10,000 pounds. Nine megatons. 600 Hiroshimas. The B53 atomic bomb could have annihilated millions in a blink…but it couldn’t survive the Obama administration’s zeal for nuclear disarmament. Full story of the civilization killer’s retirement, with pics and video, here.
“Audio sonification of the incredible seismic activity off the coast of Honshu, Japan - Friday March 11th. Tectonic is a realtime seismic analysis and sound synthesis system. Sound is created in realtime by earthquakes as they occur across the globe. A tightly integrated system between Max/MSP, Google Earth and Symbolic Sound’s Kyma processes earthquake data that is translated into sound synthesis parameters.”
The harmonic, rhythmic shifts are especially haunting/scary at 1:20, 1:50, 3:00, and 5:20.