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Friday, October 28, 2022

In This Edition:
I'm A Zombie, communicating climate change, machine learning questions, genetically modified houseplants as air purifiers, sustainable burial options, & the sun smiling!

Communicating Climate Change

Image: UCL

UCL published a useful handbook on communicating climate change, that includes advice on TV and radio appearances, using stories to convey arguments, and how to bridge questions to reaffirm points, while avoiding too much fear and doom framing.


Machine Learning Questions

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Machine Learning Questions presents a daily machine learning scenario with multiple choice answers as a way of learning machine learning topics and tactics.


Genetically Modified Houseplants As Air Purifiers

Image: Neoplants

Neoplants have developed a genetically modified houseplant that can scrub the air of volatile organic compounds (VOC), specifically formaldehyde (HCHO) and benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (BTEX), which are present indoors from paints, coatings, chemicals, cooking & smoking.


Sustainable Burial Options

Image: Edda Emanuela Guareschi, Paola Annarosa Magni

This fascinating article in The Conversation describes how friendly different burial options are for the environment. The key indicator is apparently how long it takes a body to skeletonise, and what happens to the decomposed remains during that process. Pollutant materials from coffin coatings and ornaments are also taken into account. An aerated tomb comes out on top as the best option for a fast and clean skeletonising process, as well recycling options for the tomb itself afterwards.

Sun Smile

Image: NASA

Happy Friday! Here is a picture of the sun smiling! :-)

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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