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Bizarre reports of US diplomatic staff in Cuba suffering from symptoms resembling brain trauma, allegedly after hearing unsettling sounds resembling scraping metal or insects buzzing, have continued to baffle medical researchers. But a team from the University of Michigan may have come up with a ...
Editor's note: Government and academic investigators continue to probe reports from Cuba that, starting in 2016 and continuing through 2017, U.S. and Canadian diplomats and tourists may have been subjected to a “sonic weapon,” damaging their hearing, causing nausea, speech problems and ...

After months of rumors, doctors have published the first detailed report describing the mysterious illness that struck US diplomats stationed in Cuba. While the source of the illness is still a mystery, the doctors say they're “pretty certain” it wasn't a sonic weapon. Doctors examined 21 people associated with ...
Hearing loss, dizziness, sleep and vision problems, tinnitus, headaches, fatigue and now brain damage—these are the symptoms suffered by two dozen US and Canadian diplomats covertly attacked over the past year while serving in Cuba. US officials initially posited that the diplomats were victims of ...
Mysterious sonic weapons have been blamed for symptoms affecting American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba. Victims reported hearing loss, mild traumatic brain injury, nervous-system damage, and balance issues. Sound-based weapons exist, but experts aren't sure whether any were used in this case ...
Like The Atlantic? Subscribe to The Atlantic Daily, our free weekday email newsletter. Earlier this month the U.S. State Department disclosed that several Havana-based diplomats have experienced “incidents which have caused a variety of physical symptoms.” Secretary Rex Tillerson said the ...

Part of the difficulty in unravelling what may have occurred is that the history of the development of acoustic weapons is shrouded in rumour and conspiracy, says Steve Goodman, the author of Sonic Warfare. There is some research showing that frequencies just outside the human hearing range can have ...
A supersecret sonic weapon being used to attack diplomats in a foreign country may sound like the start of a sci-fi novel, but that's exactly what several U.S. diplomats in Cuba may have been exposed to, the U.S. State Department recently announced. The physical symptoms, which the State Department ...
While the harm caused by most acoustic weapons is minimal, some experts say it's unclear how much of the harm is temporary pain, and how much can contribute to potential long-term hearing loss. The US employees affected in Cuba were not at the same place at the same time, but they suffered a variety ...
It was only as Marvel continued to work on them that they decided to go with panther heads, fitting better with the sonic weapons; when the panther-jaws open, Shuri's weapons project powerful energy blasts. Design-wise, concept artist Karla Ortiz stressed that all the designs took a very different approach ...
Cuban investigators have discarded widespread speculation that a sonic weapon is to blame for damaging the health of two dozen American diplomats stationed in Havana. Among their own theories? That stress over shifting U.S.-Cuba relations could have exacerbated health problems. Initial news ...
With forms of police crowd control such as worrying as tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets - not to mention batons, boots, and fists - why spend time covering long range acoustic devices? For me, the answer came when I talked to a Lakota grandmother at a camp of water protectors on a warm late ...
In some cases, changes to patients' white matter tracts were observed, although it's not clear if the changes are uniform across all those affected, or different. Initially, sonic weapons were blamed for the diplomats' afflictions. Although a series of potential scientific mechanisms emerged to try to explain what ...
If sonic weapons have been unleashed, "I feel like probably the Russians would be the more likely source," Crawford said. "We know that they're belligerent. We know that they have a vested interest in keeping us out." Crawford, who serves on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Intelligence ...
The United States is standing behind its claim that personnel in Cuba were deliberately attacked, with the Trump administration raising the possibility on Tuesday that a virus could have been used to infect workers despite lawmakers and the FBI questioning the theory of "sonic attacks." It has been more ...
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Cuban President Raul Castro addressed the national parliament on Thursday, where he rejected responsibility for alleged acoustic attacks on US diplomats on the island and confirmed his intention to remain President of Cuba until April, local media reported. On Alleged Acoustic ...
Hearing loss, dizziness, sleep and vision problems, tinnitus, headaches, fatigue and now brain damage—these are the symptoms suffered by two dozen US and Canadian diplomats covertly attacked over the past year while serving in Cuba. US officials initially posited that the diplomats were victims of ...

