The Hum

It creeps in slowly in the dark of night, and once inside, it almost never goes away.  It’s known as the Hum, a steady, droning sound that’s heard in places as disparate as Taos, New Mexico; Bristol, England; Kokomo, Indiana; Auckland, New Zealand; Largs, Scotland and, as it turns out, many other places. While reports…

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Sonic Warfare: Noise as a Weapon

Audiologists have long known that noise damages the auditory mechanism and that high level noise over 85-90 dBA for a long period of time can cause deafness. But what does it take in sound levels to produce a truly damaging weapon?   If you actually wanted to kill someone with a sonic weapon, there isn’t a…

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