Hanging Around

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Friday, January 27, 2023

In This Edition:
Meltybrains? You, electric car vs second hand fossil car, almost no power radio transmitter, detect ChatGPT text using GPTZero, ancient earths, and Patatap!

Musical wizards and legendary human beings Meltybrains? released their debut album You. It is absolutely mega! Listen to You here.

Electric Car Vs Second Hand Fossil Car

Image: Hannah Ritchie

Hannah Ritchie published an excellent analysis of the emissions of an electric car versus those of a second hand fossil car. When electricity generation is a mix of renewables, the production emissions of an electric car (mainly the battery) are overtaken by the emissions of a fossil car after the second year of driving.


Almost No Power Radio Transmitter

Image: Zerina Kapetanovic

Researchers from the University of Washington and Stanford University demonstrated a new radio transmitter that uses almost no power to switch the flow of electrons heated by random thermal noise on or off to an antenna. A separate cooled receiver can detect the change in temperature in the antenna of the transmitter, allowing information to be sent by the transmitter using only the power needed to activate the switch and with a power source needed to generate a signal to transmit.

Detect ChatGPT Text Using GPTZero

Image: GPTZero

GPTZero is a new service that purports to allow users to detect output generated by ChatGPT, using AI, just like ChatGPT. GPTZero are currently looking for users in education to help them develop a written-by-AI detector.


Ancient Earths

Image: Dinosaur Pictures

Want to see what the earth looked like during different epochs? Ancient Earth Globe allows you to pick a time frame and see what the globe looked like back then.

Patatap Music Game

Image: Patatap

Patatap is a fun music game where you can play different clips by tapping on your mobile screen, or typing on your keyboard when viewing the site on a computer.


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 http://darylfeehely.com

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