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January 24, 2014 |
A swell produced by a strong storm system over the central Pacific will begin to peak Friday, creating massive waves along the California coastline, the National Weather Service said. The long swell is a welcome sign for organizers of the Mavericks Invitational surf contest at Half Moon Bay. Organizers predict waves will reach 40 feet, similar to those seen in Hawaii. Weather officials aren't predicting 40-foot waves. They say they may be 20 feet at times in the Northern California area.
January 4, 2014 |
Researchers in Japan are fighting gravity with sound. In the video above, you can watch as a series of small, lightweight objects float and dance in thin air -- manipulated by invisible ultrasound waves. The sound waves are not just invisible, but also silent to our human ears. "The human ear can detect up to 20 kHz frequency, but we use 40 kHz transducers that are out of the range that humans can detect," said Yoichi Ochiai, a PhD student at the University of Tokyo who put the video together.
April 19, 2013 |
Babies wise up fast. By the time infants are 3 months old, their unfinished brains are laced with a trillion connections, and the collective weight of all those firing neurons triples in a year. But the indecipherable babbling and maladroit wiggling so beloved by parents just leave scientists in baby labs scratching their heads. What do those little people know, and when do they know it? A team of French neuroscientists who compared brain waves of adults and babies has come up with a tentative answer: At 5 months, infants appear to have the internal architecture in place to perceive objects in adult-like ways, even though they can't tell us. "I think we have a pretty nice answer," said Sid Kouider of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, whose findings were published Friday in the journal Science.
January 18, 2014 |
Several stars and E! Network red carpet hosts have mentioned that the Screen Actors Guild Awards has the “most fun and easy-going red carpet” of the season. The tousled, wavy tresses sported by some actresses is proof. Anna Gunn's textured waves were refreshingly easy to achieve and a deliberate choice to differentiate from the actress' recent string of up-dos on red carpets. Hair stylist Aviva Perea started by prepping Gunn's hair with Phytovolume Volumizing Spray from roots to ends and blew out her hair with a large Spornette Mixed Bristle Brush.
August 23, 2012
When we asked writer Debra Prinzing to profile rising Los Angeles designer Kyle Schuneman , we also asked Schuneman to share three projects from his DIY decorating book due out next week. He kindly agreed, walking readers through yarn-wrapped picture frames, striped dining chains and, now, dip-dye curtains. Schuneman said he has done the project twice: once in a bathroom, where he dried the curtain over the tub, and once outside, where he hung the curtain from a tree. In his new book, the curtains make waves in a Seattle apartment with a little bit of urban grit.
April 11, 2011 |
Robert "Roberto" Rotherham stepped onto the black-sand beach before 6 a.m., cradling his well-worn surfboard. Gone are the times when he would tackle El Salvador's majestic waves alone. There were at least 30 other people out before dawn on this warm weekday morning. It was late March and the swells were the season's biggest yet. "Blessed by the good Lord," Rotherham said. El Salvador's surf has long been an open secret among the wave-wise aficionados who journey here from California, Europe and the rest of Latin America.