The Hubble Telescope’s First Space Photo Was Kind Of Blurry (Cool Weird Awesome 302)

It was on this day in 1990 that the Hubble Space Telescope took its first photo from space. Unfortunately the telescope had a problem with one of its mirrors that required astronauts to go up and fix. Plus: for World Bee Day, the story of an Irish bee enthusiast who built a hive out of LEGO.

By |2020-05-20T08:05:38-04:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Lego Bricks Could Last Longer Than A Millennium (Cool Weird Awesome 272)

Researchers have been studying LEGO longevity! Don't put them in the ocean, because they could last hundreds or even thousands of years - instead, maybe build something really cool to share with future generations. Plus: there's a new world record in the category of most walnuts cracked by an elbow in under a minute. Yes, that's a category.

By |2020-04-01T10:09:50-04:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

A Brain Implant That Can Bypass A Damaged Eye And Send Images To The Mind (Cool Weird Awesome 244)

The technology I like best is the technology that helps people do what they couldn’t do before, like a new brain implant that can put images from a camera in front of blind people. Plus: Rita Ebel is making the German town of Hanau more accessible for wheelchair uses, by using LEGO.

By |2020-02-24T09:41:09-05:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

The 7-10 Split Meets Big Data (Cool Weird Awesome 140)

The 7-10 split is the hardest show in bowling, right? Well, an analysis from 2015 put that to the test - and the results were pretty surprising. Plus: an exhibit at New York's Hall of Science includes more than 100 classic works of art recreated with Legos.

By |2019-10-02T09:08:56-04:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , |