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Old 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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"When it's quiet, ears will adapt. The quieter the room, the more things you hear. You'll hear your heart beating, sometimes you can hear your lungs, hear your stomach gurgling loudly.
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Old 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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Old 04-04-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
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Unless, of course, you have tinnitus :-(

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Old 04-04-2012, 08:42 PM   #4
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I wouldn't last 10 minutes. I'd go bat.....

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Old 04-04-2012, 08:44 PM   #5
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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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Old 04-04-2012, 08:51 PM   #6
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Pretty cool. I'd love to go inside and see how silent it is.

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Old 04-04-2012, 08:52 PM   #7
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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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Old 04-04-2012, 08:55 PM   #8
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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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Old 04-04-2012, 11:25 PM   #9
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I really really really wanna Sit in that room.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:30 PM   #10
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That would creep me the .... out.



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Old 04-04-2012, 11:41 PM   #11
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:43 PM   #12
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My school has one of these ill have to check it out.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:49 PM   #13
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That's exactly where I want to close mic my mesa cab.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:51 PM   #14
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i wouldn't last 2 minutes in that room i would go insane, i HATE silence

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Old 04-05-2012, 12:01 AM   #15
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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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Old 04-05-2012, 12:11 AM   #16
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Cool! Thanks for sharing, this is interesting
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:39 AM   #17
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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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Old 04-05-2012, 12:45 AM   #18
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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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Old 04-05-2012, 12:54 AM   #19
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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.
Cool thing, though.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:53 AM   #20
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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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Old 04-05-2012, 02:53 AM   #21
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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.
Cool thing, though.
I've known it was a word forever, because I listen to grind.

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:13 AM   #22
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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.

The mirror which flatters not....
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:27 AM   #23
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I will take that 45 minute challenge, and trip balls.


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Old 04-05-2012, 08:29 AM   #24
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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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Old 04-05-2012, 08:35 AM   #25
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I think I'd do okay... maybe. I've always wanted to stop listening to everything else, and short of buying noise-cancelling headphones, I've never attempted it. Maybe it's a sign.

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