“Fordite” Is The Gem Made From Paint At Auto Factories (Cool Weird Awesome 393)

Back in the days when auto workers spray painted new vehicles, excess paint would harden and accumulate into a substance that looked like colorful gemstones. Jewelers have been making works of art out of "fordite" ever since. Plus: ever wanted to make a bread bowl that looks like your own face? Now you can! 

2021-02-25T09:15:15-05:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

A Computer Chip That Brings Back The Sense Of Touch (Cool Weird Awesome 287)

Physical distancing has hopefully made us all appreciate the sense of touch a little more. Scientists in Ohio may have found a way to bring that sense back to people with spinal cord injuries. Plus: an octopus may have brought back a family heirloom to a woman in British Columbia, which is a pretty nice thing for an octopus to do.

2020-04-29T07:50:22-04:00April 29th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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