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How Science Works: Bad Vibes

Produced by Teachers TV, in this video, acoustic engineer Professor Trevor Cox describes a far-reaching internet experiment to discover the worst sound in the world. The video is an interesting way to show how science works.

To make his experiment fair, he developed an easily accessible website and randomised the order in which the sounds were played. The experiment made news headlines around the world and also demonstrated a new way of conducting acoustic research over the internet.

Watch the video to find out what is the worst sound in the world.

A connected programme, Using Bad Vibes in the Classroom, shows how this video has been used in a lesson about sound and how science works.

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