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Q & A: sound makes heat

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
Is it true then that if you shout in a room you are, if very slightly, able to raise the temperature of the room?
- Alex
New Jersey
A:
Sure, the sound energy goes somewhere. It gets lost in all the little thermal vibrations in the room, heating things up a tiny bit.
Mike W.

(published on 10/22/2007)

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