Short Bytes: A new chamber in the Building 87 in Redmond, is the new quietest place on Earth. But why did Microsoft build this? Read more to know the whole story.
A new chamber in the Building 87 in Redmond, is world’s new quietest place. This is an anechoic chamber, i.e. a room that doesn’t allow echoes.
This anechoic chamber currently holds the record of achieving a -20.6 dbA sound level, which is a lot more than the previous record of -13dbA.
“We are the edge of what is the limit of physics in that sense. We have exercised attention to every detail as much as we can. These labs are about creating a rock solid acoustically-controlled environment,” Microsoft researchers explain.
The sound level of -20.6dbA is much closer to the complete emptiness of sound as per the Brownian motion that records a level of -23dbA.
Why did Microsoft create this quietest place on Earth?
Many of you would be wondering that Microsoft is a multi-billion dollar company and they created something cool, just for the heck of it. But, this isn’t the case.
The software giant tests the noise generated by its devices like the Surface tablet and use the precise sound measurements in the future.
BY· OCTOBER 2, 2015
Courtesy : fossbytes