The Greenland Shark Can Live For Hundreds Of Years, So Don’t Make It Mad (Cool Weird Awesome 422)

Scientists have determined that the Greenland shark lives longer than any known invertebrate, up to 400 years. How? We don't know, but it sure does seem chill about it. Plus: UK-based artist Sue Austin developed an underwater wheelchair, making the wide, wide sea a lot more accessible.

2020-11-18T07:56:11-05:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

A Computer Chip That Brings Back The Sense Of Touch (Cool Weird Awesome 287)

Physical distancing has hopefully made us all appreciate the sense of touch a little more. Scientists in Ohio may have found a way to bring that sense back to people with spinal cord injuries. Plus: an octopus may have brought back a family heirloom to a woman in British Columbia, which is a pretty nice thing for an octopus to do.

2020-04-29T07:50:22-04:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

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

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.

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