Alexander Graham Bell designed the telephone, as he did not know German and misconstructed Helmholtz's diagram for the Helmholtz resonator. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
Sea shells sound 'like the ocean' because they act as resonators - you are actually hearing "the ambient noise that's being produced all around and inside you, which you normally don't hear or pay attention to because it's too quiet." mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Crystals can conduct and energy through the piezoelectric principle, and that crystal generators and resonators already have patents pending for the technology citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/vie…
Most clocks in today's world keep time with quartz (the rock); quartz also functioned as a resonator in early phonographs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qua…
In addition to his thirteen solo recordings, resonator guitar player Jerry Douglas has played on more than 1,600 albums, with artists as diverse as Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Phish, Dolly Parton, Paul Simon, Mumford & Sons, Keb' Mo', Ricky Skaggs, Elvis Costello, and Johnny Mathis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
Microwave ovens DON’T heat food using the β€œresonant frequency” of water. They work by causing polar molecules (water is one, and so are some fats) to rotate back and forth quickly in an oscillating electromagnetic field, producing molecular vibrations (heat). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die…
Through magnetic imaging resonance you can determine the intentions of another person before they make an action. Real world Minority Report theguardian.com/science/2…
A dead fish can swim upstream when its body resonates with oncoming vortices. researchgate.net/publicat…
Old physics textbooks are wrong about the Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse. It wasn't due to resonance, but aeroelastic flutter seattletimes.com/seattle-…
The Human eyeball has a resonant frequency of 18Hz and may explain some ghost sightings en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inf…
The Earth has what can poetically called it's "Heartbeat". Lightning flashes set up the resonance pattern that surrounds Earth.After bouncing off the ionosphere, the electromagnetic waves from a single lightning burst interact with and amplify other waves,setting up the Schumann Resonance. alltecglobal.com/articles…
Today I learned about Vic Tandy, an engineer who established a connection between supposed paranormal activity and infrasound frequency (~19Hz), which is below the range of human hearing and also roughly the resonant frequency of our eyeballs, causing some people to 'see' things that aren't there. gizmodo.com/some-ghosts-m…
Avatar The Last Airbender received a Genesis Award from HSUS in the category Outstanding Children's Programming for "Appa's Lost Days" (2x16). It was described as "a mythical tale about animals held captive for human entertainment that resonates with the way animals are used in circuses today". avatarspirit.net/news.php…
The history of the Dobro. It was made in California, by Slovak brothers (Dopyera) to help resonate tones in Hawaiian music. It is now most familiar in blues, bluegrass, and country music. The word β€œdobro” is both an amalgam of DOpyera BROs and a Slovak word meaning β€œgood”. americanhistory.si.edu/co…
A 39 story building in Seoul was evacuated after tremors were felt on the top floors. Instead of an earthquake, it was found that an exercise class on the 12th floor was playing Snap!'s "The Power", which happened to match the building's resonant frequency and caused it to violently shake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tec…
Helium changes the sound of your voice because the speed of sound travels faster through the lighter material, so the resonances occur at higher frequencies. However, the flesh in your vocal folds still vibrates at the same frequency. animations.physics.unsw.e…
Today I learned of the Proton Magnetometer. It uses the principle of Earth's field nuclear magnetic resonance (EFNMR) to measure very small variations in the Earth's magnetic field, allowing ferrous objects on land and at sea to be detected. It is used in archaeology and in the locating of wrecked ships/subs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
The musical, Fiddler on the roof, is one of the most popular American musicals in Japan. This is due to its themes heavily resonating with the country; generational conflict, especially among fathers and daughters, whether or not to hold onto tradition or let go of it, and the urgency of change. tabletmag.com/scroll/2526…
Nikola Tesla was only 35 years old when he patented the Tesla Coil and became an American citizen the same year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nik…
MRI is actually NMRI - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Nuclear is dropped because people would be less likely to trust the technology. mriquestions.com/mr-vs-mr…
