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10 01, 2020

We Could Make Fuel Kind Of Like Plants Do (Cool Weird Awesome 213)

By |2020-01-10T06:03:07-05:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Humans have been trying to figure out how to replicate plant photosynthesis for a long time - and we’ve had some successes, but a team at the University of Michigan has taken one of the biggest steps forward, with a process that uses metals as catalysts to turn light, carbon dioxide and water into methane. Plus: a company in Japan will make a personalized mask for you in the shape of your pet’s face.

9 01, 2020

The Dentist Who Put On A Vaudeville Show To Distract Patients (Cool Weird Awesome 212)

By |2020-01-09T06:24:33-05:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Dental history is, shall we say, complicated. Fortunately we have all sorts of ways to minimize pain today, but none may be as exciting as those used by Edgar "Painless" Parker, a dentist who would distract his patients by putting on a vaudeville show as he worked. Plus: V2P technology could help us keep cars and pedestrians from crashing into each other.

8 01, 2020

What’s In A Baby Name? A Pop Song (Cool Weird Awesome 211)

By |2020-01-08T05:43:22-05:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

All kinds of pop culture can lead to trends in baby names, but there’s research that shows that when a hit song has climbed up the pop charts, the same name starts climbing the list of baby names. Plus: good news out of the Consumer Electronics Show for drivers who forget their sunglasses. It's an interactive smart car visor.

7 01, 2020

Michelangelo Knew Human Anatomy Better Than Medical Science Did (Cool Weird Awesome 210)

By |2020-01-07T06:39:02-05:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Michelangelo’s David has been one of the best-known works of art for centuries because of its extraordinary detail. Last week we learned it may be even more detailed than we knew. Plus: Clean the World has been collecting, sterilizing and recycling all those old hotel room soaps into new bars, which are sent to people in need all over the world.

6 01, 2020

Math Says You Get More Pizza With A Large Instead Of Two Mediums (Cool Weird Awesome 209)

By |2020-01-06T06:50:59-05:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Obviously one large pizza gets you more than one medium or one small, but what if you’re offered one of those deals where you could get two mediums for a special price? A bold group of pizza researchers studied how you can get the most pizza for your money. Plus: meet the Cocoa Press, the 3D printer for chocolate the world has always needed, even if we didn't realize we needed it.

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