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Friday, August 12, 2022

In This Edition:
COVID immunity rapid test, quantum level ice simulation, immune system map, polymer data storage & encryption, & locusts can smell cancer!

COVID Immunity Rapid Test

Image: MIT

Researchers at MIT have developed a rapid test that can detect the amount of COVID immunity present in a drop of blood.


Quantum Level Ice Simulation

Image: YouTube, Princeton

Researchers at Princeton have successfully simulated the freezing of water at the quantum level using neural networks to model quantum-mechanical interatomic forces.


Immune System Map

Image: Yannik Severin, Julien Mena, Berend Snijder / ETH Zürich

Researchers at ETH Zurich have created the first map of connection within the human immune system. The map shows how immune cells across the body link up and communicate to deal with threats.


Polymer Data Storage & Encryption

Image: S.D. Dahlhauser et al., 2022

Scientists at the University of Texas stored an encrypted version of The Wizard of Oz in 256 bits of data encoded within polymers of ink. The ink was used to write a letter, which can later be decoded using depolymerization and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry equipment.


Locusts Can Smell Cancer

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Scientists from Michigan State University have discovered that locusts can not only smell cancer cells, but changes in their brain activity that can be measured also change depending on the type of cancer cell that they smell. Harnessing this diagnostic capability could allow large scale early stage cancer detection.


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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