Bacteria Batteries

Fitness trackers, VR, AI….oh my! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Today wearable tech is EVERYWHERE. Typically, these products are powered by lithium-ion batteries. Unfortunately, these are bad for the environment, and require frequent recharging. Is there an alternative? Xiaomeng Liu and team from the

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Octopus Gloves

Octopus man, octopus man, does whatever an octopus can!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science As a kid, did you ever swim to the bottom of the pool to grab a toy? Pretty hard, wasn’t it. What can we learn about grabbing things underwater from

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Chill Pill

Pain got you HOT HEADED? Take a chill pill! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Pain is no fun for anyone. We FEEL it because our nerves send pain signals from wounds to our brains. Mercifully, we can stop our nerves from sending those signals.

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Reef Song

Darling, it’s better down where it’s wetter, under the sea!  This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Sebastian the crab – from The Little Mermaid – wasn’t wrong. But did he really think Ariel could be convinced with a song? Well, maybe she should have been…

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Changing His-TAR-y

Today, the elephant in the room is … a mammoth? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Remember the mammoth, Manny, from the Ice Age movies? Then you can probably picture SOME ancient animals. However, the artists’ renderings – or PALEO ART – we’ve had for

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The Road Death Traveled

Have you ever felt your life flash before your eyes? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.  Millions have had just such a near-death experience and lived to tell the tale! They often also report that they felt separated from their bodies. Why do so many

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