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Robotic Teddy Bear Smacks You When You Snore

Robotic bears are kind of a thing in Japan. This one is called Jukusui-kun, which means “deep sleep.” You lie on top of it while sleeping. If you start to snore, it’ll brush you across the face with its paw (claws are optional) to suggest that you stop. Watch a video of it in action [...]

Better Exam Results By Listening to Study Tape While Asleep

Psst! Got a tough exam in the morning? Here’s an easy way to improve your grade: listen to study tapes while you’re asleep. Really! Scientists have found that hearing specific sounds during deep sleep can improve memory and recall. [...] Scientists asked a group of students to look at 50 objects, including a cat and a kettle, [...]