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.

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

Ooh, That Smell: A Corpse Flower Blooms In Chicago (Cool Weird Awesome 40)

The Chicago Botanic Garden has issued a bloom watch for one of its corpse flowers - not humans' favorite scent ever, but still a special occasion, because a corpse flower in the wild only blooms every two to five years.

By |2020-03-10T08:58:09-04:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |