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  • The sound in Havana: What Americans heard in Cuba attacks

    10/12/2017 12:04:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    AP ^ | 10/12/2017 | JOSH LEDERMAN and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN
    It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. But not quite. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: Some hear multiple, distinct tones colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect. The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. Embassy workers heard in Havana, part of the series of unnerving incidents later deemed to be deliberate attacks. The recording, released Thursday by the AP, is the first disseminated publicly of the many taken in Cuba of sounds that led investigators initially to suspect a sonic weapon. The recordings from Havana have been...
  • Proof That A M240 Machine Gun Used In Las Vegas Shooting @ Mandalay Bay

    10/04/2017 5:55:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/04/17
    The rate of fire and waveforms match almost exactly. If you have ever used a bump fire you know they are finnicky at best and certainly not capable of firing a perfect 74 round burst as shown in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mXe9dk77bk&feature=
  • Sound Pulses Exceed Speed of Light

    09/02/2017 12:06:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Live Science ^ | January 12, 2007 | Charles Q. Choi
    A group of high school and college teachers and students has transmitted sound pulses faster than light travels—at least according to one understanding of the speed of light. The results conform to Einstein's theory of relativity, so don't expect this research to lead to sound-propelled spaceships that fly faster than light. Still, the work could help spur research that boosts the speed of electrical and other signals higher than before. The standard metric for the speed of light is that of light traveling in vacuum. This constant, known as c, is roughly 186,000 miles per second, or roughly one million...
  • Something Great on Win XP: You Could Record What is Playing

    08/18/2015 3:09:43 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies
    Freep | 8/18/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Win 7 tried to stop piracy, by disabling a feature of Win XP: You can run recording software that picks up on what is coming in over the speakers.Wouldn't it be great if they had got rid of this on Win 10?There are still some Win XP computers on CraigsList, they're dirt cheap, yes, they're enormous, but I just keep it under the dresser, some time when I need to be able to record something I'm picking up on a podcast or youtube, it works great, it's nearly free.
  • Icebergs 'have sound signature'

    01/29/2015 9:56:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/29/15 | Rebecca Morelle
    Listening to icebergs could help to assess the extent of glacier melt, scientists report. Researchers in Poland, the UK and US have found different types of icebergs have their own acoustic signature as they calve away from the ice. Monitoring this could help to determine how much ice is being lost and the effect this could have on global sea level rise. The findings are reported in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Oskar Glowacki, from the Institute of Geophysics at the Polish Academy of Sciences, said: "Using acoustics, we can get very accurate data and we can collect this data...
  • How to select part of a recording using Audacity.

    11/22/2014 12:04:54 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 16 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man Blog ^ | 11/21/2014 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Well, sorry, I wasn't quite correct last time. This time I followed through. This is the straight poop. Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.   "Audacity is available for Windows, Mac, Linux; and other operating systems. Check their feature list, wiki, and forum."  Audacity is a great success, a user-community produced and managed application program that does what it's supposed to. Years ago you used to have to pay for this software, now it's free, but you have to invest your time in learning how to use it. The worst rub is the learning curve. So many times,...
  • The Ultimate Test: 440 Hz vs 432 Hz

    11/16/2014 5:30:20 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    This video allows you to test yourself to see if you like 440 Hz or 432 Hz better. You won't know which sample is which. Listen to each and see if you like one better than the other or if one feels better to you than the other and draw your own conclusions.
  • Drones Banned at Yosemite, Park Service Says

    05/03/2014 8:21:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5-2-14 | Scott Phram
    The National Park Service is warning potential amateur pilots that drone aircraft are "prohibited within park boundaries" of Yosemite National Park. The park service is referring to small "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles," like the DJI Phantom. Officials say, in recent years, the park has experienced an increase in visitors using drones inside the park to film climbers and views above the treetops in the national park. An uptick in this kind activity isn't surprising. Recently, the price and accessibility of small, "personal" drone aircraft has come way down. Amateurs and hobbyists can outfit the devices with small cameras, such as GoPros,...
  • NASCAR up close. [video only]

    02/04/2014 6:19:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 2-4-2014 | failgeschlagen
    A NASCAR fan recorded this video right next to the track as several cars speed by spectators taking video. Most do not anticipate what happens when vehicles going over 185+ miles per hour run through an open area in quick succession...
  • Vanity: need WINDOWS 7 HELP on sound driver and picture preview in Win Explorer

    01/09/2014 4:47:47 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 43 replies
    self | 01/09/2014 | RaceBannon
    Okay, I need some expertise here My sound driver keeps cutting out, videos wont play, sound wont work once it starts videos play 2 or 3 seconds and stop, if I click on the position icon on the progress bar, they begin again but stop, no sound Also, my picture preview in Windows Explorer has stopped working rebooting doesn't change the picture preview, but the sound driver seems to come back on sometimes When I shut down, my windows exit sound usually comes back on, too
  • 'Strange sounds' heard WORLDWIDE -- what is it?

