Our Undersea Internet Cables Are Also Pretty Good Earthquake Detectors (Cool Weird Awesome 780)

We now have some 750,000 miles of internet cable on ocean and seafloors. A research team found a way to use those cables to measure seismic activity, without installing anything extra.

By |2022-05-26T05:43:00-04:00May 26, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

“Soft Electronics” Means Even Devices With Holes In Them Could Still Work (Cool Weird Awesome 563)

Our high-tech devices are amazing but also kind of fragile. But a team at Virginia Tech has a solution: “soft electronics” that can not only keep working when they’re damaged, they can heal themselves. Plus: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech have been using high-altitude balloons to measure seismic activity, and they're hoping to send those balloons someday to monitor Venusquakes! 

By |2021-06-30T09:04:11-04:00June 30, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

I will not yield! Some Things For October 17, 2019

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