Microwave ovens do not heat food by operating at a special resonance of water molecules. Instead, in a phenomenon known as dielectric heating, molecules in food rotate as they try to align themselves with the alternating electric field, colliding with other molecules and heating the food. wtamu.edu/~cbaird/sq/2014…
A 240 decibel soundwave is enough to make your head resonate so much that it explodes popsci.com/technology/art…
Cars made in the 1950s often had a loud and resonant 'country horn', and a quieter, polite 'city horn' popularmechanics.com/cars…
In neuroscience, tractography is a 3D modeling technique used to visually represent nerve tracts using data collected by diffusion MRI. It uses special techniques of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computer-based diffusion MRI. Results are presented in 2D and 3D images called tractograms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
MRI was originally called NMRI (nuclear magnetic resonance imaging), but "nuclear" was dropped to avoid negative associations since there's actually no ionizing radiation involved. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
Ants can easily survive being microwaved due to having a large body surface area to volume ratio and an ability to position themselves in between microwaves beams due to their small size. independent.co.uk/environ…
Military units break step when marching over bridges to avoid causing a resonate wave that could collapse the structure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
When undergoing MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) protons in the scanning area all align under the force of the strong magnetic field. For perspective this means at least 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (10^25) protons are aligned and ready tor imaging ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Wireless phone chargers use resonant inductive coupling which Tesla tried to use to provide free wireless electricity and may be used to create roads that can charge electric cars en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Res…
The reason why we hate the recorded sound of our voice is because our skull changes the resonance of our voice from within and creates more bass. When we hear a digital recording of our voice, although slightly unfamiliar to ourselves, it's exactly how other people hear it. youtube.com/watch?v=8GtxZ…
MRI was originally called NMRI (nuclear magnetic resonance imaging), but the use of 'nuclear' in the acronym was dropped to avoid negative associations with the word en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
Humans actually resonate with bass music. researchgate.net/figure/T…
The difference between MRI and CT Scan: CT scans and MRIs are both used to capture images within your body. The biggest difference is that MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) use radio waves andCT (computed tomography) scans use X-rays. healthline.com/health/ct-…
Pluto is often referred to as a "double planet" Its primary moon Charon (funnily enough pronounced Kar-en), is almost half the size of Pluto...yet exerts such an impact on Pluto that they actually orbit each other. solarsystem.nasa.gov/moon…
Finding horse skulls under wooden floorboards in Ireland is common, and which are sometimes packed with coins: other than protecting from spirits, it allowed better acoustics and resonance in the room above, notably for dancing. daily.jstor.org/the-horse…
Rudolf Mößbauer, age 32, won the 1961 Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery of the Mößbauer effect named after him. During the Cold War he was one of the first to organize Seminars with Soviet physicists, long before this became feasible for US colleagues accademiascienze.va/conte…
There is a specific frequency (18.98 Hz) that will cause your eyeball to resonate creating false hallucinations of ghosts. nerdist.com/spooky-scienc…
The reason most prices end in .99 is because of psychological pricing. Since we read from left to right, the first digit of a price resonates with us most; $1.99 items are associated more with spending $1 than $2. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psy…
A helicopter can self-destruct while landed, due to a phenomenon called "Ground Resonance". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro…
String instruments often have a "wolf tone" where the resonance of a certain note creates a conflict between the vibrating string and and the body of the instrument. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wol…
In the 1960s the CIA developed Tagboard, a supersonic resonance drone launched from the back of the M-21 (SR-71 predecessor) at Mach 3. It carried a high-resolution camera over a preprogrammed path, then released the film for mid-air retrieval, after which the drone would self-destruct. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loc…
Rockets meant to gently readjust the orbit of the ISS once caused the Station to "shake back and forth vigorously", due to resonant frequencies nbcnews.com/id/28998876/#…
The word "nuclear" was dropped from "nuclear magnetic resonance imaging" out of concern of anti-nuclear sentiments. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mri
What causes that thudding noise while driving fast with the rear windows open and what it's called; the "Helmholtz resonance". jalopnik.com/why-do-sligh…
