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Friday, June 16, 2023

In This Edition:
Climate delay, insulin lettuce, LLM API stacks, teach yourself computer science curriculum, vim motions, & China's mach 30 wind tunnel.

Insulin Lettuce

Image: University of Pennsylvania

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have created a plant based insulin that can be delivered orally and stored at room temperature. Their method seeds lettuce cell walls with human insulin genes using a gene gun, and then selectively breeds generations of the plant that maintains the insulin, which can then be ground up and shelf stored.


LLM API Stacks

Image: Sequoia Capital

Sequoia Capital surveyed companies across its investment network to see how many companies are using large language models (LLMs), and what frameworks and tools stack they use to deliver their AI powered products. Needless to say, OpenAI enjoys wide adoption among those surveyed.


Teach Yourself Computer Science Curriculum

Image: GitHub

Want to teach yourself computer science, including quantum computing and machine learning? Then check out this free computer science curriculum if you do.


Vim Motions

Image: Barbarian Meets Coding

A few years ago, after about 15 years of avoiding vim, I learnt a few commands to get by, and now I use them every day. I was very excited to come across this great post about vim motions, commands to traverse your code without using a mouse.

China's Mach 30 Wind Tunnel

Image: New Atlas, SCMP

China has developed a testing wind tunnel that can operated a speeds up to Mach 30, using a series of timed explosives that off each other onto a single point. This interesting article describes the Chinese breakthrough, as well as the other methods deployed by other wind tunnels. Unfortunately, this new wind tunnel is most likely being used to test a hypersonic nuclear missile.


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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