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2009-10-21 13:58:08

A clever structure in the ear of a tropical butterfly that potentially makes it able to distinguish between high and low pitch sounds has been discovered by scientists from the University of Bristol. The team believes that the remarkable structure may be associated with the detection of predators, in particular birds.  The Blue Morpho butterflies (Morpho peleides), native to Central and South America, are more famous for their amazing wing coloration and now turn out to have ears on...

2009-07-01 10:07:26

The composer Richard Wagner is well-known, even notorious, for writing operas that can challenge both performers and listeners. A new study published in the Journal of the Acoustic Society of America reveals that Wagner set his text to music in a way that uses the acoustics of the soprano voice in a manner that helps both performers and listeners."Each vowel in European languages is associated with a set of resonance frequencies of the vocal tract," says author, Dr John Smith of the...

2009-04-20 22:47:14

The windmill pitching motion may explain the high incidence of anterior shoulder pain seen in female softball players, U.S. researchers said. The conventional belief has been that the underhand throwing motion of softball places little stress on the arm, lead author Dr. Nikhil Verma of the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago said in a statement. But that is not the case. The study involved seven women -- three collegiate and four professional pitchers -- who underwent motion analysis...

2009-04-13 16:08:26

U.S. medical scientists are cautioning high school and college baseball players to be aware of and take precautions against throwing injuries. Throwing a baseball is one of the fastest and most violent maneuvers that any joint in the body is subjected to, said Dr. Shane Seroyer, the study's lead author and a sports medicine fellow at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The violent and rapid motion places numerous structures in the shoulder at risk for injury. Injury prevention is the...

2008-09-14 00:00:00

By Jenny Gilbert Dance Place Prize Semi-Finals Robin Howard Theatre LONDON 'It's like being on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" exclaimed my neighbour, inspecting the gizmo he'd been handed at the door. This hardware enabled each audience member to award marks to each of the five items in this Place Prize semi-final. There was an official judging panel, too, comprised not of the top dance bods you'd expect to find adjudicating the biggest choreographic contest in Europe, but of movers...

2008-08-26 15:00:44

New York researchers say a new test shows that more humans have "perfect pitch" than expected. The ability to recognize and remember a tone without a reference is much more common than commonly believed, say researchers at the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Their findings were presented Wednesday in Sapporo, Japan, at the International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition and described in a news release Tuesday....

2008-07-07 21:00:17

City Lights Television celebrated its 2500th pitch this week, the 2500th format they've pitched since launching in 2003. So far, these pitches have yielded a total of 115 deals for the company, and this year they are on target to pitch 750 times between their New York, Los Angeles, Digital and International divisions. In 2007 alone, the City Lights Television development team had 173 pitch meetings during which they pitched a total 712 original formats. From those 173 meetings, they...

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2008-02-16 14:27:46

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - More of the brain is busy processing pitch from language and other sounds than previously thought, according to a researcher in neurophonetics at Purdue University. "By studying brain activity at different stages of processing pitch patterns in tonal languages, we have found that early activity in the brainstem is shaped by a person's language experience, even while the person is asleep, and consequently, we now believe it plays a much greater role in speech perception...


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