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Tsaparis Tscience - Affordable Voices, Impressions Sunrise, and Climate Change

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Posted at 11:48 AM, Sep 24, 2014
and last updated 2015-02-04 12:06:52-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - This morning on Tsaparis Tscience, Max is bringing us a wide array of science stories!

A new device is giving a voice to the voiceless. People with speech impairments simply breathe in a series of short and long breaths that are then interpreted as morse code by a computer chip which is converted into speech. A 16 year old from India made the device for just eighty dollars, which makes it 100 times cheaper than a high-end communication device similar to the one Stephen Hawking has.

An astronomer at Texas State University believes he's identified the exact time Monet captured the scene from his french hotel room, in "Impressions, Sunrise", as November 13th, 1872 at 7:35 am. To determine this he calculated sunrise times, tide times, and monitored historical weather reports and wind maps.

Over 300-thousand people flooded the streets of New York this past weekend for the People's Climate March, demanding world leaders to take a stand against climate change. Scientists also announced that the world's emissions of CO2 gases have grown to the highest levels ever.

The United Nations is currently meeting at their Climate Summit but, after decades of little more than symbolic actions on trying to stop climate change, organizers say expectations are low for meaningful steps to emerge.

You can hear more about all of these by clicking on the video to the left.

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