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Please Explain: The Science of Sound

Friday, June 06, 2014

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Acoustical engineer Trevor Cox, author of The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World, discusses acoustics, how sound works, and his hunt for the world’s strangest sounds.

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Guests:

Trevor Cox

Comments [3]

Donald J. Sepanek from Bayonne, NJ

Weren't the geometric ratios of ancient cathedrals built according to Pythagorean ratios which were considered divine?

Jun. 07 2014 03:35 PM
Jim (again)

On noise canceling, there is also the Q400 turboprop aircraft (from Bombardier). They use panels on yhe side of the fuselage to deaden the prop noise and make the aircraft more "jet" like...

Jun. 06 2014 01:56 PM
Jim

Ask him about the sound of massed butterfly wings at the Monarch reserve in Mexico.

Jun. 06 2014 01:51 PM

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