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Friday, April 29, 2022

In This Edition:
Rhythmic lemurs, jumping robot, flat packed solar water heater, big tech revenue streams, & The Sparks Brothers!

Podcast Of The Week: Rhythmic Lemurs

Image: Filippo Carugati

Scientists have recently discovered that Lemurs sing with categorical rhythm, something that was prior only known to be present with just birds and humans. This informative episode of NPR's Shortwave has all the details, along with some clips of singing Lemurs that happen to be Queen fans!


Jumping Robot

Image: Elliot W. Hawkes

Scientists at the University of California have developed a robot that can jump over 100 times its own height. The robot is intended to help explore the moon and can jump up to 32.9 metres.


Flat Packed Solar Water Heater

Image: EIT Climate-KIC, SolarisKit

SolarisKit, a Scottish B-Corp have developed a flat packed solar water heater that can be assembled in 20 mins and can heat water to 60 degrees Celsius. The kit uses a solar coil to absorb heat from the sun and heat water that passes through the coil. The kit can be daisy-chained to create a home solar water heating system, or as a standalone water heater for camping or garden pools.


Big Tech Revenue Streams

Image: Visual Capitalist

Visual Capitalist published an interesting post showing the breakdown of the main revenue streams for the big tech companies, adding up where all their billions in revenue are made.

Movie Review: The Sparks Brothers

Image: IMDB

This week I watched Edgar Wright's excellent documentary The Sparks Brothers, about the band Sparks. To my musical shame, I didn't know who Sparks were beforehand, aside from recognising their early hit This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us, without knowing the name of the band.

The documentary educates the viewer and illuminates the fact that the Sparks brothers are pioneers in their field, have re-invented themselves numerous times in the name of artist expression and progression, and have influenced countless famous bands and genres. They are also hilarious and have a huge catalog of music to explore once you've been hooked after watching this doc!


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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