26 11, 2019

To Save Water, Sometimes LESS Is More (Cool Weird Awesome 179)

By |2019-11-26T05:35:19-05:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Researchers at Penn State University have created liquid-entrenched smooth surface, or LESS. Why? To coat our toilets. Why? So stuff can't stick to them. Why? To save water, which we use by the tens of billions of gallons each day just to re-flush that stuck stuff. Why? Because life is unfair sometimes. Plus: Twitter minus words, videos, pictures and links is a pretty amazing thing, judging by the project called Emoji Storm!

21 11, 2019

Pigs Are On A Mission To Save Hazelnuts (Cool Weird Awesome 176)

By |2019-11-21T06:08:10-05:00November 21st, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The nefarious filbertworm is trying to infest our hazelnut supply! Researchers at the University of Oregon think the solution might lie with pigs. Plus: the Ebo is a little ball-shaped robot that will play with your cat when you're not home.

28 10, 2019

When You’re Tracking Migrating Eagles, Always Get Extra Roaming Data (Cool Weird Awesome 158)

By |2019-10-28T09:12:09-04:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

A project in Russia tracks the movements of steppe eagles through trackers that can send text messages back to research HQ about their whereabouts. There's one problem: the eagles have been crossing into other countries and their trackers are using roaming data!

9 09, 2019

Whatever’s In Loch Ness Isn’t What’s In The Famous Loch Ness Monster Photo (Cool Weird Awesome 123)

By |2019-09-09T08:53:41-04:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Researchers may have finally solved the long-running mystery of what the Loch Ness Monster is. What Nessie is not is the thing that is in the picture you’ll most likely see when you search for “Loch Ness Monster” on the internet.

17 05, 2019

Cool Weird Awesome 42: Sure, I’m Petty, Just Not Paypal-Petty

By |2019-05-17T08:54:23-04:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

A group of researchers has been looking at the science behind digital pettiness - that’s like if you go out to eat with somebody and then use Paypal or Venmo to send them the exact amount of money to cover your order, down to the penny.

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