News Stories relating to "sounds"
Monday, October 29, 2012
When shopping for a computer or a new appliance, what makes you choose one brand over the other? There are lots of things to consider: How it works, any special features it may have, cost, repair reputation--even color and design. But here's one feature you probably never thought about: How it SOUNDS.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Sound engineers are trying to figure out how people can focus in a single speaker while tuning out other talkers
in a t crowded, noisy room. This is known as the "cocktail party effect."
"Watching" the brain in action with fMRI...
Friday, May 4, 2012
A hum coming from somewhere in Detroit is driving people across the border in Canada crazy, to the extent that it's become a become an international diplomatic incident: Canada dispatched an aide to their foreign minister to the area to try to find its source and put a stop to it.
In the April 30th edition of the Wall Street Journal...
Monday, March 19, 2012
On Earthfiles.com, Linda Howe reports that on Thursday, February 23, a low rumbling sound was heard in Arlington, Washington, from the morning through the night, growing in intensity at 7 p.m. It was so loud that several of the people who heard it say it vibrated the bones in their chests. Arlington is about 35 miles southeast of a Naval Air...
Friday, March 16, 2012
Why did ancient peoples, without modern construction equipment, struggle so hard to build huge monuments? These monumental structures are found all over the world, from Easter Island to the pyramids of Egypt. Recent research suggests that they all have a common characteristic: they may have been specially designed to conduct and...
Friday, January 20, 2012
Beginning in 2011, eerie aerial sounds began to be heard worldwide. They consisted of roars, thuds, and a sound like a great trumpet echoing across the sky. As this became a well known popular phenomenon in 2012, a flood of hoax videos appeared on the internet, most of them using previously recorded sounds dubbed onto new video clips in order to...
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Why do we like the kinds of music we do? It could have to do with our brains (as well as the shape of our ears). We all love the sights