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Friday, July 29, 2022

In This Edition:
Hydrogen from tap water, all the proteins, upcycled CD biosensors, 18,000 ideas for Ireland, & dead spider grappling hooks!

My friend keeps saying "cheer up mate, it could be worse, you could be stuck underground in a hole full of water!" I know he means well.
(source: @ThePunnyWorld)

Hydrogen From Tap Water

Image: J. A. G. I.

Spanish scientist José Antonio G. I. developed a prototype system to extract hydrogen from tap water without electrolysis. Pressurized air injected into a tank of water, ferrosilicon, and sodium hydroxide causes a chemical reaction to extract the hydrogen through two additional tanks that can produce 30 litres of hydrogen per minute. Allowing hydrogen to be generated at the point of consumption removes the need for hydrogen transportation.


All The Proteins

Image: DeepMind

DeepMind is due to release a database of AI predicted structure of every protein known to science (200 million proteins)!


Upcycled CD Biosensors

Image: Binghamton University


18,000 Ideas For Ireland


The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science published the results of a national brainstorming project called Creating Our Future that collected 18,000+ ideas to make Ireland better for all.

Dead Spider Grappling Hooks

Image: Twitter, CBS News

Researchers at the University of Texas have discovered that by injecting air into a dead spider, they can open and close the legs of the spider and use it as a zombie spider grappling hook to lift 130% of the spider's weight.

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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