Bb below the lowest C.

20 December 2011 grant b 0

Not new research, but I just learned that the lowest note in the Universe: The black hole resides in the Perseus cluster of galaxies located […]

Noise hurts. Why?

7 November 2011 grant b 0

Science explores why the noise of nails on a chalkboard is so awful: As they will report next week at the Acoustical Society of America […]

Prescription pop.

16 September 2010 grant b 0

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University are using music (and audio engineering) to treat pain and depression – by mapping out emotional terrain in pop songs: […]

Listen to the lituus.

10 July 2009 grant b 0

About two months ago, the BBC tells us, Scottish researchers used computer models to bring a lost medieval instrument back to life: Bach’s motet (a […]

Autotune explained.

3 July 2009 grant b 0

Normally I wouldn’t encourage this sort of thing, but NOVA has an interesting feature explaining how Autotune works. On July 6, they’ll be posting answers […]

I see sounds.

2 July 2009 grant b 0 has a story that I’d suspect was an April Fools if this wasn’t the middle of summer. Supposedly, like our intelligent cousins to the […]

SONG: This is the Sound.

28 June 2009 grant b 1

SONG: “This is the Sound” [Download] (To download: double right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: “Acoustic Black Hole Created in Bose-Einstein Condensate”, Technology Review, […]


12 June 2009 grant b 1

That sounds so totally metal, doesn’t it? Technology Review explains how to make a sound so heavy, no light can escape: One of the many […]