What Does Sound Look Like? See With This Photographic Technique

shockleewebpic_whatdoessoundlooklikeSee the invisible and take a look at what sound waves look like thanks to a cool high-speed photographic technique called Schlieren Flow visualization which shows the change in air density as sound waves travel through the air. The technique was developed by German physicist August Toepler between 1859 and 1864.

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Sonic Water: Studies Of Visible Sound & Vibrations

shockleewebpic_sonicwaterSonic Water is an interactive installation by Sven Meyer [Elfenmaschine & kymat.de] and Kim Pörksen [Piece of Cake] that creates an interactive environment for visualizing sound and vibrations that reminds us that sound is truly physical.

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The Sounds Of Gravity: How The Filmmakers Created The Feeling Of Deep Space

shockleewebpic_soundofgravityDirector Alfonso Cuarón and Skip Lievsay, sound re-recording mixer for the new film Gravity discuss the use and placement of sound and how it was mixed in order to make it a realistic immersive theater experience. If you haven’t seen this movie yet do yourself a favor and check it out.

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The Speed Of Light Has Been Broken…Time Travel Could Be Next So Brush Up On Some Physics

Scientists in Geneva, Switzerland revealed today that they have broken the light barrier. You know what that means…we’re seriously one step closer to time travel!

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Einstein vs Stephen Hawking: Epic Rap Battles of History #7

The geekiest rap battle EVER

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Imagining The Tenth Dimension

Wrap your head around this – a new way of thinking about time and space from Rob Bryanton, author of the book Imagining The Tenth Dimension.

In string theory, physicists tell us that the subatomic particles that make up our universe are created within ten spatial dimensions [plus an eleventh dimension of "time"] by the vibrations of exquisitely small “superstrings”. The average person has barely gotten used to the idea of there being four dimensions: how can we possibly imagine the tenth?

Well watch this…is it closer to science fiction or science fact?

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This Might Be The Sound The Universe Makes

Most of what we understand about the physical universe comes from light and vision but we are learning new information that leads scientists to believe that the universe isn’t silent. Although we haven’t had the technology yet to hear the actual sounds of space, scientists project that we’ll be able to hear actual audio from the universe within the next few years.

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