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Fund this: Smart earplugs promise a better night's sleep

Having already blasted past its fundraising goal, this smartphone-controlled sleep aid is now working toward stretch goals.

By November 25, 2014


Possibly the best way to listen to music: First listen to silence

Use silence to give your ears and brain a rest, and your music might sound better.

By January 30, 2016


Astronaut Scott Kelly talks about acid pee, sleep and fears in space

Ask this astronaut anything: Kelly reveals what life is like aboard the International Space Station in an interview on Reddit.

By January 29, 2016


Sensaphonics ER earplugs, a better way to hush the noise

It's noisy world, and getting noisier all the time; the Audiophiliac thinks Sensaphonics' earplugs quell the din and still let you hear the sound around you.

By January 11, 2014


Smart earplugs know when it's too loud

Now in use by the military, intelligent earplugs that automatically filter out the clamor when it reaches dangerous levels are being adapted for offshore drilling and other noisy jobs.

By July 27, 2010


Talk of robots and food...specifically one that makes food (sort of).

This week on Crave, Donald and Jasmine attempt to make due in the absence of the Eric Franklin, who should be awakening from his Nyquil-induced haze any moment now. The big news of the day is Apple's latest gadgets, which includes an iMac attack and the undeniably unique Apple Magic Trackpad. And of course, no Crave podcast would be complete without talk of robots and food...specifically one that makes food (sort of). Also, Japan develops some freaky-smart billboards, the military gets some super spectacular smart earplugs, and the police find a new non-fatal weapon. Finally, we soothe your eyes with some lovely 3D street art--no funky glasses required.

By July 27, 2010


3D imaging could help improve hearing aids

A new imaging technique out of MIT could result in hearing aids--and earphones and earplugs--that fit and function better.

By May 25, 2010


Natali Del Conte's blooper reel

A look back at Natali fooling around on the Loaded set. Warning: wear earplugs for the singing portion of this video!

December 9, 2008