A Nigerian Energy Startup Literally Gives Power To The People (Cool Weird Awesome 627)

In a part of the world where the energy grid isn't as reliable as residents might like, Reedii rents out energy “capsules” to those who need to charge cellphones, plug in lights or use other powered devices. And the "capsules" are charged with solar power! Plus: did you know there are six asteroids named for the six members of Monty Python? 

By |2021-10-05T06:35:24-04:00October 5, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

A Little Electricity Might Help Heal Our Wounds (Cool Weird Awesome 495)

Welcome to the world of electroceuticals! That's the word for treatments that involve electricity, and a new study finds steady current applied to wounds can actually get healing agents to the site more quickly. Speaking of quick: the "tossed rice art" of Maria Lynn may only last an instant, but what an instant it is.

By |2021-03-12T09:18:11-05:00March 12, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

A Device That Can Make Electricity “Out Of Thin Air” (Cool Weird Awesome 247)

A new technology out of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst actually pulls electricity out of the air! But don't worry, it's not like when Sith lords shoot lightning at people. Plus: Steamboat Springs, Colorado sets the world record for the largest single firework explosion.

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