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Sensor tattooed on skin

Smartwatch weighing you down? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying… How smart are they, anyway? Tracking your health and fitness is important – you want a device that knows you like your own skin! Faheem Ershad from the University of Houston has a solution.

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Nowhere to Hide

Come out, come out, wherever you are!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. To treat cancer, first you have to find it –but cancer likes to play hide-and-seek. What if we could spot it easily — like exploring a cave with a flashlight?  Nozomi Nishizawa

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APP Yourself!

Personalized plates! Personalized toys! Personalized … personality?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Want to be more sociable, conscientious, considerate? You’re in luck – there’s an app for that!  That’s right – Mirjam Stieger from Brandeis University and team have developed a personalized personality APP.

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Space Race

Traveling to Mars? Don’t forget the sunblock! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying – Pop on those shades! Both the sun AND our galaxy put out some deadly stuff. Too much basking in cosmic rays can lead to cancer and even deadly radiation poisoning.

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Skin in the Game

Low battery on my FITBIT!?! OMG NOOOOOO! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Your smartwatch knows SO MUCH about you! From your step count to your heart rate. But it’s down for the count while plugged in and charging. Can we get back those lost

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Horse-Power

Beep, boop, does not compute.   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   From food delivery to companionship, robots are now part of our daily lives. But they’re far from perfect. So how can we make them better partners?   University of Florida robotics expert

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Green Light Plant Flight

It’s a bird, it’s a plane . . . it’s a – scientist in a helicopter!? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Living beings, like plants, reflect light in unique spiral patterns into the environment. Non-living things — like buildings and bridges – not so

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Inclusive Brainwaves

There’s a new way to record brain WEAVES!   This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.   Technology is due for some long-needed renovations. Some cameras don’t recognize the darker skin tones of Black people. There’s medical equipment that diagnoses sleep disorders and epileptic seizures. To

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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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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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