This is how Big Ben's harmonious sound was created

This is how Big Ben's harmonious sound was created

The "bong" of Big Ben is produced when its huge 200kg hammer hits the side of the bell, setting off vibrations in the metal and causing the entire bell to pulsate, researchers said.

Mar 02, 2017, 16:25 PM IST
Brains' ability to process sound may help diagnose concussions

Brains' ability to process sound may help diagnose concussions

Our brains' ability to process sound can act as a biological marker for traumatic brain injury while taking away the ambiguity and controversy out of diagnosing concussions and tracking recovery.

Dec 23, 2016, 20:52 PM IST

How noise pollution affects your health!

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Jun 10, 2016, 17:08 PM IST

Scientists record heat moving through materials at speed of sound

 Providing unprecedented insight into roles played by individual atomic and nano-scale features, researchers have recorded the first-ever videos showing how heat moves through materials at the nano-scale travelling at the speed of sound.

Apr 16, 2016, 16:55 PM IST

The sound of your voice can affect your mood!

A study from the French National Center For Scientific Research (CNRS), published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) journal, has found that we are unaware of our emotional expressions and that our mood can be changed without our knowledge.

Jan 18, 2016, 12:11 PM IST

Use unique sounds to access your data faster

If you are tired of watching that circle spinning in the centre of your computer screen while you wait for a programme to be loaded, try singing to your data, literally.

Nov 04, 2015, 16:49 PM IST
Humans only have one sense, not five: Study

Humans only have one sense, not five: Study

Don Katz, an associate professor of psychology at Brandeis University in the US, has been investigating the interconnection of smell and taste in rats.

Oct 26, 2015, 14:37 PM IST
How Dolphins ''hear'' a sound

How Dolphins ''hear'' a sound

Unlike most mammals that primarily process sound in a single area, two areas of the dolphin brain are associated with the auditory system, a new research says.

Jul 07, 2015, 19:24 PM IST

Soon, hypersonic jet that flies faster than bullet

 The US military is developing a next-generation hypersonic jet plane that could fly at up to five times the speed of sound - faster than a bullet.

Jul 01, 2015, 22:37 PM IST

Sound from a mouse can give your cat a fit!

Sounds like crinkling of paper or plastic bags, clinking of coins or keys and even clicking of a computer mouse can trigger seizures in cats, says a new study.

Apr 28, 2015, 17:47 PM IST
How our brain decodes sound

How our brain decodes sound

In an interesting discovery, scientists have found that when we hear a sound, neurons fire in sync with the rhythmic structure of the sound, exactly encoding its original structure in the timing of spikes.

Apr 26, 2015, 11:47 AM IST
Stars may generate sound too

Stars may generate sound too

 A chance discovery by a team of researchers including physicists from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai has provided experimental evidence that stars may generate sound.

Mar 24, 2015, 17:49 PM IST

Magnets can control heat and sound

In a first, researchers from the Ohio State University have discovered how to control heat with a magnetic field.

Mar 24, 2015, 15:22 PM IST
Julie Andrews reveals losing her voice was 'devastating'

Julie Andrews reveals losing her voice was 'devastating'

 Julie Andrews has revealed how the sound of her music was stolen by a medical disaster.

Mar 21, 2015, 13:14 PM IST

Cockroach 'biobots' to find survivors via sound

Researchers have developed a novel technology that allows cyborg cockroaches or "biobots" to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound.

Nov 07, 2014, 13:02 PM IST
Sound of atom captured for first time ever

Sound of atom captured for first time ever

Scientists have for the very first time captured the sound of an atom.

Sep 12, 2014, 12:54 PM IST

Know how you identify motorbike from its sound

If you are in a street and hear the sound of an approaching motorbike, you expect to see a motorbike, and not a horse, coming around the corner.

May 26, 2014, 15:54 PM IST

How infants understand speech

Researchers through cochlear implant simulations have found that infants process speech differently than older children and adults.

May 20, 2014, 13:15 PM IST

Ecclestone says new F1 engines sound `better than he thought`

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has reportedly admitted that the sound produced by the new engines introduced this year is `better than what he thought`.

Mar 30, 2014, 08:37 AM IST

Know why you have poor memory for sound

When it comes to memory, we do not remember things we hear nearly as well as things we see or touch, reveals research.

Feb 27, 2014, 18:18 PM IST