Wednesday, 21 May 2008

forum - week 09 - of electronics and harmonics

.. these different musical styles ... affected the evaporation rate of distilled water...
From full beakers, 14 to 17 ml evaporated.. in the silent chambers, 20 to 25 ml..under the inflene of Bach, Shankar and jazz; but, with rock... 55 to 59 ml.
[142: Tompkins and Bird]

George E. Smith.... planted maize and soyabeans ... in two identical greenhouses, both kept precisely at the same level of temperature and humidity. In one...Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' 24 hours a that greenhouse sprouted earlier than those given the silent treatment.... their stems were thicker, tougher and greener.
[137: Tompkins and Bird]

In the early 1950’s, Dr T. C. N. Singh of the Department of Botany at Annamalai University, Madras, India, discovered under microscope that plant protoplasm was moving faster in the cell as a result of the sound produced by an electric tuning fork. This discovery led to his conclusion that sound must have some effect on the metabolic activities of the plant cell.

Tompkins, Peter and Bird, Christopher. 1974. Secret Life of Plants. Blackburn, Victoria: Penguin Press.

SINGH, T. C. N., On the Effect of Music and Dance on Plants, Bihar Agricultural College Magazine, Volume 13, no. 1, 1962–1963:

1 comment:

Freddie said...

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