Here are some inspiring posts about sound and music.
How sound affects the taste of our food
High-frequency sounds enhance the sweetness in food, while low frequencies bring out the bitterness. So could sound replace sugar? And what kind of music should restaurants play? [Read more]
Molecules can respond directly to music
“The question that has perplexed scientists was can music create a molecular ‘event’ outside the music source, and does that ‘event’ physically respond or interact with the music? Now, we may have a clear answer. Though we can’t say that “music is magic,” this is the first scientific proof that music literally can change the world around it…” [Read more]
Childhood music lessons ‘leave lasting brain boost’
Learning a musical instrument as a child gives the brain a boost that lasts long into adult life, say scientists. [Read more]
F1 boss vows to a find a way of “making them sound like racing cars”
Bernie Ecclestone says he was “horrified” by the lack of sound from the 2014 F1 cars at Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix and has vowed to find a way of “making them sound like racing cars”.
New engine regulations this season have seen the high-pitched scream of the 2.4-litre V8 engines used between 2006 and 2013 replaced by a deeper growl of 1.6 turbocharged V6 units and organisers of the race in Melbourne revealed on Monday that they were looking into whether the quieter noise from new powerunit was in breach of their contract with Formula 1 Management. [Read more]
Acoustic scientists shatter the world record for longest ever echo
Acoustic scientists emerged from the Inchindown oil storage tanks, an underground fuel depot constructed during World War II, with proof that a gun-shot fired inside the tunnel resonates for a full 112 seconds. [Read more]
…and did you know elephants love blues?