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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Sunday 30 June 2013
As the 25th anniversary approaches, James Robertson is the first British novelist to tackle the Pan Am Flight 103 terrorist outrage
Friday 28 June 2013
Is there a cooler architect in Britain than Hugh Broughton? Cooler, as in designing Antarctic bases capable of withstanding temperatures of minus 55C and winds that surge to 100mph, and keeping researchers comfortable for the nine months of the year that they are marooned at their research bases without any prospect of flying or shipping out.
Friday 28 June 2013
Stop worrying about buying the latest smartphone, says Eleanor Doughty. You're only going to lose it...
Monday 17 June 2013
Temperatures will reach a high of 26C today and could hit 30C tomorrow
Friday 14 June 2013
The White Queen
Monday 10 June 2013
New versions to be released on September 3rd, RRP of £49.99
Friday 07 June 2013
The great chronicler of East Anglian life returns to an era of hope and harmony
Saturday 01 June 2013
Like father, like son, like motorcar
Friday 24 May 2013
Italian Vincenzo Nibali is the overall leader of the race
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Energy giant SSE pocketed a 28 per cent profits boost as UK households turned up their heating to keep out the bitter winter weather.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
The Archers' outgoing editor Vanessa Whitburn has denied that the drama has been competing with soaps such as EastEnders for sensational storylines.
Monday 20 May 2013
A British skier has died after plunging more than 3,000 feet while tackling a famous off piste glacier in the French Alps.
Sunday 19 May 2013
Saturday 18 May 2013
The Liability (95 mins, 15)
Wednesday 15 May 2013
The 'fairly unusual' weather for May left thousands without power and winds of 65mph
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds