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Breaking a glass with sound

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From Dara Ó Briain’s Science Club, watch as Professor Mark Miodownik finds the resonant frequency of a wine glass, as indicated by the small vibrating slip of paper balancing on the edge. When he cranks up the volume, the glass oscillates so strongly that… crack!!

Here’s another example from USC’s Department of Physics and Astronomy:

Watch more vibrations, more frequencies, some fun with Chladni Patterns, glass harps, and more with Dara Ó Briain: What is a comet made of?

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