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Reports of inner-ear damage deepen diplomat controversy

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Science  22 Jun 2018:
Vol. 360, Issue 6395, pp. 1281-1282
DOI: 10.1126/science.360.6395.1281

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  • Infrasound and ultrasound recording is needed for scientific investigation

    Richard Stone reported mystery symptoms of US diplomats in Havana, Cuba and in Guangzhou, China respectively (1). Richard Stone should include recorded frequencies information of the incident. If the recorded frequency range using normal microphone is from 20Hz to 20 kHz, Infrasound and ultrasound information cannot be investigated. Instead of author's hypothesis, scientific evidences should be disclosed. Although the story by Richard Stone is interesting, the report is lacking in scientific evidences and logical hypothesis.

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    1.Richard Stone, Reports of inner-ear damage deepen diplomat controversy, Science 22 Jun 2018: Vol. 360, Issue 6395, pp. 1281-1282

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