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Tinnitus mapped inside human brain

April 23, 2015 - 10:00am
For the first time, brain signals relating to the constant ringing noise of tinnitus have been mapped across a wide area inside a patient's brain.

The 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake—felt from space

April 23, 2015 - 9:00am
For the first time, a natural source of infrasonic waves of Earth has been measured directly from space—450 kilometers above the planet's surface. The source was the massive 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake in Japan, and its signature was detected at this orbital altitude only eight minutes after the arrival of seismic and infrasonic waves, according to Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech's Yu-Ming (Oscar) Yang and colleagues in collaboration with the University of New Brunswick, Canada, who present their research today at the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America (SSA).

Dolphins use extra energy to communicate in noisy waters

April 22, 2015 - 10:00pm
(NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region) Dolphins that raise their voices to be heard in noisy environments expend extra energy in doing so, according to new research that for the first time measures the biological costs to marine mammals of trying to communicate over the sounds of ship traffic or other sources.

Cheap content, growing reach make Snapchat a fast-rising star

April 22, 2015 - 5:50pm
Thousands of revelers descended on the Coachella music festival this month to rock out to their favorite bands and party day and night. But a far bigger audience from around the world - at least 40 million - joined in remotely through video snippets from Snapchat.

Marmosets found to learn to take turns when vocalizing

April 22, 2015 - 9:19am
(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with the University of California has found that marmosets learn to wait for others to stop making noise before they vocalize, at a very young age. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Cecilia Chow, Jude Mitchell and Cory Miller describe a study they undertook with young marmoset twins and their parents and what they learned by doing so.

User creativity made YouTube the world’s biggest music service

April 22, 2015 - 6:43am
Music is the most popular YouTube content by several measures, including video views and search activity. The world’s first academic study on YouTube music consumption shows that one reason for its popularity lies in users’ own video. People re-use original music by popular artists to create their own alternative video variations, which may reach an audience of millions and can be found alongside any popular music title.

Undersea Volcano Explodes As Scientists Watch [VIDEO]

April 21, 2015 - 10:00pm
The sounds, not the sights, may reveal hidden eruptions

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Nondestructive 3-D imaging of biological cells with sound

April 21, 2015 - 10:00pm
(American Institute of Physics) In this week's Applied Physics Letters, researchers from Thailand and Japan describe the first known demonstration of 3-D cell imaging using picosecond ultrasonics, and show that picosecond ultrasonics can achieve micron resolution of single cells, imaging their interiors in slices separated by 150 nanometers. This work is a proof-of-principle that may open the door to new ways of studying the physical properties of living cells by imaging them in vivo.

Nondestructive 3-D imaging of biological cells with sound

April 21, 2015 - 4:19am
Much like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is able to scan the interior of the human body, the emerging technique of "picosecond ultrasonics," a type of acoustic imaging, can be used to make virtual slices of biological tissues without destroying them.

Loud 'rumble' heard in parts of Dane, Rock & Green Counties Sunday remains a Mystery

April 21, 2015 - 12:30am

There is still no explanation available for what caused a prolonged, loud, rumbling sound in parts of the 27 News viewing area on Sunday night. People who reported hearing noise said it occurred at roughly 8:15 p.m. and lasted for one to two minutes.

Listen to your heart: Why your brain may give away how well you know yourself

April 20, 2015 - 7:39pm
"Listen to your heart," sang Swedish pop group Roxette in the late Eighties. But not everyone is able to tune into their heartbeat, according to an international team of researchers -- and half of us under- or over-estimate our ability.

Nondestructive micron resolution 3-D imaging of biological cells with sound

April 20, 2015 - 12:47pm
Researchers have described the first known demonstration of 3-D cell imaging using picosecond ultrasonics, and show that picosecond ultrasonics can achieve micron resolution of single cells, imaging their interiors in slices separated by 150 nanometers. This work is a proof-of-principle that may open the door to new ways of studying the physical properties of living cells by imaging them in vivo.

Insects inspire next generation of hearing aids

April 20, 2015 - 7:00am
An insect-inspired microphone that can tackle the problem of locating sounds and eliminate background noise is set to revolutionize modern-day hearing aid systems.

Insects inspire next generation of hearing aids

April 20, 2015 - 6:47am
An insect-inspired microphone that can tackle the problem of locating sounds and eliminate background noise is set to revolutionize modern-day hearing aid systems, scientists say. Despite remarkable advances in sound analysis in hearing aids, the actual microphone itself has remained essentially unchanged for decades. Current directional microphone technology adds cost, weight and power requirements to hearing aids compromising their design.

3-T MRI advancing on ultrasound for imaging fetal abnormalities

April 19, 2015 - 10:00pm
(American Roentgen Ray Society) As 3-T MRI scanners become more common due to their improved image signal-to-noise ratio and anatomical detail, the benefits of 3-T MRI must be weighed against potential risks to the fetus that may result from the higher field strength.

Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Taiwan

April 19, 2015 - 9:27pm

CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [...] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LISTEN LIVE RIGHT NOW: KCBS Live Audio Stream LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with [...] TAIWAN - The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.6 earthquake has struck in Taiwan Sunday night. The USGS says the quake's epicenter was located in the area of Hualian, Taiwan.

Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Strikes Fiji

April 17, 2015 - 1:23pm

CBS San Francisco Connect With Us At KPIX 5 PROGRAM GUIDE: KPIX 5 TV Schedule WATCH: A Glimpse Inside The Working KPIX 5 Newsroom Breaking News Send news tips, video & photos, and video to the KPIX 5 [] CONNECT WITH KCBS Welcome to KCBS All News 740AM & 106.9FM on CBSSanFrancisco.com! LISTEN LIVE RIGHT NOW: KCBS Live Audio Stream LIKE KCBS Radio On Facebook: KCBS is the Bay Area's only all news station, serving listeners with [] FIJI - The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck off the coast of Fiji Friday. The USGS reports the quake's epicenter was located 139 miles northeast of Lambasa, Fiji at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Why everything you've heard about women and negotiation might be wrong

April 17, 2015 - 7:25am
University of Florida student Samantha Miller was listening to a lecture on a commonly held trope about negotiation—that women are bad at it—but the conventional wisdom didn't fit with her experience at all.

Young women objectify themselves more browsing Facebook, magazines than media types

April 17, 2015 - 6:54am
Though it is widely believed that the media objectifies women, women further diminish themselves by constantly comparing their bodies to others. Regardless of how much time young women devote to viewing television, music videos and using the internet, they will compare their appearances more frequently to photos in magazines and on Facebook, finds a new article.

Post Chimp Work, Jane Goodall's Passion for Conservation Still Going Strong

April 17, 2015 - 4:18am
Jane Goodall, the British primatologist who gained worldwide fame for her studies of wild chimpanzees in East Africa, greeted a packed audience here at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last night (April 15) with a series of apelike howls.