What's Up with Noises? The Science of Sound, Frequency, and Pitch [Video]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on August 26th, 2011

Why does one string on on an instrument sound different than another? How do we hear a melody over the acoustic din of day-to-day living? Watch this informative video to find out.

Vi Hart, a prolific science video maker, shares an entertaining video about the science of sound, frequency, and pitch; complete with stop-motion animation and an in-depth look at how sound is generated and perceived by the human ear.

What Is Up with Noises? [via Laughing Squid]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/26/11
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