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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How infants understand speech

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

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`.

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.

Bond-style one-way sound device developed

Scientists have developed a new `Bond-style` device that may allow spies to listen to someone without having to worry about being heard.

Autistic kids have trouble linking sights with sounds

A new study has revealed that children with autism spectrum disorders have trouble integrating simultaneous information from their eyes and their ears.

New dolphin inspired radar system to help detect hidden explosives

Scientists have invented a new radar system that is inspired by the way dolphins hunt using bubble nets.

Emotions can affect sound perception

Scientists have established the mechanism that reveals how emotions are linked with the way humans hear and process sound, says a study.

New technique allows sound to pass through walls

Scientists have developed a new technique to allow sound to pass through walls.