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Friday, March 3, 2023

In This Edition:
Forever chemicals map of Europe, change behaviour with green nudges, COVID tracking app averts 1 million cases, ethical design resources, & unencrypted drone pilot positioning!

Forever Chemicals Map of Europe

Image: Le Monde

Le Monde published a map of Europe showing the locations of recorded PFAS forever chemical contamination points.


Change Behaviour With Green Nudges


The UN Environment Programme published a book of green nudges, showing a set of changes that were made across hundreds of universities to promote & encourage climate conscious behaviour. One case study included from UCC describes a 20% increase in the use of reusable cups after the installation of cup washers.


COVID Tracking App Averts 1 Million Cases

Image: Nature

Researchers have determined that the use of UK's NHS COVID tracking app in England and Wales averted approx. 1 million positive cases in the first year of its use, which led to an estimated 9.600 less deaths.


Ethical Design Resources

Image: Ethical Design Resources

Ethical Design Resources pulls together a large list of ethically focussed principles, books, podcasts, and other resources.

Unencrypted Drone Pilot Positioning

Researchers from the Ruhr University Bochum and the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security demonstrated that DJI drones broadcast the position of drone pilots during flight in an unencrypted payload, which can be read by anyone.


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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