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Audio Created From Japanese Seismic Wave Records
2012-03-07 05:43:29

A scientist has converted last year's 9.0-magnitude Tohoku-Oki, Japan earthquake's seismic waves into audio files to allow researchers to "hear" what the quake sounded like as it moved through the earth. Zhigang Peng, associate professor in Georgia Tech´s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, was able to capture the sound because of thousands of seismometers in the region and Japan's willingness to share their measurements. “We´re able to bring earthquake data to...

2009-05-19 05:16:00

LONDON, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A BBC Poetry Season football video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ej6v7yNLN8) has been created solely for the web. This video uses the idea of a breaking news story of a football signing as a surprising place for hearing a poem - 'Jerusalem' by William Blake. A second exclusive Poetry Season rock video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyNzXZka2pk) sees The King Blues, an upcoming band (new single, I Got Love, released 4th May) end their gig with an...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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