Last month’s news that the Inchindown oil storage tanks in Scotland have entered the record books as the man-made structure with the longest echo – a resonating 112 seconds – is very largely due to the author of this book. Cox, a professor of acoustic engineering at the University of Salford, embarked on a quest to find not only the longest echo (or more correctly, reverberation) in the world, but also the noisiest, the quietest and even the most musical places around the globe.
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Tuesday 12 November 2013
Taylor Swift announced as headline act in the world's biggest fashion show
Saturday 09 November 2013
The man who pays his way
Friday 08 November 2013
'Biggest advertising event of the year' makes debut in X Factor break on Saturday
Tuesday 05 November 2013
London label Meadham Kirchhoff has created a covetable collection of silk scarves for Amazon. Get clicking, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Thursday 31 October 2013
There is a certain undeniable theatrical element to wearing a cape; the exact amount of swashbuckling, however, is entirely up to the wearer, says Emma Akbareian
Wednesday 30 October 2013
Banana Republic has come a long way from its adventurewear origins, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Tuesday 29 October 2013
A liberal sprinkling of rhinestones and crystals adds a welcome touch of sparkle to everyday life, says Kate Rose Morris
Friday 11 October 2013
If you go to the cinema this weekend and see a race-against-time tale about saving a lush natural paradise from the rapacious greed of an oil-drilling company, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stumbled into an advance showing of the Avatar sequel.
Thursday 10 October 2013
A woollen coat may look smart, but when winter arrives a parka will be essential kit for the daily commute, says Lee Holmes
Thursday 03 October 2013
On the menu: chawanmushi; Peanut Hottie; Keevil and Keevil butchers; Camberwell Love
Monday 30 September 2013
The explorer and climate change campaigner Parker Liautaud puts most other 19-year-olds to shame.
Monday 30 September 2013
'The Faces of Facebook' also lists users by chronological order, and guess who's number one...
The honeymoon is over: Jacques Henri Lartigue's intimate photographs reveal the truth behind his troubled marriage
Sunday 29 September 2013
As a new London exhibition will reveal, the famed French photographer's shots of his bohemian socialite wife lay bare the underlying truths of their tumultuous relationship
Ian Herbert: The injured cyclist, Stoke midfielder Steven Nzonzi and football’s us-and-them attitude
Friday 20 September 2013
Sport Matters: An expression of regret would have been good to hear
Thursday 19 September 2013
Year that hit rock bottom with coach Geoff Cook's heart attack ends in stirring Durham title win
The Independent's live blog of today's Premier League action
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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