Out of this world! Sounds from other planets created using cutting-edge software

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CHICAGO — New cutting-edge software is helping scientists create sounds from other planets, a development that could aid in the search for extraterrestrial life. A British researcher has developed a program that can generate the sounds of otherworldly environments and predict how human voices might change on distant planets. “For decades, we have sent cameras to …

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Don’t believe your eyes: Human visual system ‘tricks’ the mind

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YORK, United Kingdom — People often say the mind can play tricks on us, but fascinating new findings by a team at the University of York suggests it’s actually the eyes that deceive the brain. Scientists have shown that the human visual system is indeed of capable of “tricking” the brain into making inaccurate assumptions …

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State-of-the-art capsule gives scientists an inside look at the gut

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DAVIS, Calif. — Scientists understandably want to learn as much as possible about the gut, given how crucial the system is for human health. With that in mind, a new ingestible capsule is allowing scientists to gather data as it travels through the gut, collecting digestion and microorganism samples in healthy people. “The small intestine …

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Here’s why snoring could be devastating for your brain health

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MINNEAPOLIS — A recent study suggests that individuals who snore and don’t experience the deep sleep might face a decline in their brain health. Those with sleep apnea, a condition that leads to loud snoring and obstructed breathing, have a higher chance of exhibiting signs of stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, or overall cognitive decline. Researchers working …

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Groundbreaking breathalyzer powered by AI could diagnose cancer before it’s too late


BOULDER, Colo. — Can your breath reveal the presence of disease before it’s too late to act? Scientists from CU Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a groundbreaking laser-based breathalyzer, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), that has the potential to revolutionize medical diagnostics. Initially designed to detect COVID-19, the breathalyzer’s …

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