Andreas Bick offers a recording of the sound of ice on a frozen lake. Make sure you go through the entire recording:
Due to the changes in temperature, the hours of morning and evening are usually the best times to hear these sounds. In my experience, thin ice is especially interesting for acoustic phenomena; it is more elastic and sounds are propagated better across the surface.
VIEWING THE DAMAGE: Wired discusses the use of satellites to assess the damage in Haiti:
These new satellite images released Wednesday by Google and GeoEye show the devastation from above, giving a new view of the severity of this disaster. We’ve posted some of the images here. You can also scan the entire city with Google Earth as well.
SIMPSONS’ BEST: I haven’t seen much of the Simpsons over their 20 years history, but for those who have, check out this list of the best moments.