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Posts tagged ears

July 17, 2014

 

Helium balloons that have floated to the ceiling

Bang!

Bursting balloons make a lot of noise. How can something so simple be so loud?

March 14, 2014

 

A fly sits on the edge of something

What We Can Learn From A Fly’s Ears

Flies are small, but in some cases, their sense of hearing is absolutely amazing.

December 30, 2013

 

A pair of black headphones against a white background

Teen Tinnitus

Perhaps due to the ubiquity of headphones, hearing problems aren't just for the elderly anymore.

October 16, 2013

 

music notes

Voices On Tape

Have you ever noticed that when you hear your own voice on tape it doesn't sound like you?

January 9, 2013

 

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Tinnitus: The Annoying Ringing Or Buzzing In Your Ear!

Have you ever heard a strange buzzing or ringing in your ear that went away after a few seconds? What is that strange occurrence called?

January 20, 2012

 

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Look Behind Your Ears

Some species use their ears not just for hearing, but for communicating as well.

November 3, 2011

 

orange fish swimming

Can Fish Hear?

Fish don't appear to have ears. So how do fish hear?

October 27, 2011

 

a man poses underwater in a swimsuit

How Sound Waves Work Underwater

Water does a much better job than air of conducting sound waves, but that extra conductivity makes it harder, not easier, to tell where a sound comes from.

September 30, 2011

 

A Moth being held by a person

A Hearing Test for Moths

Despite the fact that they don't communicate through sound, some moths have ears. Find out why on this Moment of Science.

August 25, 2011

 

white picket fence

The Physics Of A Picket Fence Clap

Stand in front of a picket fence, clap your hands, and listen to the musical quality of the reverberation.

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