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[NPR]Creating Sounds From Data Of The Large Hadron Collider.(AUDIO)

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http://www.npr.org/2011/01/02/132415...adron-collider
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She wondered what would happen if she used music composition software to turn data from the collider into sound. So she fed in a sample of the LHC data — three columns of numbers.

"So we'll map, for example, the first column of numbers, which may be a distance, to time," Asquith says. "And we may map the second column of numbers to pitch, and the third, perhaps, to volume."

What she got isn't quite music, but sounds that are more out of this world — bells, beeps and clangs.

It sounds haunting.
Like something you would hear in a horror movie.
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Because that's what it would sound like when Nazi's open the Ark of the Covenant!!! Pretty sure it would make that noise.
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Because that's what it would sound like when Nazi's open the Ark of the Covenant!!! Pretty sure it would make that noise.
Uh....

Yes?
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What she got isn't quite music, but sounds that are more out of this world — bells, beeps and clangs.
That's because she put them into a MIDI sequencer. Please note that Douglas Adams wrote about this for Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, proving that he really was ahead of his time.
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That's because she put them into a MIDI sequencer. Please note that Douglas Adams wrote about this for Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, proving that he really was ahead of his time.
I absolutely loved that book. Do you know of any more good books from him? Other than the hitchhikers series.
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The Salmon of Doubt was worth reading (it's a collection of his articles and letters), and you could try finding a copy of Starship Titanic, the video game he helped design.
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I was listening to some Boston then paused it to listen to this. Boston defiantly sounds way better than the LHC.
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Werd, there has been many things done like this. Cool stuff too.
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It sounds haunting.
Like something you would hear in a horror movie.
Haunting really is the perfect word. It's like a translation from another dimention.
    
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I thought this was a new Aphex Twin song...
    
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