Want to hear just the B from the Bang, try bursting a balloon in an anechoic chamber.
Around the world, tranquility is gradually disappearing as man-made sounds, especially noise from planes and cars, increasingly encroach on quiet places. There’s a lot of interest in tranquility at the moment from campaign groups, governments and researchers (e.g. ). The fear is that unless we identify tranquil places and try to preserve them, they will…