11 Sep '12, 4pm

This is what air pollution sounds like

This is what air pollution sounds like

Photo by Francesco di Bellinzona . One of the terrifying qualities of modern pollution is that you can’t always see it. In old pictures of industrial cities , the pollution was disgustingly apparent. But today, pollution is often invisible, even though it’s no less dangerous. Aaron Reuben and Gabriel Isaacman have come up with a way for people to feel pollution more viscerally: They’ve made it audible. At the Atlantic , they explain how they worked that magic: We created sounds from air samples (atmospheric particulate matter collected on filters) by first using gas chromatography to separate the thousands of compounds in the air (try it with markers at home ) and then using mass spectrometry, which gives us a unique “spectrum” for chemicals based on their structure, to identify the compounds and assign them tones. Some compounds end up sounding clear and distinct, while o...

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