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Cosmic Tunes You Can Hear the Universe

The Delights of Our Lives

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

We're swimming, breathing, being in delight. We meet people we admire; we brush space with strangers who grow into friends; we revel in the things...

Understanding The Sound Of Space

Ayodele Faiyetole | Posted 04.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Ayodele Faiyetole

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoCould it be that the sound from a planetary body is a collective yearning of extraterrestrial intelligence living on such a body, and would it mean that we have to isolate each 'component' sound from its totality to effectively 'understand' what an extraterrestrial being is saying?

The Sound Of The Deep Sea Of Space

Dr. Tyler Nordgren | Posted 02.22.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Tyler Nordgren

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoHidden from our sight, betrayed by just an array of faint and feeble stars, there is a cosmos out there as full of unseen beauty as the most rich and abundant terrestrial ocean.

What Does Earth Sound Like?

Anna Leahy | Posted 04.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Anna Leahy

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoIf we can hear the constituents of the universe, we must remember that we, too, are part of this universe. The Earth emanates natural and manmade radio waves. What do we sound like?

What I Learned During My Spacewalks

Jerry L. Ross | Posted 04.25.2013 | TED Weekends
Jerry L. Ross

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoThe Space Shuttle's three main engines and two solid rocket boosters spewed fire and smoke, and their deafening noise roared in my ears during seven launches into space.

Listen to the Universe And Learn About the Nature of Science

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2013 | TED Weekends
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoThose advocating for the idea assert that some natural phenomena are so complex that they could not have developed naturally -- they must have been designed by a creator in exactly the form we find them.

An Audible Tour Of The Solar System? Sign Me Up!

Jim Bell | Posted 04.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Jim Bell

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoI've often wondered what it would sound like to be walking around on another world. It turns out, there's a few places not far from home where it might be possible to find out in the not-too-distant future.

Celestial Sound Effects

Seth Shostak | Posted 04.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Seth Shostak

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoHonor Harger's presentation suggests that if we could only escape the acoustic buffer of our atmosphere and surmount the softening powers of distance, we would confront a universe throbbing with sound. Not exactly.

What Is The Color Of The Universe?

Mario Livio | Posted 04.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Mario Livio

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoSeveral people proposed names for the color and the one that stuck was "Cosmic Latte."

Tuning In to The Universe

Honor Harger | Posted 04.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Honor Harger

2013-02-22-hargerpullImages of space are ubiquitous in our lives. We have been surrounded by stunning portrayals of our own solar system and beyond for generations. But in popular culture, we have no sense of what space sounds like. And indeed, most people associate space with silence.

Sound: The Music of the Universe

Mark Ballora | Posted 02.23.2013 | TED Weekends
Mark Ballora

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoSince both our ears and eyes guide us in everyday life, shouldn't both senses also be useful for studying data sets?