The United States diplomats in Cuba who have experienced mysterious health problems since late 2016 are making news again, and fingers are still pointing at so-called “sonic weapons.” However, there's no concrete evidence that the symptoms were caused by anything of the sort — only anecdotal ...
Mysterious sonic weapons have been blamed for symptoms affecting American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba. Victims reported hearing loss, mild traumatic brain injury, nervous-system damage, and balance issues. Sound-based weapons exist, but experts aren't sure whether any were used in this case ...
Mysterious "sonic weapons" have been blamed for symptoms affecting American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba. Victims reported hearing loss, mild traumatic brain injury, nervous system damage, and balance issues. Sound-based weapons exist, but experts aren't sure whether any were actually used ...
Like The Atlantic? Subscribe to The Atlantic Daily, our free weekday email newsletter. Earlier this month the U.S. State Department disclosed that several Havana-based diplomats have experienced “incidents which have caused a variety of physical symptoms.” Secretary Rex Tillerson said the ...
Part of the difficulty in unravelling what may have occurred is that the history of the development of acoustic weapons is shrouded in rumour and conspiracy, says Steve Goodman, the author of Sonic Warfare. There is some research showing that frequencies just outside the human hearing range can have ...
The U.S. Army has, for a long time, created sound weapons. It creates such a high-decibel sound that it is painful in your ears. Most recently we saw them deployed in the Middle East against pirates attacking commercial tankers – rather than shoot at them, they used these sound weapons to drive the boats ...
A supersecret sonic weapon being used to attack diplomats in a foreign country may sound like the start of a sci-fi novel, but that's exactly what several U.S. diplomats in Cuba may have been exposed to, the U.S. State Department recently announced. The physical symptoms, which the State Department ...
Something's afoot in Havana. Over the last 24 hours, reports are coming down the grapevine claiming that five US diplomats and at least one Canadian envoy have fallen ill, all suffering from acute hearing loss, headaches, and nausea. The cause? A covert sonic device – an acoustic weapon – that's being ...
The damage caused by acoustic weapons can vary from minor irritation to death, theoretically speaking. The effect can depend on the type of weapon and the range ... The weapon was never used, but it paved the way for the use of sonic weapons in warfare. Various types of sonic warfare has occurred ...
While the harm caused by most acoustic weapons is minimal, some experts say it's unclear how much of the harm is temporary pain, and how much can contribute to potential long-term hearing loss. The US employees affected in Cuba were not at the same place at the same time, but they suffered a variety ...
While the harm caused by most acoustic weapons is minimal, some experts say it's unclear how much of the harm is temporary pain, and how much can contribute to potential long-term hearing loss. The US employees affected in Cuba were not at the same place at the same time, but they suffered a variety ...
After months of rumors, doctors have published the first detailed report describing the mysterious illness that struck US diplomats stationed in Cuba. While the source of the illness is still a mystery, the doctors say they're “pretty certain” it wasn't a sonic weapon. Doctors examined 21 people associated with ...
Sonic weapons do not cause the kind of physical changes seen in the personnel, experts have said. Instead, the sounds may have been a byproduct of something else that caused the damage, The Associated Press reported. The United States has never accused the Cuban government of perpetrating the ...
Cuban and foreign experts have offered scientific evidence denying the alleged "acoustic attacks" on the US diplomatic personnel in the island, ...
Washington officials have raised the possibility that sonic weapons were used to harm the diplomats, according to US media reports. However ...
The sound of nails on a chalkboard might make you feel uncomfortable, but have you ever imagined a sound so terrible and powerful that it ...
Washington (CNN) A new audio recording said to capture what was heard by some US embassy workers amid a series of attacks on American ...
The fact-checking site Snopes.com provided a review of scientific data on sound and sonic weapons, concluding that it was false to claim that ...
The US Embassy in Cuba. Diplomats in Cuba have been reporting symptoms, including hearing loss and cognitive issues, since December ...
The Trump Administration has just expelled several Cuban diplomats in Washington and suspended visas for Cubans wishing to visit the ...
But in thinking about sonic weapons that could potentially cause ... some of the specifics of the alleged Cuban sonic weapons plot don't add up.
The plot of the acoustic weapons failed at first because they clashed with a president who had in his staff an intelligent National Security ...
Inaudible sonic weapons are an unlikely cause of the mysterious symptoms suffered by American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba.
Tourists ride in vintage American convertible cars past a U.S. and Cuban flag outside the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba. Image: Ramon ...
... injury or concussion-like symptoms,'' said Juergen Altmann, an acoustic weapons expert and physicist at Germany's Technische Universitaet ...
The United States diplomats in Cuba who have experienced mysterious health problems since late 2016 are making news again, and fingers ...
... it down to say that it's an acoustic weapon,” says James Jauchem, ... In reality, sonic weapons are much less sophisticated than the hype, and ...
Mysterious sonic weapons have been blamed for symptoms affecting American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba. Victims reported hearing loss ...
Mysterious "sonic weapons" have been blamed for symptoms affecting American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba. Victims reported hearing ...
Part of the difficulty in unravelling what may have occurred is that the history of the development of acoustic weapons is shrouded in rumour ...
The U.S. Army has, for a long time, created sound weapons. It creates such a high-decibel sound that it is painful in your ears. Most recently we ...
What Are The "Sonic Weapons" Being Used To Attack American Diplomats ... A covert sonic device – an acoustic weapon – that's being used to ...
A supersecret sonic weapon being used to attack diplomats in a foreign country may sound like the start of a sci-fi novel, but that's exactly what ...


 

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