21 05, 2019

Cool Weird Awesome 44: Excuse Me, My Suitcase Would Like To Get By

By |2019-05-23T20:23:21-04:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |

The busiest part of the year for travelers is coming, meaning that at airports, there will be a lot of people around to clonk into each other. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University may have a solution: a collision-detecting suitcase.

20 05, 2019

Cool Weird Awesome 43: Is It A Tortoise, Or Home Improvement Project?

By |2019-05-23T20:21:11-04:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Two weeks ago, the staff at the Humane Society of San Diego had to figure out how to help a tortoise with a hole in its shell. Veterinarians Daniel Barbour came up with a plan involving a trip to the hardware store.

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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