Pigeons Would Make Pretty Good Art Critics (Cool Weird Awesome 637)

Today in 2001 that a scientific journal published a study with an interesting name, which read in part: “Van Gogh, Chagall and pigeons." There's been a lot of research into how pigeons take in and process visual information, like art, and apparently it's pretty complex. Plus: in Detroit, a local news reporter does a story about a local skateboard park, and flawlessly rides a skateboard in the middle of his report! 

By |2021-10-19T06:27:25-04:00October 19, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

There’s A Way To Turn Old Chewing Gum Into Wheels For Skateboards (Cool Weird Awesome 516)

Two design students have come up with an idea to turn the stretchy, plasticky parts of chewing gum into new wheels for skateboards, so the gum isn't wasted. It's the kind of idea that just might stick. Plus: today in 1965, the Houston Astrodome opened. They had a plan to grow grass indoors, but they also had a Plan B.

By |2021-04-09T09:29:16-04:00April 9, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Can Drones Help Make Bridges Safer? (Cool Weird Awesome 342)

The drone company Skydio has just announced a new 3D scanning software that’s intended for use on large-scale structures like bridges. That may help us deal with the tens of thousands of "structurally deficient" bridges in the US. Plus: ever seen a guy do a shredding guitar solo riding on a OneWheel skateboard?

By |2020-07-15T08:23:40-04:00July 15, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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