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Earbuds may soon detect ear infections and other ailments

Earbuds may soon be able to detect common ear infections and other ailments, according to a new study. The “EarHealth” system pairs Bluetooth earbuds with...

Blue light from your phone may harm you more when you get older

Scientists from Oregon State University found that the damaging effects of daily, lifelong exposure to the blue light emanating from phones, computers, and household...

In a hotter world, air conditioning isn’t a luxury, it’s a lifesaver

As extreme heatwaves ravage the United States, Europe and Africa, killing thousands, scientists warn that the worst is still to come. With countries continuing to...

Fitness trackers could benefit your heart health, study finds

Scientists from the University of South Australia found fitness trackers, pedometers, and smart watches motivate us to exercise more and lose weight. They found wearable...

These wireless earbuds offer better sound with machine learning

As meetings shifted online during the COVID-19 lockdown, many people found that chattering roommates, garbage trucks and other loud sounds disrupted important conversations. This experience...

Scientists develop durable material for flexible artificial muscles

Scientists develop a new material and manufacturing process for creating artificial muscles that are stronger and more flexible than their biological counterparts. “Creating an artificial...

It’s 2022. Why do we still not have waterproof phones

While manufacturers have successfully increased the water-repelling nature of smartphones, they are still far from “waterproof”. A water-resistant product can usually resist water penetration to...

Turning phones on silent increases, not decreases, phone checking

'Common sense' advice to halt smartphone distraction may actually be misguided. Telling people to turn their smartphones off, or set them on silent as a...

This smart earbud will measure how astronauts sleep

Sleep is important for our health and well-being, and bad sleep can negatively impact our attention span, memory, decision-making skills, creativity and judgment. Astronauts living...

This material holds promise for the next generation of organic electronics

For decades, field-effect transistors enabled by silicon-based semiconductors have powered the electronics revolution. But in recent years, manufacturers have come up against hard physical limits...