Video: What Does Sound Look Like?

  • · 4890 Views 
  • · Posted 49 months Ago
  •  BY Staff

NPR have produced this short video to demonstrate a clever photographic trick which enables you to actually see sound waves. The technique, invented in the mid-nineteenth century by German physicist August Toepler, is called Schlieren Flow Visualization. It enables scientists and engineers to see things that are normally invisible. Watch the video above for a full explanation of how the technique works and to see sound waves made by clapping, a towel snapping, an AK-47 firing and more.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Want more news like this? Receive our daily newsletter:
Source: NPR
Tags: sound waves, npr,
Shop the HUH. Store Winter Sale