#1 By: Rob Beschizza, September 16th, 2013 09:40
#2 By: Maneki, September 16th, 2013 10:06
The acoustic mirrors in the picture (clearly) aren't radar, but what's cool is that because they rely on structural reflection and human hearing they are as functional now as they were when they were built. It makes me want to go and try them out!
#3 By: Mandar Harshe, September 16th, 2013 10:51
These places make for great photo opportunities. I got this pic at Taufelsberg a couple of months ago.
#4 By: Israel B, September 16th, 2013 10:56
#5 By: John Fleming, September 16th, 2013 11:14
Until I saw this post, I fantasized about living in an abandoned missile silo. Now I want to live in an abandoned acoustic mirror.
#6 By: Jon Konrath, September 16th, 2013 12:46
No Safeguard site from North Dakota? (http://srmsc.org)
#7 By: Doug Cowan, September 16th, 2013 13:20
They open them once a year, we went last time and they really are fantastic. The long curved wall acts as a whispering gallery, you can hear everything said by anyone near it.
The sound mirrors are near Dungeness on the south coast of Kent
#8 By: Mark_Crummett, September 16th, 2013 14:26
#9 By: James Race, September 16th, 2013 14:48
The St. Louis Science Center has a much smaller pair of acoustic mirrors set up as a sort of whispering gallery, outside the old Planetarium building (or at least they did last time I was there).
I just happened to be walking past one when a child with a very clear, shrill voice yelled into the other. "Painfully loud" would be an understatement; I was worried about hearing damage for a while there.
#10 By: Mister44, September 16th, 2013 21:38
These were featured in The Prodigy's video for Invaders Must Die.
Sharp eyed viewers will notice the guy in the video played Mikey on Doctor Who.
#11 By: precocious mouse, September 17th, 2013 04:34
Reminds me I should go back and listen to 'Ghost Shells' by disinformation. Maybe I can get away with playing it in the office
#12 By: Jardine, September 17th, 2013 16:42
You mean Mickey?
He was in Star Trek Into Darkness too.
#13 By: Mister44, September 17th, 2013 20:26
Oops - yes Micky. And haven't seen the new Star Trek yet - no spoilers!
#14 By: Jardine, September 17th, 2013 20:28
He kills a ton of Cyberme...Borg.
#15 By: Rob Beschizza, September 21st, 2013 09:40
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