Worlds quietest room, 99.99% sound absorbent

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  1. metal_sam14

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    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

    Crazy, thought a few of you might be interested.
     
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    Necris Bonitis.

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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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    Chickenhawk A Bad Idea Contributor

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

    <-- Has tinnitus.
     
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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 fucking annoys me. I wish there was a cure or something. :(
     
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    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Pretty cool. I'd love to go inside and see how silent it is. :yesway:
     
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    Necris Bonitis.

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    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. :lol:
     
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    I really really really wanna Sit in that room.
     
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    Rick ALL HAIL DJOD Forum MVP

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    That would creep me the fuck out.
     
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    highlordmugfug themuthaphukkindeath

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    I want one. :(
     
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    Lirtle SS.org Regular

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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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    Origin Rainbow In The Dark

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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. :lol:
     
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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. :scratch:
    Cool thing, though.
     
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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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