    01/17/2012 11:34:54 PM PST · by Sprite518 · 182 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/16/12
    If these "ARE" the TRUMPETS??? They should be welcomed when you know your heart is true to love!!!
  • S. Korean Navy fires shots after hearing sound of artillery fire near wester sea border(NK arty)

    08/10/2011 12:04:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/10/11
    Title only so far.
  • Giant organ brings French sound to NY

    03/28/2011 1:18:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/28/11 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – Here's heavy metal music that won't give you a headache: a French-built organ with more than 6,000 steel pipes that has just started thundering from a New York church. The organ, built by master artisans in France, draws on centuries of French organ tradition, creating an authentic Baroque sound that other makers just can't copy, according to organist Dennis Keene. "It reminds you of Versailles at the king's arrival. We don't have this kind of sounds in the US," Keene enthused. The instrument, comprising a staggering 6,183 pipes in 111 ranks, will be officially inaugurated in...
  • New scientific field will study ecological importance of sounds

    03/01/2011 2:41:13 PM PST · by decimon · 15 replies
    Purdue University ^ | March 1, 2011 | Brian Wallheimer
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue University researcher is leading an effort to create a new scientific field that will use sound as a way to understand the ecological characteristics of a landscape and to reconnect people with the importance of natural sounds. Soundscape ecology, as it's being called, will focus on what sounds can tell people about an area. Bryan Pijanowski, an associate professor of forestry and natural resources and lead author of a paper outlining the field in the journal BioScience, said natural sound could be used like a canary in a coal mine. Sound could be a...
  • Military: artillery sound from within North's territory, no shells land in southern waters(Nov26 pm)

    11/26/2010 1:02:32 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/26/10
    (LEAD) Military: artillery sound from within North's territory, no shells land in southern waters SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Yonhap) -- The series of explosion sounds heard Friday on the border island attacked by North Korea earlier this week appear related to training within the North's territory, military officials said. No shells landed in waters on either side of the Koreas' Yellow Sea border or near Yeonpyeong Island, said Col. Lee Bung-woo, a spokesman at the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff. "The firing was not aimed at us, and we believe the sounds were heard as North Korea conducted its routine training...
  • Oklahoma Narcotics Bureau Claims Sound is Dangerous Drug to Kids

    07/17/2010 11:34:09 AM PDT · by decimon · 69 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | July 16, 2010 | Jason Mick
    Cocaine, marijuana, tobacco, alcohol -- the usual drugs and their dangers are familiar to most children and parents alike. Is sound an equally dangerous "gateway drug"? As preposterous as that idea sounds, it's precisely what the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics claims. They are warning parents of a dangerous new drug -- binaural sound. > Oklahoma officials are convinced, though, that it's just the latest way for kids to get high. They call it "i-dosing" and claim that "digital dealers" are selling children the aural equivalent of crack in their eyes. Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs spokesman Mark Woodward...
  • Why is the American right so willfully blind, to the dangers of unrestricted one-way "free trade"?

    03/01/2010 7:22:44 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 73 replies · 895+ views
    vanity
    This poster doesn't get it. Conservatives are so consistently, so often, so very right. So clearly. About so many things!! Why is it, so many are so blind to what is happening to our nation, as a result of our historically STUPID trade policies? Is it that conservativism is by definition a resistance to too much change, and that "free trade" was a cherished belief for so long there's simply a resistence to noticing it's become dangerous?
  • Health Care And The 5 Senses

    11/13/2009 8:28:40 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 148+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 11/13/2009 | Mark Roberts
    Medical Columnist Mark Roberts look at our five senses, how they work and their importance...."What's that smell?"
  • One Spectacular Big Bang(Pic of Ares Rocket Breaking Sound Barrier, Very Cool!)

    10/29/2009 7:41:47 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 26 replies · 1,998+ views
    Gizmodo.com ^ | 10/29/09 | AP
    <p>Wonder at the impressive technological prowess of the genius engineers at NASA, as brave Ares launches. Be amazed at the sheer beauty of the mighty rocket as it it breaks the sound barrier, thundering the skies of this glorious nation.</p> <p>OK, so it looks like a flying condom.</p>
  • Crysler to build 100,000 Fiat 500 In Mexico

    10/24/2009 4:46:53 PM PDT · by jamese777 · 53 replies · 1,821+ views
    Autoevolution ^ | 10/19/09 | Bogdan Popa
    As part of the Fiat - Chrysler alliance, the Italian carmaker will bring several new models in the United States but the 500 mini car will be the only one to be sold under the Fiat badge. The car is going to be produced by Chrysler in Mexico and, according to people close to the matter, the US-based former bankrupt automaker has already required suppliers to make sure that their parts are enough for around 100,000 Fiat 500. The Fiat 500 produced in Mexico will be sold in the US, Canada and South America, Bloomberg reported, with initial production goals...