from Science Daily
Dec. 5, 2012 — Scientists have long used the speed of seismic waves traveling through Earth as a means of learning about the geologic structure beneath Earth’s surface, but the seismic waves they use have typically been generated by earthquakes or human-made explosions. A University of Rhode Island graduate student is using the tiny seismic waves created by ocean waves crashing on shorelines around the world to learn how an underwater plateau was formed 122 million years ago. . . . Read Complete Report
from Live Science
Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer
Date: 14 November 2012 Time: 05:10 PM ET
Ever wondered what your brain sounds like when it thinks? Researchers in China did — so they invented a way to translate the brain’s waves into music.
In initial attempts, the scientists had ended up with tunes that were jangly and sometimes discordant, but more recently they discovered a way to make brain music sound better by combining data from the brain’s electrical impulses with brain blood-flow measurements. Besides combining science with art, the researchers hope that, one day, brain music can be used to help people control their brain waves, easing conditions such as anxiety and depression. . . . Read Complete Report