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Friday, January 09, 2009

Senses - yours - mine - others - and adaptations to extend them

We have a rather limited view of the electromagnetic spectrum.
What is visible to our eyes doesn't include the ultra violet or the
infrared, rather narrow view me thinks.

Our ears don't hear high frequencies of the ultrasonics or the very
low frequencies.
We don't hear the low rumbles of elephants communicating.

Our nose again is rather limited in its range of sensed smells.
Yes, some wine tasting connoisseurs can tell you much about that wine
being tasted but not all of us.

I think the list could go on but what we can't do is not what is interesting.
How we go about making up for these short comings is what I am looking for.

There are many things going on around us and as we go to space we need
to add to our tools and expand on our look into what is happening.

Flavio in Italy is interested in listening to VLF, those low frequency
vibrations in the electromagnetic spectrum that can be picked up down
here on Earth.
Since 1992 he has been involved in the Inspire project a Goddard based
VLF project and since 1993 is the European Coordinator.

"Certainly one of the most enthralling things about human life is the
recognition that we live in what, for practical purposes, is a
universe without bounds."
James Alfred Van Allen
(7 September 1914 - 9 August 2006)
An American physicist who discovered the Earth's magnetosphere, two
toroidal zones of radiation due to trapped charged particles
encircling the Earth.

The INSPIRE Project, Inc. is offering you competitions which will
award you resources to explore this vast universe creatively and with
precision. Co-Founder Dr. Bill Taylor had Dr. Van Allen as a mentor at
the University of Iowa while pursuing his graduate degrees. INSPIRE
encourages students of all ages to participate in its Memorial
Scholarship and Internships programs. So please read on, delve into
our website and decide that you would like to be included in our next
generation of scientists, technologists, engineers or mathematicians.

What about these VLF signals? Some maybe caused by mother Earth
herself, some by lightning, some my meteors, some by man in VLF
communications, and some of unknown sources.

How do you translate what is happening around you and turn it into
something you can see and examine, and analyze?

Flavio is looking for software that will work on his Mac.
He uses a Powerbook 1.67 GHz, 2 GB Ram and OS X 10.4.11, a powerpc,

What he is looking for is Mac software able to analyze audio signals
in the VLF radio field (30 kHz to 200 or lower Hz).
You can see something similar (for pc only) and well done here:

If any of you are interested in VLF and might be using a Mac, let me
know and I will share with Flavio.
OK, if you are using a PC and would like to share, I have a PC and
would love to hear from you as well.
- LRK -

When you become familiar with what is normal and the normal suddenly
changes, one's attention is alerted.
A twig snaps in the quiet and you look for the tiger in the grass.
A snap in the electromagnetic spectrum may mean our magnetosphere has
been hit by a burst of energy from our Sun.

Can you feel the change in the force?
Do you have the proper matrix translator turned on?
Can you make the proper adaptations in time to save us from the unknown?
Are you listening?

Be one with the force. :-)

Thanks for looking up with me. (which includes down, and around, and
over your shoulder too)

Larry Kellogg

Web Site:
RSS link:
Earth Songs
Our planet is a natural source of radio waves at audio frequencies. An
online receiver at the Marshall Space Flight Center is playing these
songs of Earth so anyone can listen.

January 19, 2001 -- If humans had radio antennas instead of ears, we
would hear a remarkable symphony of strange noises coming from our own
planet. Scientists call them "tweeks," "whistlers" and "sferics." They
sound like background music from a flamboyant science fiction film,
but this is not science fiction. Earth's natural radio emissions are
real and, although we're mostly unaware of them, they are around us
all the time.

Senses - Bony Fishes

A. Acoustic senses.
B. Eyesight.
C. Taste.
D. Smell.
E. Electroreception.

Bioacoustics: Cetaceans and Seeing Sounds

How does one see a sound? Scientists like Patrick Miller, postdoctoral
investigator at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, use a
spectrogram, or visual representation of sound waves graphed over
time. Spectrograms are used in bioacoustics, or the study of animal
sounds, and in fields like linguistics to determine sound patterns.

