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December 4, 2012

 

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Waves Standing

Have you ever tried to hear the ocean waves in a seashell?

January 17, 2012

 

Swim away fishes!

Sharks Are “Swimming Computers!”

To interpret a barrage of information, sharks have developed a relatively large and complex brain...

January 3, 2012

 

While over-the-ear headphones like these are safer than earbuds, you still should take care not too listen too loud or too long. http://www.flickr.com/photos/aswhelan/534959380/

Your Sense Of Hearing Could Use A Vacation Too

Do your ears a favor in 2012 and resolve to turn down the volume.

September 20, 2011

 

Finding Balance In The Inner Ear

How tiny stones inside our heads tell us which way is up...

November 3, 2010

 

What Causes The Ringing In Your Ears?

Well, for one thing, the problem goes deeper than just your ears.

January 13, 2009

 

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.

December 15, 2008

 

Megaphones

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

November 17, 2008

 

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!

November 3, 2008

 

The Cyclopean Ear

Mantids are some of the most impressive insect predators, regularly snaring other insects or even the occasional lizard, snake or frog.

June 17, 2008

 

Amazing Little Ears

Humans detect the direction a sound comes from by comparing the difference in time of arrival, or loudness of the sound, so why is there a difference?

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