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Can Anyone Hear You Scream In Space?

Posted on the 06 November 2012 by Gerard @presurfer
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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