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Friday, November 5, 2021

In This Edition:
The Climate Clock, solar powered hydrocarbon production, website performance metrics,, & 500TB disc lasts billions of years!

Last weekend I took some photos at the excellent Alternating Current: Undertow concert put on by Dublin Digital Radio in Dublin. It was great to be back taking music photos, the last time was March 2020! Check out the photos here.

The Climate Clock

Image: The Climate Clock

The Climate Clock shows that on the current emissions trend, we have 10 years before the planet hits +1.5 degrees warming. Net Zero by 2050 is too late.

Solar Powered Hydrocarbon Production

Image: ETH Zurich

Researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated a proof of concept solar power hydro-carbon production system which uses mirrors to heat reaction chambers that harvests CO2 and H2O from the air and converts them into liquid fuels like kerosene or methanol. If the technology was scaled up, 3.8 square kilometers of desert filled with these mirror converters could fuel a daily return flight from New York to London.


Website Performance Metrics

Image: bitsofcode

Ire Aderinokun at bitsofcode put together a nice overview of website performance metrics, such as First Contentful Paint (FCP), along with the ideal times for each metric.


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500TB Disc Lasts Billions Of Years

Image: ExtremeTech, University of Southampton

A new 5D optical storage technique developed at the University of Southampton would allow 500TB of data to be stored on an optical storage disc for 13.8 billion years. The new writing method uses lasers to write at 230 kbps, taking 2 months to fill the disc with 500TB.


About Found This Week

Found This Week is a curated blog of interesting posts, articles, links and stories in the world of technology, science and life in general.
Each edition is curated by Daryl Feehely every Friday and highlights cool stuff found each week.
The first 104 editions were published on Medium before this site was created, check out the archive here.

Daryl Feehely

I’m a web consultant, contract web developer, technical project manager & photographer originally from Cork, now based in London. I offer my clients strategy, planning & technical delivery services, remotely & in person. I also offer freelance CTO services to companies in need of technical bootstrapping or reinvention. If you think I can help you in your business, check out my details on

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