8 days ago
by mariogi+4 +1
What is the first thing you do when you get a new pair of headphones? Some of us might unbox it and put up an Instagram story. Others might immediately put on their favourite playlist and crank up the bass. However, if you ask any audiophile what they do with a new pair of headphones, their answer will most likely be: burning them in. Audiophiles are discerning music listeners who are motivated to get the very best sound quality out of their headphones, speakers, and audio equipment in general.
5 years ago
by AdelleChattre+15 +1
Writings by Arthur Machen on London and its sounds
4 years ago
by AdelleChattre+33 +1
The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization exists to detect and thus deter testing of new nuclear weapons. Absent power to actually do that, the CTBTO has to prove its worth in other ways. So it’s courting scientists. By Sarah Zhang.
3 years ago
by distant+31 +1
When the cockpit recorder transcript from Air France Flight 447 was leaked to the public in 2011, many startling details emerged. The plane, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, killing all 228 people on board, had been under the control of pilots who were communicating poorly and not realizing one another’s mistakes. The plane’s speed slowed to dangerous levels, activating the stall alarm—the one, in the words of Popular Mechanics, “designed to be impossible to ignore.” It blared the word “Stall!” 75 times. Everyone present ignored it. Within four minutes, the plane had hit the water.
3 years ago
by AdelleChattre+25 +1
Scientists are just learning to decode the sounds of icebergs. By Sarah Laskow
2 years ago
by kxh+9 +1
It's always fun when the internet goes mad over a new illusion. This time, instead of a visual illusion like the goddamn dress, we can't stop talking about one little sound.