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Friday, March 18, 2022

In This Edition:
Mars rock layers, how to build on Solana, UberEats & Idempotency, Songs of Disappearance on Shortwave, & robot mouth!

Mars Rock Layers

Image: NASA

NASA recently released a new image from the orbiting High Resolution Imaging Experiment (HiRISE) satellite. The photograph show sedimentary layers on the rocks in the Danielson Crater, which suggests a cyclical nature to the layering.


How To Build On Solana

Image: Developer Dao


UberEats & Idempotency

Image: Twitter, Gergely Orosz

Former Uber employee Gergely Orosz teaches us why Idempotency is important when using external APIs in this great thread about how a bug in UberEats allowed $14,000+ of free food to be ordered in India.

Podcast Of The Week: Songs of Disappearance on NPR Shortwave

Image: Bowerbird Collective

Songs of Disappearance is an album of field recordings of Australia's most endangered birds. This episode of the NPR Shortwave podcast interviews the producer of the album Anthony Albrecht about the birds and their fantastic calls!


Mouth Robot

Image: Kagawa University

Professor Hideyuki Sawada from Kagawa University has created an utterance robot that manipulates the shape of a mouth and nasal cavity to produce sounds that simulate how humans speak. The robot also uses machine learning to hear its own utterance and improve them over time.

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 http://darylfeehely.com

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