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*This* is the science of sound and matter.
October 4, 2012 11:02 AM   Subscribe

Two elements: tempo and volume. Researchers at the Sundance Research Facility have finally discovered how to turn sound into matter.
posted by Dr. Fetish (12 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Look Around You fanfiction!
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:10 AM on October 4, 2012 [3 favorites]


dafunq
posted by DU at 11:18 AM on October 4, 2012


I was impressed that they had the newer 12-string discombobulator. I'm sure that made all the difference.
posted by mule98J at 11:24 AM on October 4, 2012 [3 favorites]


Oh, that's disappointing, it's a music video, not a way to turn arbitrary songs into physical representations of those songs. Because if that's what this was, I'd feed They Might Be Giants albums into their machine just to see what the hell kind of things would come out of it.
posted by JHarris at 11:34 AM on October 4, 2012 [3 favorites]


a way to turn arbitrary songs into physical representations of those songs

You could make landscapes by 3d-printing a heightfield from the wavelet transform of a song.
posted by Jpfed at 12:31 PM on October 4, 2012


Klaw lives! Surprised it wasn't done at the Technical University of Delft...
posted by MartinWisse at 12:46 PM on October 4, 2012


I'd gladly play you Tuesday for a synthburger today.

That was better than I expected. Fun!
posted by drhydro at 12:54 PM on October 4, 2012


There's a "brown noise" joke in there somewhere.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 1:11 PM on October 4, 2012


I'd feed They Might Be Giants albums into their machine

I'd stick with The Clash exclusively, so as to make them The Only Band That's Matter.
posted by newmoistness at 1:20 PM on October 4, 2012 [6 favorites]


Those vaguely Rube Goldberg lab machine props represent a delightful megaton of inspired lunatic effort.
posted by CynicalKnight at 1:41 PM on October 4, 2012


When the speed of sound equals the speed of light you pretty much have to expect this sort of thing.
posted by Phyllis Harmonic at 4:38 PM on October 4, 2012


The stuff that appeared inside the "tubular" (before it turned black) looked like the milk and dish soap experiment, which is pretty fun to try at home.
posted by mbrubeck at 6:30 PM on October 4, 2012


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