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Physics behind teakettle whistle could lead to a quieter world

By Eileen De Guire / November 19, 2013

Engineering researchers at England’s University of Cambridge have studied the fluid dynamics of the steam teakettle and revealed a two-mechanism process of sound production. This breakthrough in breakfast musings can also be applied to wayward whistles, such as annoying plumbing pipe noises. (Credit: AIP Publishing.) I still remember all the words of the song Mrs.…

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