Since the 4th of July parade and fireworks were cancelled in my town in the wake of a powerful storm that rolled through last Sunday, causing major damage, Intern Bruce threw together a presentation to cheer me up! (Who knew the librarian's Action Hero would have a flair for Powerpoint?)
Did you realize that you can still hear remnants of the Big Bang using an old radio or television set? (No, I'm not talking about the CBS sit-com about the physics geeks.)
Here's an amazing science factoid: if you turn any old radio or TV dial in between assigned broadcast stations, a small percentage of that white noise you hear is the sound of the Big Bang, left over from the moment the Universe was created (as theoretical physics posits).
Here's a cool video that explains the process for non-physicists:
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