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VocalID Certificate

I got a certificate! VocalID gave me a certificate to reward my efforts, and to encourage more. VocalID is an initiative whose goal is to provide unique voices to people who can’t speak on their own. They need devices that … Continue reading

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Whispering Galleries

A whispering gallery is defined as “a space beneath a dome or arch in which sounds produced at certain points are clearly audible at certain distant points,” in the Free Dictionary, a free online dictionary. Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, … Continue reading

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Getting Down

Speaking of infrasound, have you ever wondered about the lowest sound? Is there a lowest sound? Is it even reasonable to think about a lower limit to the frequency of sound? Definitions first. I will define sound as pressure waves … Continue reading

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Infrasound

It’s time for some speculation. Why not? Everyone is entitled to cut loose once in awhile. Although science officially despises speculation, scientists do it all the time as they explore new ideas. They need to go a little bit beyond … Continue reading

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Most Unpleasant Sounds

In a paper published by Dr. Sukhbinder Kumar of Newcastle University on October 10, 2012, there is a list of the ten most unpleasant sounds, as chosen by the 13 volunteers in the study. Of the 74 sounds they were … Continue reading

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