Before Alarm Clocks, Some People Awoke With Help From A “Knocker-Up” (Cool Weird Awesome 1204)

It’s Sleep Awareness Week, so we’re talking about the part of sleep people usually like the least: the part where the alarm clock wakes us up. Or, in the time before alarm clocks, the part where the local "knocker-up" pounded on the doors to get people out of bed.

By |2024-03-15T08:39:11-04:00March 15, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Musical Alarms Could Help Save Lives In Hospitals (Cool Weird Awesome 1199)

There's a phenomenon in hospitals called "alarm fatigue" that can actually cause problems for patients. An anesthesiologist and a music cognition researcher have teamed up to find alternatives to the jarring beeps.

By |2024-03-08T08:47:13-05:00March 8, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

The Smart Pacifier Is A High-Tech Wearable That Helps Keep Newborns Healthy (Cool Weird Awesome 783)

Washington State University has developed a high-tech wearable (I guess you call it a wearable?) to make it easier to take care of a very important test for some babies: a smart pacifier.

By |2024-01-31T09:23:32-05:00May 31, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |
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