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December 23, 2016

 

Legend has it, Pythagoras made a major mathematical and musical discovery by hearing hammers hitting iron.

The Harmony of Hammers

Sing, muse, of Iamblichus, chronicler of Pythagoras!

April 30, 2015

 

That digital on/off binary sequence is what gives CDs a mechanical-feeling quality, according to some audiophiles.

Dither

Dithering involves the use of random noise to accentuate musical notes.

August 13, 2013

 

Can you easily detect where sound is coming from?

Changing The Shape Of Your Pinnas

Researchers have theorized that the brain has to learn the shape of its own ears in order to hear correctly.

March 27, 2013

 

Do colors have taste or smell?

Do Colors Have Smells?

Have you ever heard the color blue? Or tasted the musical note F-sharp?

December 4, 2012

 

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Waves Standing

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

April 4, 2012

 

Say "hi!" to this friendly toadfish!

What Is A Toadfish?

Toadfish do look a bit like toads. They have a large mouth and eyes toward the top of their heads.

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.

January 6, 2012

 

The whales are trying to talk... turn down the volume!

Noise Pollution Is Affecting Whales

If a noisy neighbor is blasting music, drowning out your conversations and interrupting your sleep, you can call the police. But what is a whale to do?

January 2, 2012

 

Spot the airplane!

Why Is It So Difficult To Spot A Plane In The Air?

How many times have you heard a jet plane going over but not been able to find it even though you were looking toward where the sound was coming from?

November 3, 2011

 

Wonder what they're saying to eat other?

Can Fish Hear?

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

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