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Cow Chips and Politics

Don Ringe | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Don Ringe

Several years ago, I bought into the notion that GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) technology could be a measurement used in political focus groups to analyze the intensity of a group member's response to a series of TV spots.

Get Ready for the Sound of Kaleo

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Haven't heard of Kaleo? Listen to "All the Pretty Girls" and you'll have 'em on repeat.

Some of My Favorite Tech Gadgets From CES 2015

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.23.2015 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

Apple Watch, Apple Watch, Apple Watch. Everyone's talking about the Apple Watch. And I'm just tuning out.

When It Comes to Pure Sound, Does Size Matter?

Michael L. Berman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

We recently played with three portable Bluetooth speakers ranging in size from "desktop" to "briefcase" and discovered that the smallest of the trio gave us the best sound.

Soundscapes and Our Sense of Belonging

Kim Haines-Eitzen | Posted 04.08.2015 | Religion
Kim Haines-Eitzen

Sounds are also not a cultural universal: music for one person may be noise to another; the sound of thunder may frighten some and be soothing to others; the call of the adhan may be "grating and annoying" to some and "beautiful" to others.

The Creative Class With Legendary Music Producer Bob Ezrin (VIDEO)

Rana Florida | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

This week features Bob Ezrin, one of the most commercially successful producers of all time. He's worked with many of the world's most important contemporary artists.

The Internet Makes A Sound -- And It Will Drive You Nuts

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology

Turns out the Internet is pretty damn noisy. A new project from director and designer Timo Arnall puts the viewer at the center of service provide...

Do F1 Racing Cars Need Megaphones?

Trevor Cox | Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports
Trevor Cox

The complaints about the sound of F1 must be focussing the minds of those preparing cars for the new Formula E Championship, the first all-electric auto racing series launching in September 2014.

Music for Ice Ports

j.frede | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
j.frede

34.09461° N / 118.24873° W March 1st 2014 54° F / 12° C Music for Ice Ports is a collection of field recordings and compositions made during m...

The Music We Make

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Neubauer

The Music We Make It's about the music of our voices. I want to be able to see in notation and hear my voice when I speak The musical notes of my vo...

WATCH: The 5 Most Mysterious Sounds Ever Recorded

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Do you hear that? Earlier this month, YouTuber Dark5 uploaded a video listing the five most mysterious sounds ever recorded. It covers everything ...

7 Ways Noise Affects Your Health

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

We are surrounded by sound. From coworker chit-chat to the sounds of traffic outside to that tinny trace of music coming from a co-commuter's earbuds,...

More Glee: The Story Behind the Magic

Cortney McDermott | Posted 02.17.2014 | Style
Cortney McDermott

We've all witnessed it: A monotone whisperer reading from slides. Even if the content was spot on, you'd never know because he lost you at hello. But what if you could combine killer content with Beyonce's ability to captivate an audience?

What Takes You Right Back?

Mindy Haskins | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Mindy Haskins

Don't you just love how a certain song or smell or moment triggers a floodgate of memories and takes you right back to that moment? That Sarah McLachlan song did it for me. All of the sudden, it's 1998 and I'm 17. I'm in my car with my girlfriends and we're soaking in the entire Surfacing album.

Panicked Whales Are Stranding in Area of Seismic Exploration

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 11.13.2013 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

The lone pilot whale who stranded this week was described as showing behavior that resembled a "stroke," but that behavior -- uncoordinated, unable to swim upright -- would also be the result of any trauma to the brain, including that known to be caused by loud sound.

Terrifying and Destructive to Whales and Dolphins: A Glimpse Into the Reality of Seismic Exploration

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 09.12.2013 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

Seismic: seis•mic adjective \ˈsīz-mik, ˈsīs-\ : of, subject to, or caused by an earthquake; also : of or relating to an earth vibration caused...

Extending Our Senses

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 09.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Susanne Mentzer

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgSometimes what seems logical is illogical when producing a sound. We are not out of breath at the end of a phrase. We just need to convince our brains of this and find other ways to access the air.

WATCH: How A Colorblind Cyborg 'Hears' Color

Neil Harbisson | Posted 09.25.2013 | TED Weekends
Neil Harbisson

2013-07-25-harbissonpull.jpgI don't feel that I'm using technology, I don't feel that I'm wearing technology, I feel that I am technology. I don't perceive my antenna as a device, I perceive it as a part of my body, I perceive it as an organ.

Hearing the Shape of a Room

Ian Stewart | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science
Ian Stewart

This time it's echoes that matter, not vibrations. An echo arises when a pulse of sound hits something and bounces back. Sound travels quite fast, but it's not instantaneous, so the geometry of the room creates delays in the timing.

Tsunamis of Sound

Eric J. Heller | Posted 07.13.2013 | Science
Eric J. Heller

If you could see sound traveling, you'd soon notice other waves coming at you with long wavelengths: like ocean swell 100 feet or 1000 feet from crest to crest, or like tsunami waves, miles from crest to crest. These are the "tsunamis of sound," hugely long waves.

Do We Live in a Universe Hospitable to Our Aspirations?

Lee Smolin | Posted 07.08.2013 | Science
Lee Smolin

Our belief in the value of human aspirations has been often challenged by voices claiming that all these valued aspects of our humanity must be illusions. Can on construct a scientific conception of the world that permits a hopeful view of the human future?

Scientist, Soprano Team Up To Test Theory About Violins

Posted 03.31.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/29/2013 11:12 AM EDT on LiveScience Virtuosos who describe the singing voice of a violin ma...

The Life Affirming Work of Nick Cave

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

We are what we own, as the saying goes. With the creation of his infamous Soundsuits, visual and fashion artist Nick Cave takes this one step further. If we are what we own, when we cover ourselves into obscurity with what we own, who then do we become?

Skylar Grey Teases Her Upcoming Album with Eminem and Takes Reddit Caption Contest

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Pulling inspiration from Skylar Grey's Don't Look Down album cover caption contest, we challenged the singer/songwriter to our own version of the challenge, asking her to brainstorm the best captions for some of Reddit's most-shared images right now.

Seeing Sound and Touching Data: How New Senses Will Expand Your World

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

When I think back to the landlines and card catalogues of the 1950s, I'm amazed that people managed to work and think so efficiently under those constraints. What, then, will our grandchildren think of our touch screens and wireless networks - and with what senses will they look back?