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Meeting the Minds

The internal 'orchestra' of the earth

John Bullitt playfully demonstrates how he listens to the sound of objects. John Bullitt playfully demonstrates how he listens to the sound of objects. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
By Billy Baker
Globe Correspondent / January 21, 2008

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Back in the '80s, when he was a seismologist doing research at MIT, John Bullitt tinkered in his spare time with recordings of the earth's internal vibrations, trying to write computer programs that would speed up the data and turn it into sound. (Full article: 780 words)

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