Dolphin echo location
Seeing without eyes?

If you were a dolphin, and you lived in the murky waters of river
deltas, or the blackness of the deep ocean, your eyes would be
useless. You wouldn't find food, you wouldn't even find your fellow
dolphins. Dolphin echo location has evolved to take over where eyes

Sam's Meteor Radio Echo Page

This page is intended to help anyone who might be interested in
setting up a receiving system to monitor meteor radio echoes. Some of
the text below was taken from e-mail discussion.

The Universal Translator
How to Talk to The Dolphins, Crickets, Elephants,

The sound goes around.
To and fro it bounds.

I can see for you and me.
A picture for me,
A sound for thee.

How does a picture sound?
Can I send it around?

Would you hear in your ear,
What I see and fear?

How does it sound?
As I send it around?

My picture in sound.

What does my mind see?
What does my mind hear?

Just a wiggle and a squiggle,
An itch and a twitch.

Something in motion,
Much like the ocean.

It wiggles and squiggles,
With ups and downs,
And motion all around

Is it sound that rebounds?
Or the motion that goes around?

What is it I see?
What do you hear?
Is it by ear?
Or by bone?

Do I care how I hear?
What is it I hear?

But a motion applied to motion,
The difference I sense.

The vibration goes around
and it comes around.
Having seen what was there
Being modified by air

Do I really care?
If it is by air.

Could be from afar?
Or just from a jar?

This sound that went around.

How does it rebound?
When it goes around.

I send and I see
What comes back to me.

How does it differ?
>From what I send.

Does that tell me,
Where it has been?

The sound goes around
With a wiggle and a squiggle.
And an added jiggle.

What does it do,
For me and for you?

One day I'll see
What you have heard
And you can hear
What I see.

What goes around
And comes back sound
May go around
And come to me,
As something to see.

The shrimp it clicks
The insect stamps

A shriek, a bellow

Over there, over here

A sensor, a sensor
Feeling this vibration.

To be in tune,
To listen to the moon,
In an afternoon.

A vision to see,
Using the medium
For free.

How do I see?
What does it mean for me?
Just a translation.

>From a vibration,
To an elation.

Its motion all around.

How does it vibrate?
How does it shake?
What information
Does it make?

The background,
All a twitter.

The background,
All around.

The noise,
How gray.

The noise
What does it say?

To enhance the dance
And see the prance.

The lights they play
What do they say?

A vibration against the white
A sound in the night
A magnetic push
A gravitational pull
How do they differ,
>From the background of all?

What information from around
When pushed and pulled by the sound?

A blare, a flair,
In the air, I don't care.
In the water, it's a medium,
In the ether, no tedium.

Radiation, it's the difference that counts.
How it wiggles and how it bounce.

A throb, a bob
A wiggle, a squiggle.

How it differs, because of the surround,
Is what goes, and comes around.

What differs from expectation,
Is what makes for information.

The play on the gray
Extracted today
Is what went,
And came back,
With information
On this and that.

Be it magnetic or electrostatic
It's the wiggle and the squiggle
That comes around
With information on the surround.

So where are you immersed?
And in what are you versed?

Can I change my wiggle,
To match your squiggle?

So that what I sent around
Come to from the surround.

It's the difference, that extra jiggle
That has information to make you giggle.

>From its sound
And image to see,
The medium is different
For you and for me.

May I transform my jiggle
To be heard as a giggle?

So what is seen from light to me
Is hear in the sea, an image for thee.

The difference applied
To light from aside,
May for me
And image be.

How do I see?
What does it mean for me?
Just a translation
>From a vibration
To an elation
An image to see.

Copyright May 28, 2001 by L & S Robotics, Larry Kellogg
Edited April 9, 2004 - LRK -



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