The official definition of a second is 9,192,631,770 cycles of the Cesium atoms resonant frequency, and the NIST-F1 cesium atomic clock can produce a frequency so precise that its time error per day is about 0.03 nanoseconds, meaning the clock would lose one second in 100 million years livescience.com/32660-how…
Certain frequencies of infrasound ~20 Hz can cause disruptions in human perception because they resonate the eyeball and cause hyperventilation. People have reported being haunted by "gray masses" that were later explained by the presence of low-frequency machinery. prosoundweb.com/article/p…
Having your heart broken will partially resonate in the part of the brain that responds to physical pain, so taking some Tylenol can actually help with heart break. center4research.org/healt…
74 soldiers marched across a bridge at the same rate of the bridges natural frequency (mechanical resonance). This eventually caused the bridge to collapse and ever since the incident, soldiers have been ordered to "break step" when crossing bridges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
Musicians need to "play-in" a violin to ease its harshness, before it's used in a performance. Musical vibrations alter the structure of cellulose molecules in the wood, and change the internal resonances of the body aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?…
Scientists have been developing a way to teach humans skills via functional magnetic resonance imaging, much in kind of the same way that Neo downloads skills in the movie "The Matrix" nsf.gov/news/news_summ.js…
People who are depressed actually see less colour. psychcentral.com/news/201…
The majority of creepy sounds that you hear in horror movies are made by a unique instrument called a waterphone. youtu.be/foSJstDFDfg
Bumblebees and some species of solitary bees use resonant vibration to gather pollen; they grab a flower and move their flight muscles rapidly, causing the pollen to dislodge en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buz…
T-Rex couldn't roar like most people think. Instead, it did something called closed-mouth vocalization, where it made these low-frequency booming sounds that could travel for miles. youtu.be/cpipaUfcnmM?t=14…
; Overtone singing is a type of singing in which the singer manipulates the resonances (or formants) created as air travels from the lungs, past the vocal folds, and out of the lips to produce a melody. Avi Kaplan from Pentatonix demonstrates in this video. Spooky. youtube.com/watch?v=2i61_…
Seashells do not reflect the sound of the blood in your ears, rather they amplify/resonate the sound of the environment around you. livescience.com/33041-why…
Earth's magnetic field that deflects solar wind and allow compasses to work, is actually about 100 times weaker than the magnet you probably have on your fridge and hundreds of thousands of times weaker than a medical magnetic resonance imaging. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ord…
Physicists working at SETI anticipate extraterrestrial contact at a frequency of 1420 MHz because that is the resonant frequency of a hydrogen atom npr.org/sections/krulwich…
Infrasound can make you experience a setting as haunted, and even cause you to see ghosts (the resonant frequency of the eye is 18Hz) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inf…
Ambient noise around you, not your pumping blood or "the ocean", is what causes the sound you hear in a conch shell, and that the Stepped Horn shape of the shell is why it resonates so loudly. science.howstuffworks.com…
Many ghost sightings can be explained by the presence of specific "infrasonic" signals - which resonate at the same frequency as the human eye - causing optical illusions. The frequency was found at several famous "haunted" locations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inf…
There are rocks that resonate like a bell when you strike them. davidhanauer.com/buckscou…
Soldiers stop marching in unison when crossing bridges so they don't collapse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
Tesla was right about transmitting power via Earth/Ionosphere resonance. But it wouldn't have been workable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
Psychologist James cantor used magnetic resonance imaging to examine the brains of male pedophiles and found they had a significant decrease in white matter in their brains compared to controlled subjects. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
A population of ancient humans constructed underground resonant chambers for mystic rituals that that altered the psychologic state of their followers phys.org/wire-news/164386…
Ghosts are a product of the eyes vibrating at their resonant frequency. reddit.com/r/skeptic/comm…
Hydraulic pressure resonance suppressors used in airplanes were developed by Bill Nye. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Because alpha waves in the human brain and the electrical resonance of the Earth function on the same frequency (between 6-8 hertz), we could control that resonant system electronically, controlling the mental system of humans. Nikola Tesla discovered this possibility. youtube.com/watch?v=4VwCw…
