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Friday, January 20, 2023

In This Edition:
Steering lightning with lasers, air pollution caused by wood burning stoves, WiFi human pose sensing system, Scrolly Video, & the superpowers of stinging nettles!
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Steering Lightning With Lasers

Image: Unslash, Michał Mancewicz

Physicists at École Polytechnique in Palaiseau have successfully used lasers to guide lightning over a Swiss mountain. The lasers create a pathway of low density, ionized air that the lightning can follow.


Air Pollution Caused By Wood Burning Stoves

Image: Clean Air Hub

The Clean Air Hub describes the new evidence on how bad wood burning stoves are at causing harmful small particle air pollution.


WiFi Human Pose Sensing System

Image: Jiaqi Geng, Dong Huang, Fernando De la Torre

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a WiFi based human pose sensing system that can identify multiple people and their positions in a room using the phase and amplitude of the WiFi signal, filtered using machine learning models. The system can map the UV coordinates of body regions and is comparable to image based recognition systems.


Scrolly Video

Image: Scrolly Video

Scrolly Video is a javascript library that syncs the playback of a background video with the scrolling of the page.


The Superpowers of Stinging Nettles

Image: Unsplash, Les Argonautes

Stinging nettles have a bad rep as a villain of nature, when in actual fact, they have lots of great superpowers like being caterpillar & butterfly food, a sanctuary for ladybirds, a medicine to treat hypertension and diabetes, and can even be used as cloth fibre.

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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