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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.

April 29, 2022

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


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

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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