Sun Sonification

“We don’t have straightforward ways to look inside the Sun. We don’t have a microscope to zoom inside the Sun, so using a star or the Sun’s vibrations allows us to see inside of it.” Alex Young “The Sun is not silent. The low, pulsing hum of our star’s heartbeat allows scientists to peer inside,…

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Sounds from across the Universe

“Scientists sometimes translate radio signals into sound to better understand the signals. This approach is called “data sonification”. On June 27, 1996, the Galileo spacecraft made the first flyby of Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede, and this audio track represents data from Galileo’s Plasma Wave Experiment instrument.” [via nasa.org] Please follow and like us:

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Brain – the most marvelous machine in the known universe

“Traveling across 500,000 neurons, the images took two years to complete. Funded by the National Science Foundation, Dunn and Edwards developed special technology for the project. Using a technique they’ve called reflective microetching, they microscopically manipulated the reflectivity of the brain’s surface. Different regions of the brain were hand painted and digitized, later using a computer…

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Sound of Space

Although space is a vacuum, sound does exist in it. Not as pulsing waves through the air how we perceive it, but as electromagnetic vibrations -electromagnetic waves that pulsate at the same wavelength as the sound waves… so we can actually hear the sounds in(of)space. The specially designed instruments on several NASA probes, including Voyager,…

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Beautiful Thinking

” “Eunoia” is a performance that uses my brainwaves — collected via EEG sensor– to manipulate the motions of water. It derives from the Greek word “eu” (well) + “nous” (mind) meaning “beautiful thinking”. Electroencephalography (EEG) is a brainwave detecting sensor. It measures frequencies of my brain activity (Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma, Theta) relating to…

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The Power of the Pentatonic Scale

Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation, at the event “Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus” at The World Science Festival on June 12th 2009. Edit: the full event was published in July 2014: https://youtu.be/S0kCUss0g9Q Please follow and like us:

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