Cummins Sports, a Cork sportswear and equipment retailer, have published their photo archive online. The photos, taken by Kevin Cummins, capture a range of aspects of Cork life from the 1960s onwards, including when JFK visited Cork! (H/T to Vicky Langan for sharing).
The Verge posted an interesting article on the story of how, for a few years, Playstation 3 games consoles were used by researchers and the U.S. Airforce as supercomputers to work on black hole calculations, win cryptography contests and process images from surveillance drones.
Atlantic Philathropies, the organisation setup by Chuck Feeney to give away his huge fortune, has published their final report titled Zero Is The Hero. The report gives an overview of the amounts invested around the world in different industries. The fascinating story of Chuck Feeney is told excellently in the book The Billionaire Who Wasn't (affiliate link) by Conor Clery.
The Saturday Evening Post has an interesting article on the history of Ketchup. It originated in 17th century China as a fermented fish sauce, without tomatoes, called ke-tsiap before travelling along the British empire to the west.
Last week as part of the centenary of Dáil Éireann, the first ever youth assembly on climate took place in the Dáil. Young people from all over the country gathered in thematic groups, discussed options and submitted a list of recommendations to the Oireachtas and the government.
Slate.com have put together a fascinating list of lines of code that changed the world. The list starts with Basile Bouchon's binary punch cards from 1725, ends with the Boeing 737 Max software error, and includes everything in between such as Hello World, the hyperlink, the first popup and Bitcoin.
Drone photographer Conor Corbett (aka Éirespace) travelled the coasts of Ireland to capture drone photos of any of the remaining Éire markings from Workd War II. The 82 markings were created by volunteers of the Coastal Watch Service to help aircraft distinguish neutral Ireland from Northern Ireland.