Seeing Sounds

These glasses help you see… with your ears! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Blindness affects about thirty-nine million people worldwide. This can make daily life more difficult! Can technology help? Enter Howe Yuan Zhu and team from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. They

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Hair Hazard

Is your hairstyle … HAZARDOUS?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. No, this isn’t about the time I got my hair caught in the pasta press. We’re talking volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. These are chemicals discharged into the air as gas; some are toxic.

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Weighing the Benefits

When it comes to bedside manner, is your doctor “the biggest loser?” This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Plus-size people are used to getting berated about diabetes, heart disease, and other illnesses. But how much does that really help? Enter Charlotte Albury and team from

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Married Money

More money, more PROBLEMS?!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   Finances can be …touchy. ESPECIALLY in relationships! Some couples combine their money, while others keep it separate. How do they decide?   Enter Michelle Kruger and team from the University of Georgia.   

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ChatMD

Chat GPT? More like Chat MD!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   Seeing patients, analyzing test results, writing reports – doctors are busy! Could artificial intelligence websites like Chat GPT help lighten the load?   Enter John Ayers from the University of San

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Vaccine Machine

Print me up one of those vaccines, will ya? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Most vaccines – like mRNA vaccines – have to be kept cold. So it’s difficult to use them in areas where refrigeration isn’t available. But what if we could beat…

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Edible Electronics

YOWZA! This food is electric! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Diagnosing digestive diseases requires invasive and NASTY procedures – colonoscopy anyone? No thanks! Edible electronics with tiny cameras could be a more comfortable way to examine our nethers. But how do we power them?

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Cosmic Concrete

Going to Mars! First just needa hit 7/11. This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Scientists are starting to think about how humans could live on other planets. We’ll need houses, but what can we build them with? There are no hardware stores there… . We’ll

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Mobile Medic

Could the next medical breakthrough be… in your pocket? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Anemia is a blood condition that reduces hemoglobin, which moves oxygen through the body. In children, it can slow development and deplete immune systems. Diagnosing anemia usually requires a blood

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Vital Vitamins

Could the trick to staying sharp be found in the vitamin aisle? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Dementia and diseases like Alzheimer’s impair memory and thinking for millions of people worldwide. Is there anything we can do to fight back? Enter Maryam Ghahremani and

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