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Scientists Create Effective "Tractor Beams" Using Sound

Fans of space sagas Star Wars and Star Trek will be very familiar with "tractor beams," the projected force-fields utilised by spaceports, planetary bases, space stations, and star-ships to lock onto crafts and guide them to a safe designated landing site.
New research conducted at Dundee University in Scotland has now used...
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Weekender:The Power of Sound

Because we cannot see it, the power of sound is often overlooked; it is an intangible entity, difficult to imagine it as a force in its own right.
Yet, for those of us lucky enough to be able to hear, sound is all around us constantly, having an insidious, often imperceptible, effect on our behavior, moods and reactions. Sound can soothe...
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Mysterious Sounds All Over the World

At our Dreamland Festival in May, one of the main things we're going to investigate are the mysterious sounds that are being heard all around the world...
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Ancient Sounds Indeed--We Get Hoaxed!

We could not resist the idea that ancient sounds had been recovered from pottery grooves. The idea was so fascinating that we didn't stop to read the website involved carefully enough. It's actually a brilliant hoax posted last April 1. This is especially ironic, because we have a notoriously bad habit of posting hoax stories on April 1...

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Ancient Sounds

The video you can view by clicking on lier la video in this link contains sounds that have been derived by analyzing the grooves laid on a piece of pottery that was made at Pompeii over 2,000 years ago. There are words and, amazingly, human laughter. It's not a joke, but a serious archaeological effort. It seems that pottery all over the world...

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Secret Sounds

There are sound waves so low in frequency that we humans can't hear them, but they may be the secret behind both animal communication and haunted houses. Human ears detect sounds in the frequency range of 20 to 20,000 Hertz (cycles per second). Anything below 20 Hz are called infrasonic waves, which can't be heard by us, but we can experience...

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