June 18, 2012 |
Over the years, Disney theme parks have offered over 200 different varieties of Mickey Mouse ears for guests to wear. The latest version, which debuted Friday with the relaunch of Disney California Adventure, includes technology that let the ears glow and change colors in sync with the music of shows at Disney theme parks. But they are not cheap: The price for the glowing ears is $25 while the plain black version sells for about $14 at the park. The video above shows how the ears glow to the "World of Color" attraction at California Adventure.
April 9, 2009 |
Augusta National Chairman Billy Payne is hardly oblivious to mounting criticism that the Masters has lost some of its mojo. "The criticism hurts a little bit," he said. "It's like when you go to a piano recital of one of your granddaughters and you hear somebody say, 'That's the worst kid I've ever seen.' It hurts your feelings." The prevailing sentiment is that Masters officials, by adding trees, rough and more than 400 yards, have taken some thrill from the event.
April 6, 2013 |
If you're dealing with tired, sluggish kids who aren't able to listen or pay attention, try this quick mind-body trick. Called elephant ears, it is demonstrated here by Leah Kalish, founder of Move With Me Action Adventures, which specializes in yoga and movement education for kids. What it does The gentle massage around the outside of your ears stimulates the energy meridians in the body, Kalish says, waking up your senses, so you're less distracted and anxious and can hear and think more clearly.
May 2, 2013 |
Need a new ear? In the future you may be able to print one out and pop it on. Taking us one step closer to a future in which we are all part human, part machine, scientists at Princeton University have created a pair of high functioning bionic ears made of a mix of cellular material, silicone and electronics and printed them using a $1,000, off-the-shelf, 3-D printer. The "designer cyborg ears," as the researchers call them, look a lot like regular ears but have the potential to hear frequencies way beyond the reach of normal human hearing.
January 9, 1999
I hope that the powers that be at the L.A. Philharmonic take heed of Robert C. Hamilton's outcry (Saturday Letters, Dec. 26). Just one minor correction to his on-the-mark (and delightfully caustic) criticism of the musical offerings. That pattern he describes, of sandwiching outlandish music between classics (the "bait and switch" strategy), is not only of this season. It has been the practice for several seasons. I can understand that ambitious (and young) conductors are eager to keep up with the "latest" and give new composers exposure, but they should be more discriminating in what they select.
June 7, 2012 |
Just where does an up-and-coming jazz talent go after covering the Red Hot Chili Peppers? While that's a reductive way to introduce a talent as promising as Linda Oh -- who turned in a deft reworking of "Soul to Squeeze" on her album "Entry" -- the bassist-composer follows up her promising debut with "Initial Here," which provides further proof that Esperanza Spalding is not the only female bassist-bandleader worthy of acclaim. Oh was born in Malaysia and raised in Australia before moving to New York five years ago. Backed by a roster of top-tier New York City talent that includes keyboardist Fabian Almazan, drummer Rudy Royston and saxophonist Dayna Stephens, Oh looks to her diverse background for inspiration.