February 26, 2013
Smartphone fired into space to see if screams can be heard
A smartphone has been blasted into orbit from India by a team of researchers from the University of Surrey. The BBC reports.
They hope to use a purpose-built app to test the theory, immortalised in the film Alien, that "in space no-one can hear you scream".
The phone will play out several of the screams submitted by people online.
The test will monitor the durability of standard commercial components in space.
It will also test two new innovative propulsion systems.
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