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.

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

Durian Fruit May Help Charge Our Cellphones, And Without That Smell (Cool Weird Awesome 255)

Researchers at the University of Sydney say they can turn the waste from durian and jackfruit into carbon aerogel, which can help store energy in what are called super-capacitors. And no, they don't smell. Plus: Daniele Barresi is a master of making ornate sculpted art from avocados.

2020-03-10T09:00:22-04:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Millennials Are (Not) Killing Lunch (Cool Weird Awesome 2)

Millennials are not really killing lunch. But an often-discarded piece of their beloved avocados may end up saving lunch, thanks to a new kind of cutlery made from bioplastics. This weekend head to Virginia City, Nevada for the 41st International Collegiate Mining Games. Can your college hang with the Mackay Muckers of the University of Nevada - Reno in gold panning and jackleg drilling?

2019-07-19T13:42:00-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |
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