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This winter solstice we take on a cold case: what’s the physics behind the strange twanging of frozen lakes? Turns out it's the same physics that gave us the iconic Star Wars blaster sound.
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Produced by Ryan Kellman and Adam Cole
Senior Editor: Alison Richards
Supervising Editor: Anne Gudenkauf
Thanks to Cory and Kristen at LiveEachDay for the question:
Thanks to Rick Aster for the sound of icebergs colliding (sped up by a factor of 100):
Thanks to Terje Isungset for a chance to share his Ice Music:
Thanks to Andreas Bick for his amazing recording of a singing lake:
Thanks to Dave Kolesar at WFED for giving us access to a radio tower.
Music credit: Funny Sweater by Jonathan Elias and Sarah Trevino
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