A New Device Can Tell When An Avocado Will Be Ripe (Cool Weird Awesome 347)

A team of engineering students at Harvard is teaming with a startup called Savormetrics to develop a device that can tell us when avocados will be ripe. It's one step on the way to solving the costly problem of food waste. Plus: a project in Belgium called #ArtGenetics is learning about the evolution of fruits and vegetables through classic paintings.

By |2020-07-29T07:30:23-04:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The Day The Sun Left New England (Cool Weird Awesome 301)

This day in 1780 was a very strange day for New England. The sun decided to leave the sky around 10 in the morning, leaving everything pitch black and scaring the heck out of the locals. Plus: this day in 1964 was a very strange day for Andy Warhol, who received a very interesting letter from the Campbell Soup Company.

By |2020-05-19T07:52:04-04:00May 19th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The Race To Keep Day-Glo Paints Glo-ing (Cool Weird Awesome 130)

Paintings made with Day Glo paint - some by well-known and influential artists - are losing their glow over time. Conservationists don't yet know how to solve this puzzle, but we do at least know how Day Glo got started.

By |2019-09-18T09:04:20-04:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |