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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
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
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
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
Auralnauts

Kylo Ren Will Interrogate You In a 'Star Wars'-Themed ASMR

More creepy than soothing.
Samantha Cole
6.16.17
Pee Wee

IT’S REALLY HARD FOR BIRDS TO TALK OVER ALL THIS NOISE

City traffic is so loud birds can barely talk over it.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.18.17
phonautograph

Listen to the Eerie Warbles of the Oldest Sound Recording in History

The French sound recording pioneer Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville never expected his samples to be played back, but scientists found a way.
Becky Ferreira
4.9.17
Hearing Clearly

The Next Generation of High-End Gaming Headsets Goes Beyond Sound

A proper headset can give gamers the competitive edge they need.
Kevin Wong
3.31.17
More metal than metal

How the ‘Doom’ Soundtrack Was Made Will Melt Your Puny Mortal Mind

You are like little baby.
Jordan Pearson
3.15.17
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