Robots And Soap Bubbles Might Help Pollinate Crops (Cool Weird Awesome 326)

Bees are running into a lot of challenges lately, and while there are efforts to help the bees get their buzz back, scientists are testing out systems that might give us other ways to pollinate. One, at the Washington State University, involves cameras and robot hands - while another, in Japan, involves soap bubbles.

By |2020-06-23T10:19:46-04:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Bees Doing It For Themselves (Cool Weird Awesome 307)

There are lots of human efforts to help bees out, but there’s also some new research out that says bees help themselves by taking steps to get plants to flower earlier than usual. Plus: a man in Canada ordered hair cream in 2012, and it just arrived this month. Patience is a virtue!

By |2020-05-27T08:15:06-04:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The Hubble Telescope’s First Space Photo Was Kind Of Blurry (Cool Weird Awesome 302)

It was on this day in 1990 that the Hubble Space Telescope took its first photo from space. Unfortunately the telescope had a problem with one of its mirrors that required astronauts to go up and fix. Plus: for World Bee Day, the story of an Irish bee enthusiast who built a hive out of LEGO.

By |2020-05-20T08:05:38-04:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |