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: , , , , , |

This Smart Glove Can Help People Recover From A Stroke (Cool Weird Awesome 1177)

A new wearable device can track arm and hand movements from people recovering from strokes to help improve their rehab exercises.

By |2024-01-31T08:57:40-05:00January 31, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

John Thompson Lost His Arms In A Farm Accident, Got Himself Help And Got The Arms Back (Cool Weird Awesome 1168)

On this day in 1992, John Thompson of North Dakota lost his arms in a farm accident. He then got himself emergency care in time so that he got his arms back.

By |2024-01-11T05:50:24-05:00January 11, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Can We Patch Back Injuries The Way We Patch Holes In Car Tires? (Cool Weird Awesome 1135)

The Tension-Activated Repair Patch could help people with back injuries, and it works a little bit like how we patch flat tires on the road. 

By |2023-11-28T09:04:34-05:00November 28, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

A Medical Robot Can Help Steer A Needle Through Living Tissue (Cool Weird Awesome 1112)

It's a big and little development in medicine and technology all at once: a robotic system that can autonomously move a medical needle safely through living tissue. Plus: starting tomorrow in Grand Marais, Minnesota, it's the Moose Madness Family Festival.

By |2023-10-19T06:09:10-04:00October 19, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Virginia Apgar’s Score Has Helped Millions Of Babies Stay Healthy (Cool Weird Awesome 1021)

Today in 1909, the birthday of Dr. Virginia Apgar, who created the short but important test known as the Apgar Score to make sure a newborn baby is getting off to a good start.

By |2023-06-07T10:09:49-04:00June 7, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

How Aaron “Bunny” Lapin Became The Whipped Cream King (Cool Weird Awesome 921)

Today was the birthday in 1914 of the man who brought spray can and whipped cream together: Aaron “Bunny” Lapin.

By |2024-01-05T06:31:14-05:00January 5, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Here’s Why There Aren’t B Batteries (Cool Weird Awesome 913)

Maybe you had to pick up some batteries for some of the presents you bought this month. When it comes to toys, we’ve got AA, AAA, C and D batteries… but not B! Why not?

By |2023-12-27T10:14:01-05:00December 27, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Don Karkos Regained Sight In His Right Eye After A Horse Headbutted Him (Cool Weird Awesome 903)

It was around this time in 2006 that a Navy veteran named Don Karkos got headbutted by a horse… and it turned out great!

By |2023-12-13T12:06:49-05:00December 13, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

A New Brace Can Treat Scoliosis Without Cramping The Wearer’s Style (Cool Weird Awesome 865)

Back braces for scoliosis haven't always been the most comfortable or fun to wear in public. But Airy, the newest prototype back brace, could even be called stylish.

By |2022-10-13T08:41:37-04:00October 13, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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