Loading page

For $40,000, This Bang & Olufsen Speaker Should Play Sound In 11 Dimensions

Bang & Olufsen will freely admit that its new BeoLab 90 speaker is ‘not for everyone’. Given that most people can’t blow $US40,000 on a car, let alone speaker-systems-as-modern-art, that’s not surprising. But at least for the money, you should get a nice hi-fi.

A Tense Action Scene From The Movie Everest with No SFX Added Is Hilariously Great

In a hilarious mix up, the movie studio behind Everest sent the BBC this clip of the movie that had no sound effects added. Which is really, really great for us because it is oh so goofy to see an impossibly tense scene of the movie with all the VFX added and everything looking right and action packed but sounding… like they’re having a normal conversation in a quiet room.

This Video's Sound Is So Satisfying, It Makes Me Miss Winter

There’s an awesome story here about a mum and dad who built a backyard ice rink in the United States during the winter so that their two boys could have fun skating and playing hockey outdoors. But what I love most about this excellent quick-cut video is just hearing all those sounds come together. It’s enough to make a man maybe, MAYBE, miss winter.

Boeing Wants To Harvest Electricity From The Roar Of Your Plane Taking Off 

Jet engines are extraordinarily loud at roughly 140 decibels — and airports have struggled with mitigating their roar since the early days of commercial flight. An engineer at Boeing wants to make the cacophony more useful, if not silence it for good.

Scientists Have Created A System That Absorbs 99.7% Of All Sound

Is this thing on? That’s likely what Hong Kong University of Science and Technology scientists thought, shortly after they’d developed a new system that absorbs 99.7 per cent of all the sound that hits it.

The Scientific Art Of Sound When Making A Guitar

Video: The Art of Sound is a short documentary by Rodgers Townsend that reveals a bit of the genius of Tom Bills and the painstaking precision that goes into his making of guitars. Equal parts science and art, every decision of every carving of every shape of every guitar is motivated by making the instrument sound as good as it can.

Make Your Own 'Inverted' Glass Harp With Just One Glass

The glass harp is a simple concept: fill up a bunch of wine glasses with water, “tuning” each one by varying how much water is inside (because the pitch at which said glass will resonate depends on the level of the water inside). But now you can make a new kind of glass harp, with just a single glass.

This Is The Quietest Place In The United States

If you really want to get away from it all, head to Washington State. There, on a trail along the Hoh River, in the rain forest of Olympic National Park, only 40 miles from Seattle, it’s what one scientist has deemed the quietest place in the contiguous United States.

The First Alien Sounds Of Mars Are So Damn Spooky

Video: This is a great video that shows the entire trip of the Mars Opportunity Rover on one side while tracking the trip on the red planet on the other. It’s cool to know where Opportunity has gone and what it has seen, but perhaps the craziest thing of the video is hearing the noise of the planet. It’s just so damn freaky.

Video: The Unbelievably Soothing Sounds Of Making An Iced Latte

Coffee tingles the senses. Before you even drink it, you smell it and smell the day’s morning or your local shop or a pot brewing while you’re getting ready. And when you finally taste it, you feel it and get a jolt of energy or escape last night or immediately feel the need for another. But coffee can even go beyond that, it can tickle your ears too.

Loading page