Classic Cars Can Also Be Green Cars, With A Little Work Under The Hood (Cool Weird Awesome 436)

A California company is building an all-electric platform designed specifically to keep classic and vintage cars with gas engines on the road, with much smaller carbon footprints. Plus: ever heard a jazz solo on the bagpipes? No? You might be missing out. 

2020-12-08T09:56:17-05:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Eco-Friendly Latex Could Keep A Lot of Gloves Out of Landfills (Cool Weird Awesome 431)

We use hundreds of billions of latex gloves a year, for a lot of important reasons. Scientists at Cranfield University in the UK are developing an eco-friendly latex glove that uses less energy to produce and will biodegrade in weeks rather than centuries. Plus: today in 1997, Kenny G set a world record for longest single note played on a saxophone.

2020-12-01T08:16:13-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

These Biodegradable Shoes Have An Expiration Date (Cool Weird Awesome 398)

Shoes only last for so long, but they're made from materials that last seemingly forever. Designer Shahar Asor has an alternate idea: shoes for kids with an expiration date. Plus: a pizza place in Brooklyn is letting customers order "comforting words" along with their food.

2020-10-08T08:09:58-04:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Going For A Walk Could Generate Wind Power (Cool Weird Awesome 390)

A small device created in China could turn anyone of out for a walk (and probably their dogs, too) into small scale power plants, just from the breeze they cause by walking! It's all thanks to what's called triboelectricity. Plus: a Swedish company wants to create OceanBird, a full-size cargo ship that runs on wind power.

2020-09-28T08:16:35-04:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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