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Scientists Finally Reveal Secret Origin Behind 1960s Deep Ocean Mystery

An international team of researchers have finally discovered the source of a weird, low-frequency rhythmic sound that has puzzled scientists and submarine sonar operators for more than half a century. Listen to it.


Help Record The Sound Of Our Planet To Celebrate Earth Day

Our planet fizzes and crackles with a rich cacophony of sounds — but it constantly changes over time. Now, a team of scientists want to record the noises that surround us each and every Earth Day — which just happens to be today — to see exactly how it alters over time.


Youth Lagoon Used Sounds From Space To Make This Dreamy New Song

You can’t hear sound in space. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make sound from space. Lefse Records recently did just that, inviting 14 artists to make songs using “sounds” from space. The first track released is by Youth Lagoon, and it’s pretty good!


Can You Create A Perfectly Silent Space?

Imagine a place with no noise whatsoever: no sound, no light, no radio — hell, no Wi-Fi. How on Earth would you go about creating it?


This GIF Shows What Sound Actually Looks Like

If you picture what sound looks like in your head, you’ll probably think of some picture graph of a sound wave. But no one can actually see those up and down scribbles with their eyeballs. So what does sound actually look like in real life?


A Simple Photographic Trick Lets You See Invisible Things

The world is full of things you can’t see: the heat coming off your hand, the spray of a sneeze, even the sound of two hands clapping. But a simple camera trick called Schlieren flow visualisation turns those invisible waves of light into beautiful plumes of movement. With this trick you can literally see invisible things.


Video: Watch Magnetic Tape Fall Like Water

Japanese artist Ei Wada, who was born in 1987, belongs to a generation that spent middle school feverishly poring over cassettes to make mix tapes — until, of course, they were quickly outmoded by CDs, and then MP3s. Now, Ei makes art using the outmoded technologies he grew up with.


Listening To The Secret Sounds Of The Large Hadron Collider

From the Golden Gate Bridge to an ancient Japanese bell, the physical structures around us are humming with secret sound. Artist Bill Fontana has made a career of capturing these haunting and complex soundscapes. As an artist at residence at CERN, he’s mostly recently been listening in on the world’s largest particle collider.


The Internet Of Sound

Ever wondered what it would sound like if computers could talk to each other? Yes, we have an internet that links all the machines in a vast and glorious global network. But what if they really talked? What if computers could communicate using sounds that humans can’t hear?


Listen To The Sound Of Atoms Bonding

You’d be forgiven for thinking that a large tuning fork, a nail, some Blu-Tack and a guitar amp sounded more like the contents of a DIY music studio than a science lab. But they are, in fact, all the ingredients required to listen to the sound of atoms bonding.