Researchers used an X-ray laser to produce a loud sound underwater. In a study, they reported that the sound reached 270 decibels or equivalent to the intensity of a jet plane taking off.
May 21, 2019
What do stars sound like? A team of scientists in Wisconsin have successfully developed a software that can simulate the sound of stars.
Space April 28, 2019
Neuroscientists discovered that a combination of lights and sounds may help clear out brain plaques in patients with Alzheimer's Disease. The findings, although observed in mice, brought new hope that treatment breakthrough may be on its way.
Neuroscience March 16, 2019
MIT researchers developed a laser system that can send secret audio messages directly into a person's ear, without any else in the same area hearing the sound. What are its potential applications?
Feature | Science January 26, 2019
A team of scientists in New Mexico sought out to investigate what causes the crackling sounds made by meteors when they fall to Earth. Researchers suggest such a phenomenon may be created by light.
Space February 8, 2017
A new study from Newcastle University delves deeper into why some individuals suffer misophonia, or a hatred of sounds that include loud chewing. Brain scans reveal abnormal connections in the brain.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 6, 2017
The mysterious sound researchers recorded in Mariana Trench is likely a new baleen whale call. The sound resembles the 'Star Wars' sound produced by dwarf minke whales in Australia.
Animals December 19, 2016
Scientists have identified the possible source of the mysterious sound resembling that of 'Star Wars' sound effects heard in Mariana trench. Where does this bizarre noise come from?
Earth/Environment December 16, 2016
Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut, heard a knocking sound during his maiden flight in space. Other Chinese astronauts heard it as well. What could be behind this mysterious sound?
Space December 1, 2016
A man in Kuwait narrowly escaped punishment for adultery because of the family's pet bird. The parrot repeated his flirty conversations with the housemaid in front of the wife.
Animals October 27, 2016
Fishes may seem like silent creatures but in the sea, these marine animals actually produce choruses when their song overlaps those of the others. What role does sound play in fish behaviors?
Animals September 25, 2016
Levitating objects with sound isn't new to the scientific community, but doing it with only a single sound source is quite an incredible feat. Researchers in Germany have found a way to do so, and it's all thanks to 'acoustic holograms.'
Material Science September 22, 2016
Some dinosaurs may have mumbled and cooed like doves instead of roaring like lions, a new study in Texas suggests. Researchers explain the science behind this possibility.
Animals July 12, 2016
Cats have a rudimentary understanding of the principle of cause and effect as well as the elements of physics. How does this help them when hunting for prey at night?
Animals June 14, 2016
Astrophysicists recently captures sounds from the oldest stars in the Milky Way galaxy, which could also offer information into what the universe was like in its very early days. For now, listen to this rare treat.
Space June 8, 2016
When it comes to stuttering, not much is actually known. A new study involving genetically modified mice, however, may change that.
Life April 16, 2016
A bat sound library created by international scientists is the world's biggest and the first to collect over 4,500 bat calls from around half of 130 species in Mexico. This audio library is hoped to assist in bat conservation efforts worldwide.
Earth/Environment April 15, 2016
Rice Krispies could be the solution to detecting when post-avalanche snow is safe to walk through.
Science November 18, 2015
Sight and sound work together to help us estimate distances. Even delays in the arrival of sounds too short for conscious detection may help our eyes in figuring out how far away an event is, researchers say.
October 30, 2015
Dmitry Morozov, an artist from Moscow, has managed to create a device that is able to read irregularities on a 300 million-year-old disc of Pyrite, turning those irregularities into sound.
Gadgets October 5, 2015
A team of scientists tested the effects of strategically placed sound and acoustic panels on the diffusion of sound and found a drop in decibels recognizable to the human ear. The team of researchers highlights its importance in hospitals and better patient care.
Life August 20, 2015
Scientists are developing a higher-end technology in microphones, making it possible for robots to 'listen in' and isolate conversations amid noise.
Robotics July 2, 2015
A new Kickstarter campaign is promoting selective hearing. Doppler Labs' Here earbuds filter out unwanted sounds so its wearer hear only what they want to hear.
Gadgets June 3, 2015
Stars can be visually observed in a number of ways. Researchers have discovered, however, that it is also possible to hear stars, thanks to lasers and plasma.
Space March 24, 2015
Whales literally use their head to process sounds, using the bones in their skull to amplify vibrations. With a better understanding of how they can hear, researchers can gain insight on how whales communicate with each other.
January 31, 2015
Have you noticed the intricacies of the sound in 'The Hobbit' movies? You really should, because Peter Jackson takes full advantage of the latest technology from Dolby to create a breathtaking soundscape.
Movies/TV Shows December 19, 2014
Film fans from all over the world reported sound mix issues when viewing the film 'Interstellar.' However film director Christopher Nolan recently came out and stated that the sound is exactly as he intended.
Geek November 17, 2014
NASA released a collection of audio clips that features the sounds of humans traveling into space. Acting as sound bites of history, the soundtrack of space is broken up into categories that include: 'Rocket Engine,' 'Space Shuttle Mission,' 'Apollo,' and 'Solar System and Beyond.'
Geek October 23, 2014
In an experiment, researchers designed an artificial atom to release phonons, or energy in the form of sound, instead of photons (light). They revealed that the atom produced a D-note.
Energy September 13, 2014
Researchers figure out how to capture sound from vibrating objects, ranging from bags of chips to plants. An algorithm produces sounds from vibrations generally too subtle to be picked up by the naked eye.
Energy August 5, 2014
Plants can sense vibrations of predators chewing their leaves, spurring chemical defenses against the pests.
Animals July 6, 2014
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