Curiosity Daily Podcast: Fabric with Ears, Dreaming of E.T., Fast Evolution
Today, you’ll learn about how researchers at MIT created an incredible new type of fabric that can save thousands of lives, how sleep scientists are explaining alien abductions, and how evolution is being sped up by human beings, causing ripple effects all over the place.
Episode show notes:
We have clothing with speakers, clothing you can hear, but now there’s clothing that can hear you.
This fabric can hear your heartbeat by Carolyn Wilke
A fabric that “hears” your heart's sounds by Jennifer Chu
Researchers Create a Fabric That Can ‘Hear’ Your Heartbeat by Margaret Osborne
Hear and There: Sounds from Everywhere! by Daniel Henning, Edin Sabic, and Michael C. Hout
Heart Disease Facts by The CDC
Electrical and Electromagnetic Fundamentals by Joseph J. Carr
Smart Fibers Could Turn Army Uniforms Into Wearable Computers by Kyle Mizokami
Alien abductions may actually have a scientific explanation - just not the UFO sighting kind you might think.
'Alien abduction' stories may come from lucid dreaming, study hints by Mindy Weisberger
COULD SUSPECTED ALIEN ABDUCTIONS JUST BE … LUCID DREAMING? by Elizabeth Rayne
How Betty and Barney Hill's Alien Abduction Story Defined the Genre by Linda Lacina
Is it normal to believe you have been abducted by aliens? by Dr. Ema Sullivan-Bissett
Sleep Paralysis Sources
- Sleep paralysis and folklore by Ann M. Cox
- Sleep Paralysis in Brazilian Folklore and Other Cultures: A Brief Review by José F. R. de Sá and Sérgio A. Mota-Rolim
Can we speed up evolution? Humans didn’t think so, but we inadvertently are.
A New Database Reveals How Much Humans Are Messing With Evolution by Amit Katwala
Uncovering the underlying patterns in contemporary evolution by McGill University Newsroom
Pollution Facts & Types of Pollution by Alina Bradford
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