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Unread 04-04-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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Worlds quietest room, 99.99% sound absorbent

Orfield Laboratories' anechoic chamber is the world's quietest place | Space, Military and Medicine | News.com.au

Nobody has lasted more than 45 minutes in there

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Unread 04-04-2012, 08:41 PM   #2
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That sounds awesome. I kind of want to know what my lungs sound like.

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Unless, of course, you have tinnitus :-(

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I wouldn't last 10 minutes. I'd go batshit.

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Unread 04-04-2012, 08:43 PM   #5
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It's so horrible you can only be in there for 45 mins, and you would have to sit cause its so disorienting?

I wonder if its that terrifying to go deaf

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Even cooler, they're using dumb-holes, kinda like this, to work on the latest theories for black holes.

It doesn't make sense to me to put astronauts in those though, if it's meant to be some sort of training. Train them for what..? Or perhaps they selected astronauts because of their training.

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Yeah, I'd probably kill myself. My tinnitus is acute but it already ....ing annoys me. I wish there was a cure or something.
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Unread 04-04-2012, 08:51 PM   #7
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Pretty cool. I'd love to go inside and see how silent it is.
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Unread 04-04-2012, 08:52 PM   #8
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It doesn't make sense to me to put astronauts in those though, if it's meant to be some sort of training. Train them for what..?
Maybe to recreate the overall sound of the vacuum of space? That's my best guess. As stated in the article I guess they wait for them to begin hallucinating and then see how well they can work through it.

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Astronauts never experience the soundlessness of space. On space walks they are in their suits, the suits have a contained atmosphere and about a dozen different fans spinning at high speeds.

That said, the guys at NASA are a lot smarter than an Aerospace Engineering student.
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Unread 04-04-2012, 11:25 PM   #10
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I really really really wanna Sit in that room.
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That would creep me the .... out.
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Unread 04-04-2012, 11:41 PM   #12
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My school has one of these ill have to check it out.
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That's exactly where I want to close mic my mesa cab.
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i wouldn't last 2 minutes in that room i would go insane, i HATE silence

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Actually most of us musicians would probably be driven crazy by the ear ringing more than the silence lol.

edit; factory and machine shop work don't help with the ear ringing either.
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Cool! Thanks for sharing, this is interesting
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I bet they taped a sign on the door:

"No, we're serious, really, nobody can hear you scream."
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Jesus christ that's awesome. The silence is deafening indeed. >_>

I wanna go in and see how long I can last. Prrrrobably not long.

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Anyone looking for a cool band name, consider anechoic. I didn't event know that was a word until now.

I'm not entirely sure I believe that the longest anyone had lasted was 45 minutes. Especially not of that record was set by a reporter there to cover the story.
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Sounds really cool... I would love to go in there and see how long i'd last!
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I'm not entirely sure I believe that the longest anyone had lasted was 45 minutes. Especially not of that record was set by a reporter there to cover the story.
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I've known it was a word forever, because I listen to grind.

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Standing in one is the weirdest feeling, to hear your internal sounds so clear is a bit disorientating to say the least. A couple of people had to leave due to nausea when we first got introduced to it at my uni.
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I will take that 45 minute challenge, and trip balls.


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I guess it's a bit scary to realise you're just flesh and guts, and to hear your inner workings reminds you that you're only an animal. Some people don't like having that bubble burst.
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