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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Sounding Aurora

Six planks of wood. Six percussionist. And a trippiest of journeys. The pulse begins sharply, but soft. Steady, intricate intertwining of different pulsations are starting to build a twofold entity of sound’s invasion. The beating of the timber. Whose inner voice starts to seep into the air. The pulsating beats remind on heart beats, and…

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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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Whistle Kites

After visiting the kite museum in Weifang (China) last winter, a small obsession with nantong kites begun. As it is growing, the research into [making] them produced this little jewel today “The spectacular kites made in the Nantong countryside are simple structures, but wonderful to see and hear. They are built to carry large and…

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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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Silent Room. Room for Silence.

“The Murray Hill anechoic chamber, built in 1940, is the world’s oldest wedge-based anechoic chamber. The interior room measures approximately 30 feet high by 28 feet wide by 32 feet deep. The exterior cement and brick walls are about 3 feet thick to reduce outside noise.” “The chamber absorbs over 99.995% of the incident acoustic energy…

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