Nikola Tesla created an artificial earthquake in Manhattan by reaching the resonant frequency of his building through an "earthquake machine," which was a simple piston suspended in a cylinder. excludedmiddle.com/earthq…
The two most resonant lines from Rudyard Kipling's "If--" are written above the players' entrance to the Centre Court at Wimbledon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If%…
Bodily resonance illusions can reduce unconscious biases and prejudice youarenotsosmart.com/2015…
There is an exact 2:3 ratio between the orbital periods of Neptune and Pluto, resulting in orbital resonance, the tones of which were believed by Pythagoras to reflect the quality of life on Earth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orb…
A resonant vocal tuning allows a singer to create apparently more than one pitch at the same time (the fundamental and a selected overtone), while in effect still generating a single fundamental frequency with his/her vocal folds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ove…
Dancing at a Madness concert in 1992 created resonance that, amplified by nearby apartment blocks, caused many to believe an earthquake was occurring in London. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
Royal Rife reinvented the microscope which could observe microbes which previous microscopes couldn't. Rife also reported that a 'beam ray' device of his invention could weaken or destroy the pathogens by energetically exciting destructive resonances in their constituent chemicals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
The United States officially keeps time by defining a second as how long it takes an atom of cesium to resonate light 9 billion times. nist.gov/pml/div688/grp50…
Despite crossing the latter's orbit, Pluto actually comes much closer to Uranus than Neptune. Due to resonance and the way it's inclined, Pluto can only get as close as 17 AU away from Neptune, compared to 11 AU to Uranus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plu…
Because Pluto’s orbit is so elliptical, it is actually closer to the sun than Neptune for 20 years every 248 years jpl.nasa.gov/releases/99/…
It's physically possible for humans to break wine glasses with their voice without amplification scientificamerican.com/ar…
Obama's mother made him listen to MLK's 'I have a dream" speech every morning in Indonesia to keep his english "strong and resonant" jamaicaobserver.com/colum…
The buzzing sound made by bumble bees is actually made by the bee vibrating its flight muscles at their resonant frequency buzzle.com/articles/bumbl…
The Tacoma Narrows Bridge did NOT collapse due to resonance but from aeroelastic flutter youtu.be/6ai2QFxStxo
The Tacoma Narrows Bridge did not collapse because the wind resonated with it. It was actually due to a process called aeroelastic flutter. youtube.com/watch?v=6ai2Q…
Because of a phenomenon called 'Gravitational Resonance', for an observer on Mercury, a day is longer than a year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mer…
While Pluto at times will be closer to the Sun than Neptune, Neptune hasn't ejected Pluto since it has a 2:3 orbital resonance with it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orb…
A 39-storey malled called β€œTechno-Mart” in Seoul shook violently and was evacuated for two days after 23 people performed Tae Bo to β€œ(I Got) The Power” causing mechanical resonance through the building. koreatimes.co.kr/www/news…
Microwaves do not work by interacting with the resonance frequencies of water, rather, they work according to the much more general principle of dielectric heating en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die…
Yamaha collaborated to produce a device that can be attached to everyday objects and turn them into musical instruments using resonance. vimeo.com/28734770
Soviet chemists declared the resonance forms of a molecule were incompatible with Marxist theory and should not be used. thestandinginvitation.wor…
The Wacom tablet pen uses electromagnetic resonance technology. This eliminates the need for a battery. wacom-components.com/engl…
There's a flower that only releases it's pollen to a certain bee which wings resonate at a special frequency. youtu.be/N72KFpvIiss
There's an asteroid 5 kilometers in diameter (3.1 miles) that orbits the Sun, it's close to the Earth and it's in 1:1 orbital resonance with Earth. Its year has 364 days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/375…
There is a type of flute played with the nose forming tones with the mouth as the resonance chamber. youtube.com/watch?v=M5CLb…
Recommended travelling speeds on ice road are under 25 km/h (16 mph) or between 40–70 km/h (25–43 mph). It is advised to avoid the range of 25 and 40 km/h (16 and 25 mph) due to danger of creating resonance in the ice layer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
Cross-polarization, a nuclear magnetic resonance technique, was originally known as Proton Enhanced Nuclear Induction Spectroscopy. PENIS, for short. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…

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