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Can Anyone Hear You Scream In Space?

Posted on the 06 November 2012 by Gerard
In space no one can hear you scream... or can they? The veracity of the famous tagline from Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi blockbuster is to be put to the test next month when the sounds of human screams are played in space. A group of Cambridge scientists have invited members of the public to upload videos of themselves screaming to YouTube and the best ten will then be downloaded to a Google Android smartphone and launched into space on a tiny satellite.
Once in orbit the sounds of the screams will be played through the phone's speaker and whatever audio comes out will be recorded and beamed back to earth.

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