Headphone designers have to balance scientific limitations with human preferences.
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There is a lot to consider when buying a new pair of headphones. A professional musician and acoustics researcher explains how the science of sound and quirks of human hearing make for a great listening experience.
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Depending on who you ask, the northern lights may, very occasionally, sound like ‘rustling silk’ or ‘two planks meeting flat ways’.
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Shifting from fossil fuels to electricity is climate-friendly, but serious cooks don’t think much of electric stoves. Will induction cooking finally catch on as an alternative?
M81 spiral galaxy.
New research does away with dark matter by putting ‘entropy’, a measure of disorder, at the heart of the universe.
How does our world work on a subatomic level?
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A particle physicist explains just what this keystone theory includes. After 50 years, it’s the best we’ve got to answer what everything in the universe is made of and how it all holds together.
A coronal mass ejection erupts from the sun in 2012.
The wired Earth of the 21st century is at the mercy of the volatile nature of the sun.
A look at the spooky side of electromagnetism in our culture.
Magnetism is useful in many ways, and the magnetic memory effect appears even at the atomic level.
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Work to develop a single-atom magnet that works at room temperature has just taken a big leap forward.
All the magnets we’ve ever seen have a north and a south, but there might be some out there that have only one end.
Physicists have theorised about the existence of a magnetic monopole for decades, but we have yet to find one.