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singing sand

[′siŋ·iŋ ¦sand]
(geology)
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Today, check out Soundwalk Collective, recordings from the Rub Al Khali desert featuring an acoustic phenomenon known as the 'Singing Sand' -- a sand that produces sound.
Assistant keeper of geology Sylvia Humphrey at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle with a bag of 'singing sand'
Offering something for everyone, Doha is a destination for architecture lovers with the world-famous iconic Museum of Islamic Art, adventurous visitors with the Inland Sea and Singing Sand Dunes, art lovers with Arab Museum of Modern Art, Al Riwaq Gallery or Richard Serra's West-East sculpture in the Zekreet Desert, or those who like to have five star culinary experiences with Michelin Star restaurants such as Nobu and Hakkasan.
In California's Mojave Desert, sand dunes are said to "sing." (Though Cox in his brief visit is unable to hear that particular symphony; singing sand dunes depend on many conditions coming together, like temperature, humidity, air movements.)
The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World is a recommendation for any who want a lively survey of sound in both its physical scientific enactment and as it's experienced by humans, and it offers a unique focus on the world's 'most unexpected sounds', from the longest echo in a hidden cave in Scotland to the singing sand dunes of California.
Recalling his experience during the expo, he added, "I loved setting up the exhibition on the top of the singing sand dunes.
As does a trip to the Singing Sand Dunes, some 40km south-west of Doha where the wind blowing along the sand produces an eerie hum.
Readers also learn about barking and singing sand, fossils, vegetation, hot dogs, drumsticks and broken spits.
It was "singing sand,' said the brochure, and if you put your ear to a small mound as it settled and ran, you would hear its song.
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AYR: 12.0 Cardiff Arms, 12.30 Diceman, 1.0 Billy Nomaite, 1.30 Amarettoforanna, 2.5 Singing Sand, 2.40 Knockdoo, 3.15 Jack Be Smart, 3.50 The Bajan Bandit.