sound

Science Experiment Produces Highly Satisfying Sound

A classic high school science experiment — putting a bit of isopropyl alcohol in a bottle and setting it on fire — is super-sized to produce one very enjoyable and satisfying sound. Enjoy!


This Is What The Internet Sounds Like

The first thing you notice is how loud it is — a shrill, almost metallic buzz that fills your head. Given unprecedented access to one of the world’s largest and most secure data centres, Timo Arnall shows us that the “cloud” is not ethereal, but big, hulking and incredibly loud.


This Floating Speaker Shows You Soundwaves As It Plays

It might look a little bit like someone caged HAL in a wooden frame, but this is in fact an elegant speaker, where a spherical sound source sits suspended from its own cubic frame, so you can see how sound forces it to move.



This Is What The Internet Sounds Like

It’s not sobbing YouTube commenters or whoops of World of Warcraft winners: the internet does in fact have a distinct, and real, sound, and it’s the noise of the servers keeping your favourite websites running.


Is There Such A Thing As A Sonic QR Code?

There are at least two things that Sony Pictures marketing executives did not consider when preparing a cross-promotion between its new Spider-Man film and the song-identification app Shazam. I first read about this promotion this morning.


You'll Want To Play Forever In This Swirling Sea Of Packing Peanuts

You might think it a nuisance when a few packing peanuts spill from a box out onto your living room floor. But when an entire hallway is filled with millions of the white nuggets and blown around in a cyclone of styrofoam, you’ll probably react a bit differently.


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!