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Friday, May 13, 2022

In This Edition:
Moon plants, algae powered microprocessor, AI traffic lights, Oldest Search, & tornado drone footage.

Moon Plants

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Researchers at the University of Florida have successfully grown plants in soil from the moon. The research used soil samples collected during the Apollo 11, 12, & 17 missions to test how well thale cress could or would grow in the extra-terrestrial soil. The cress was a champ and grew in the lunar soil, albeit it at a slower rate than in earth soil, while dealing with metabolic and oxidative stress.


Algae Powered Microprocessor

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Engineers at the University of Cambridge created an algae battery that successfully powered a microprocessor computer for 6 months, on the current generated from a freshwater cyanobacteria.


AI Traffic Lights

Image: Aston University

Computer science researchers at Aston University have created an AI traffic light management system that is more efficient at reducing traffic jams and waiting than current manually designed phase transitions management solutions.


Oldest Search

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Oldest Search allows you to search for the oldest records on the internet relating to your search query.


Tornado Drone Footage

Image: YouTube, Reed Timmer

Reed Timmer captured some astounding 4k drone footage of a tornado tearing through homes in Andover, Kansas.

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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