20 05, 2020

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

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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.

1 04, 2020

Lego Bricks Could Last Longer Than A Millennium (Cool Weird Awesome 272)

By |2020-04-01T10:09:50-04:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Researchers have been studying LEGO longevity! Don't put them in the ocean, because they could last hundreds or even thousands of years - instead, maybe build something really cool to share with future generations. Plus: there's a new world record in the category of most walnuts cracked by an elbow in under a minute. Yes, that's a category.

24 02, 2020

A Brain Implant That Can Bypass A Damaged Eye And Send Images To The Mind (Cool Weird Awesome 244)

By |2020-02-24T09:41:09-05:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

The technology I like best is the technology that helps people do what they couldn’t do before, like a new brain implant that can put images from a camera in front of blind people. Plus: Rita Ebel is making the German town of Hanau more accessible for wheelchair uses, by using LEGO.

2 10, 2019

The 7-10 Split Meets Big Data (Cool Weird Awesome 140)

By |2019-10-02T09:08:56-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

The 7-10 split is the hardest show in bowling, right? Well, an analysis from 2015 put that to the test - and the results were pretty surprising. Plus: an exhibit at New York's Hall of Science includes more than 100 classic works of art recreated with Legos.