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Friday, June 24, 2022

In This Edition:
Urine fertiliser, optical microphone, Volvo hydrogen haulage trucks, private moon orbit mission, & Floppotron v3.0!

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Urine Fertiliser

Image: YouTube, Collaborative Crop Research Program

Farmers and researchers in Niger have conducted trials of urine fertiliser from 2014 to 2016 and achieved a 30% increase in pearl millet yield compared to standard fertiliser. Urine fertiliser is also a much more environmentally sustainable alternative to regular fertiliser.


Optical Microphone

Image: Carnegie Mellon University

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University developed an optical microphone that uses lasers to measure sound vibrations on materials to reconstruct the isolated audio.


Volvo Hydrogen Hauler Trucks

Image: Electrek, Volvo

Volvo is testing new hydrogen powered haulage trucks which can be charged by 12kg of hydrogen in 7.5 minutes fir 4 hours of operation. Volvo expects to commercialise hydrogen powered vehilces by 2025.


Private Moon Orbit Mission

Image: Advanced Space

An upcoming satellite moon mission launched by private company Rocket Labs and funded by NASA will deliver a satellite in a near-rectilinear halo orbit around the moon. The mission is designed to test this stable orbit around the moon, which will later be used by NASA to launch a lunar space station.


Floppotron 3.0

Image: YouTube, Paweł Zadrożniak

Version 3.0 of the computer hardware orchestra Floppotron now sports 512 floppy disks, 16 hard drives, and 4 scanners.

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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