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Motorcycle helmets could make you hard of hearing


July 31st, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 31 (IANS) Motorcycle helmets may be protecting bikers' brains but they could also be leaving them vulnerable to hearing loss. Kennedy O. Adetifa, M. Carley, N. Holt and ... Read more...

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Dead tired? Your voice could be a clue


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Acoustician Adam Vogel of University of Melbourne, Australia has found that one can make out how tired a person is just by listening to their voice.He describes a ... Read more...

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We are born with faculty to laugh but learn to cry during life


November 12th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Laughing at a good joke or when someone tickles us is instinctive, but crying when we're sad is something we learn from other people, say scientists.They say that ... Read more...

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Hormonal fluctuations make singing during pregnancy a tough task


October 31st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 31 (ANI): Professional singers find it difficult to strike the right note during pregnancy because of hormonal changes, says a new study.Until recently, researchers did not know if this effect ... Read more...

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Female teachers ‘32 times more likely to experience voice problems’


October 27th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 27 (ANI): Teachers, especially women, face a greater risk of hurting their voices than most of the other professionals, according to a new study.The research by the National Center for ... Read more...

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Whales are good listeners


October 27th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 27 (ANI): Whales are polite conversationalists, as they can spot rhythms in the ocean filled with the calls of marine animals, scientists claim.The marine biologists at the Littoral Acoustic Demonstration ... Read more...

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Endangered right whales found where there were none


May 21st, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Scientists have documented the presence of endangered North Atlantic right whales with the help of underwater hydrophones that can pick up sounds from hundreds of kilometres away. The discovery ... Read more...

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Weaklings’ sharper hearing sense helps them dodge danger


May 16th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Weaklings-people who are less physically fit-have a sharper sense of hearing which alerts them about approaching trouble in advance, says a new study.The study found that ... Read more...

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The key to perfect pitch lies in tonal languages


May 7th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): Do you want your child to have the perfect pitch? Well, then start him or her early on Mandarin or Vietnamese lessons, that's the suggestion of a new ... Read more...

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Urologists develop painless way to treat prostate problems


April 28th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) The painful insertion of a rigid instrument through the penis to scrape unwanted tissues lining the walnut-sized prostate gland, may soon be a thing of the past, thanks ... Read more...

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Novel exploding bubble technique can trim the prostate


April 25th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Scientists at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, are developing a new technology, called histotripsy, to trim the interiors of aging prostates in the body.Traditionally, researchers treated prostate growths ... Read more...

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Scrawnier people hear dangerous sounds differently


April 25th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): People who are bony or lean are more likely to perceive an approaching sound as closer than it actually is, according to a new study.Evolutionary psychologist John Neuhoff ... Read more...

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A phrase can sound like a song when heard over and over again


November 12th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 12 (ANI): A study conducted at the University of California in San Diego has confirmed that a spoken phrase seems to morph into a song when repeated, throwing new ... Read more...

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Humans judge a dogs size by its growl


May 24th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by admin
London, May 24 (ANI): A doctoral student at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK, has unveiled an acoustic property related to the length of the vocal tract that enables humans ... Read more...

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Soon, personal sound system speakers that wont bother bystanders


December 25th, 2007 - 1:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): You may soon be able to listen to your favourite music over loudspeakers without annoying people standing nearby, for researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and ... Read more...

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Queensland researchers decode whale conversation


November 14th, 2007 - 8:37 am ICT by admin
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