Jun 18, 2013

Otherness | Misc. Projects of the Week

Otherness this week is:

RADIO ANECHOIC CHAMBER 
by DTU-ESA
research facility mainly used to test antennas; the blue chamber minimizes any reflections of microwaves and the large foam spikes scattered around the space are filled with carbon and iron to absorb radio waves

photo via Alastair Philip Wiper
SOUND IN SAND 
this experiment is based on the chiadni plate where a violin bow was first used along the edge of a glass plate covered with sand to create visualizations of sound; the plate is divided into regions vibrating in opposite directions, bounded by lines of zero vibration called nodal lines

PROJECT LOON
by Google
the launch of numerous balloons into the stratosphere, in altitudes higher than those of commercial planes, that provide internet access to the people on the ground via a special antenna attached to the buildings below; the internet signal bounces from balloon to balloon and then back to earth


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