News tagged with acoustic

Perfect Pitch: Language Wins Out Over Genetics

Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Sinatra and Hendrix -- these and many other of the world's most famous musicians have had "perfect" or "absolute" pitch. The ability, defined as recognizing the pitch of a musical note ...

May 19, 2009
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Dialect Detectives

(PhysOrg.com) -- Technology under development by Pedro Torres-Carrasquillo and his colleagues at Lincoln Laboratory may lead to a dialect identification system that compensates for a translator's inexperience ...

Apr 16, 2009
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Guam rhino beetles got rhythm

In May 2008 the island of Guam became a living laboratory for scientists as they attached acoustic equipment to coconut trees in order to listen for rhinoceros beetles. A grant from USDA IPM allowed Richard Mankin, a recognized ...

Apr 14, 2009
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I'm forever imploding bubbles

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed the first sensor capable of measuring localized ultrasonic cavitation - the implosion of bubbles in a liquid when a high frequency sound wave is applied. The sensor will ...

Apr 07, 2009
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Surviving dance club music (noise) with hearing intact

By tweaking a system in the ear that limits how much sound is heard, a global team of researchers has discovered one alteration that shows that the ability of the ear to turn itself down contributes to protecting against ...

Jan 21, 2009
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