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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.


Video: The Resonant Frequency Of Googly Eyes

Video: Rob Cruickshank decided to embark on the important research of finding out the resonant frequency of googly eyes. He found it. It’s at around 433Mhz where the sound makes the googly eyes start to vibrate and get extra googly inside their plastic shell. Silly, hilarious and always a little creepy.


Seeing The Crazy Movement Of Guitar Strings In Real Time Is So Damn Cool

This is wild. When cameras try to capture guitar strings being played, they see wavelength-type movements from each string because of the camera’s rolling shutter effect. But it can only be seen on camera, the wild wiggly effect is totally blind to the naked eye. Not anymore! This Wobble Strings project recreates a camera’s rolling shutter effect to humans in real time through sweep line projection. It’s wild.


Proof That All Movie Trailers Use The Same New Damn Sound

Before it was that Inception horn. You know the one, that BRAAAAM sound that strategically tingled your spine because you know something action-packed yet suspenseful is going to happen. And now there’s a new favourite sound for movie trailers — it sounds a lot like pulling the power on something and hearing the noise get sucked out.


Hearing The Sounds Of Paul Thomas Anderson Films Is Pretty Interesting

I don’t immediately think of the sound when I think of Paul Thomas Anderson films because the cinematography of his films are so lovely to get lost in and his characters are so well crafted. But after hearing Jacob T. Swinney’s edit of the sounds of PTA, I don’t think I can watch, or listen, to his films in the same again.


Smart And JBL Crammed A Concert Hall Into A Tiny ForTwo Hatch

Smart is all about being compact and efficient, so when the company teamed up with audio provider JBL, it naturally wanted to see how much sound it could squeeze into one of its little hatchbacks. The resultant ‘smart forgigs,’ which boasts 5720 watts of amplification, is a mobile concert hall guaranteed to give any struggling DJ an audience.


How Avengers: Age Of Ultron's Skull-Crunching Sounds Were Made

Avengers: Age of Ultron is the kaboom, smash, crunch action movie of the moment. Check out this short documentary about how the sonic magic was made.


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