These Biodegradable Shoes Have An Expiration Date (Cool Weird Awesome 398)

Shoes only last for so long, but they're made from materials that last seemingly forever. Designer Shahar Asor has an alternate idea: shoes for kids with an expiration date. Plus: a pizza place in Brooklyn is letting customers order "comforting words" along with their food.

By |2020-10-08T08:09:58-04:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Going For A Walk Could Generate Wind Power (Cool Weird Awesome 390)

A small device created in China could turn anyone of out for a walk (and probably their dogs, too) into small scale power plants, just from the breeze they cause by walking! It's all thanks to what's called triboelectricity. Plus: a Swedish company wants to create OceanBird, a full-size cargo ship that runs on wind power.

By |2020-09-28T08:16:35-04:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Turn Used Cooking Oil Into Raw Material For 3D Printers (Cool Weird Awesome 256)

Researchers at the University of Toronto have an idea: maybe the old cooking oil from fast food chains could have new life as resin for 3D printers. Plus: this weekend in Mansfield, Texas, it’s the one and only Pickle Parade!

By |2020-03-11T09:00:08-04:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |