Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mozart for microbes

A German sewage plant is piping Mozart into its treatment operation. "[V]ibrations of the music . . . penetrate everything – including the water, the sewage and the cells. It creates a certain resonance that stimulates the microbes and helps them to work better. We're still in the test phase, but I've already noticed that the sewage breakdown is more efficient," Anton Stucki, the plant's chief operator, tells The Guardian's Kate Connolly:

Imagine what Scriabin might do for them.