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15

Sep

What does an atom sound like? Apparently, a D-noteScientists have captured the sound of an atom for the first time, and it could lead to breakthroughs in quantum computing.

What does an atom sound like? Apparently, a D-note
Scientists have captured the sound of an atom for the first time, and it could lead to breakthroughs in quantum computing.

15

Apr

One man’s incredible search for the acoustic wonders of the worldAcoustic engineer Trevor Cox is on a mission to identify the most wondrous sounds on Earth.

One man’s incredible search for the acoustic wonders of the world
Acoustic engineer Trevor Cox is on a mission to identify the most wondrous sounds on Earth.

23

Jan

How sound waves make water droplets danceBy adjusting the volume, scientists can influence how high or low a small drop of liquid floats, or even its shape.

How sound waves make water droplets dance
By adjusting the volume, scientists can influence how high or low a small drop of liquid floats, or even its shape.

16

Mar

Can plants actually talk and hear?
Sound is so fundamental to life that some scientists now think there’s a kernel of truth to folklore that plants can communicate.

Can plants actually talk and hear?

Sound is so fundamental to life that some scientists now think there’s a kernel of truth to folklore that plants can communicate.

26

Feb


What’s that sound? 7 wildlife calls you might hear in your backyard 



As their habitats give way to sprawling human developments, animals are being forced into cities and suburbs. As a result, we often hear them before we see them.            
As their habitats give way to sprawling human developments, animals are being forced into cities and suburbs. As a result, we often hear them before we see them.            

26

Oct

What is misophonia?Chomping and lip-smacking are annoying to many, but for people with misophonia, such simple sounds can breed panic and extreme rage.

What is misophonia?
Chomping and lip-smacking are annoying to many, but for people with misophonia, such simple sounds can breed panic and extreme rage.

17

Feb

Sound effects inspired StonehengeScientist Steven Waller thinks that acoustic interference was so mysterious 5,000 years ago that it compelled people to erect Stonehenge.

Sound effects inspired Stonehenge
Scientist Steven Waller thinks that acoustic interference was so mysterious 5,000 years ago that it compelled people to erect Stonehenge.

30

Jan

Sound waves may be the future of male birth controlRotating high-frequency ultrasound around the testes, scientists killed most of the sperm-creating cells in rats.

Sound waves may be the future of male birth control
Rotating high-frequency ultrasound around the testes, scientists killed most of the sperm-creating cells in rats.

03

Nov

Baby’s cry and lion’s roar are quite similar, say scientistsSmall, flat, vocal plates allow lions to use a small amount of air to produce their large roars.

Baby’s cry and lion’s roar are quite similar, say scientists
Small, flat, vocal plates allow lions to use a small amount of air to produce their large roars.

02

Nov

infoneer-pulse:

Why Fingernails on Blackboards Sound So Horrible

Much time has been spent, over the past century, on working out exactly what it is about the sound of fingernails on a blackboard that’s so unpleasant. A new study pins the blame on psychology and the design of our ear canals.

» via Wired

infoneer-pulse:

Why Fingernails on Blackboards Sound So Horrible

Much time has been spent, over the past century, on working out exactly what it is about the sound of fingernails on a blackboard that’s so unpleasant. A new study pins the blame on psychology and the design of our ear canals.

» via Wired