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Naked Scientists episode

Tue, 9th Dec 2014

Good Vibrations

Ripples by Scott Cresswell (c) Scott Cresswell

From the honking of cars to music blaring out of someone's bedroom window, the world around us is saturated with sound. But what exactly is sound, and how do we hear it? From mimicking an owl's wing for quieter aircraft to creating more effective cochlear implants and the science of opera singing, our panel of experts turn up the volume to 11 to answer your questions on anything audible...

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In this edition of Naked Scientists

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  • 02:49 - What is sound?

    What is sound, and how is it produced and how can computer trickery change the voice?

  • 13:50 - How we hear

    Our ears allow us to hear a huge range of sounds, but how do they turn sound waves into brain waves?



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