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October 20, 2011

 

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What Is The Loudest Animal On Earth? Hint: It’s Tiny!

Take your guess: lions, tigers, or bears. Nope, you're wrong!

August 25, 2011

 

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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.

February 16, 2011

 

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Why Does Snow Seem To Make Sounds In Winter?

We've all heard the creaking sound of snow in winter. Did you know there is science behind the sound?

May 26, 2010

 

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Can You Hear Me Now? The DIY Science Of Tin Can Phones!

Forget cell phones! Tin can telephones are the way to go. Learn how they work and how to build your own!

July 21, 2009

 

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Musicians: Biologically Better at Identifying Emotion in Sound?

Recent studies have shown that people with musical training are better at picking out emotional cues in sound than people without the same musical background.

January 13, 2009

 

Large African elephant in wilderness

Quiet! This Noise is Hurting My Feet

Cowboys in Western movies sometimes puts their ear to the ground to listen for a stampede or wagon train. Elephants can also communicate by hearing vibrations.

January 12, 2009

 

Termite soldier in grass

Termite Headbangers

Termites have been known to produce thumping or rattling sounds in their subterranean homes.

December 15, 2008

 

Girl using hands as megaphone

Megaphones

Have you ever wondered how simple megaphones like cupping your hands around your mouth amplify your voice so well?

November 19, 2008

 

Silencer on Gun

Gun Silencers

Hollywood portrays assassins with silencers on guns and they merely slip out into the night. Do these silencers really work??

November 17, 2008

 

Pregnant Woman

What a Fetus Hears

Researchers placed tiny microphones inside a pregnant woman's uterus and found that outside noises are much lower and muffled; about thirty decibels quieter!

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