sound

video

Can You Cook an Egg by Screaming at It?

The Action Lab did an experiment to show how the energy of sound can be converted into heat, and even cook food.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.11.18
audio illusions

This Computer-Generated Voice Saying Either ‘Laurel’ or ‘Yanny’ Is Tearing the Internet Apart

It’s the audio version of “The Dress.”
Kaleigh Rogers
5.15.18
invisibility

Scientists Made a Working Invisibility Cloak (But There's a Catch)

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have created a device that uses “acoustic cloaking” technology.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.10.18
not an ad

The Weird Burbling Joy Of Listening to Jam Boil

There's a way to tell if jam is happy.
Hailey Nuthals
4.23.18
outer limits

What Will the Outdoors Sound Like in the Future?

We spoke to the lead tech at the National Park Service Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division about dwindling quiet spaces.
Samantha Cole
10.26.17
Silence

I Locked Myself in a Soundproof Room and Almost Lost My Mind

In the end, the silence was a little too loud for me.
Katrine Krøjby
9.29.17
sexy time

Robots Gently Caressed Humans to Sexy Music to See if They Were Turned On

A soft stroke by a cold bot.
Samantha Cole
9.7.17
The Noise

Noise Pollution Hits Segregated Cities Hardest

A new study explores the unequal burden of noise on communities across the US.
Ankita Rao
7.25.17
Sound Art

This Company Will Turn Your Favorite Song Into an Ink Splotch

US-based design company Vibrato creates meaningful abstract artworks of your favorite songs or wedding vows.
Beatrice Barkholz
7.23.17
Sound Art

Massive Robotic Instrument Turns Smartphone Data into Sounds

Using hardware and software, artist Andrius Šarapovas created a massive musical composer.
DJ Pangburn
7.19.17
Performance Art

Artist Figured Out How To Control Water With Her Mind

An EEG, a few speakers, and some metal plates filled with water compose the artist's brain wave-bending installations.
Beckett Mufson
7.3.17
Feline Fine

This Website Is Literally Just a Cat Purring Forever

Purrli is the white noise generator of cat lovers' dreams.
Samantha Cole
6.30.17
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