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Friday, July 28, 2023

In This Edition:
Sinéad, Decoding animal & insect languages, rubber net walking aid, steps for running a post-mortem meeting, a cautionary tale of updating a live database, & renewable energy switch pays for itself in 6 years!

Decoding Animal & Insect Languages

Digital bioacoustics uses recording devices and AI to decode animal languages and helps us understand and sometimes synthesize them! Scientists at Tel Aviv University can translate Egyptian fruit bats, and researchers at Freie Universität Berlin have created a RoboBee that can give instructions to other bees in the hive!

Rubber Net Walking Aid

Image: Futto

Japanese company Futto have created a rubber net device that aids people learning to walk again. The device aids muscles by acting in place of weakened tendons.


Steps For Running A Post-Morten Meeting

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Parabol published a useful piece on steps to follow when conducting a post-morten meeting after an incident. The handy advice aims to help identify the root causes of the problem and learn from them.


A Cautionary Tale of Updating A Live Database

Image: Dan Cowell

Dan Cowell shares a cautionary tale describing why it's not a good idea to update a live database, and if you must, use BEGIN TRANSACTION.


Renewable Energy Switch Pays For Itself In 6 Years

Researchers at Stanford University published a study showing that for the world to switch to 100% renewable energy would cost $62 Trillion, but would save $11 Trillion per year, paying for itself in 6 years.


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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