The Giant Art That Keeps Planes Quiet


  1. Tom Scott

    Tom Scott22 dias atrás

    I got really lucky with the weather and really unlucky with the direction the planes were going.

  2. ArthursHD

    ArthursHD17 dias atrás

    Why not grow berries or something else low laying to further reduce the noise?

  3. Samuel Sleath

    Samuel Sleath17 dias atrás

    It would be great if you could make a video about Reykjavik's geothermal heated pavements

  4. Ilhan Babacan

    Ilhan Babacan17 dias atrás

    You were over here for the couple of days it wasn't bloody raining

  5. David Dennis

    David Dennis19 dias atrás

    My hearing is reduced in my right ear by ~90dB at 200Hz. This makes perception of anything in 3D space almost impossible. The unexpected result is I can no longer isolate a conversation out of ambient noise. I’ve lost this ability to cancel out noise sources. It is most frustrating.

  6. Mad ManXBL

    Mad ManXBL19 dias atrás

    Some say this is the highest point in the Netherlands

  7. NOMADdaf

    NOMADdaf7 horas atrás

    I see how it works, but I fail to see the art in it.

  8. Brandon N

    Brandon N17 horas atrás

    My brain does not filter out background noise so well and it sucks

  9. D0wnshift

    D0wnshiftDia atrás

    As a kid, we moved into a nice house under the approach lane of an airport. It was annoying for maybe a month, multiple airplanes an hour overhead. But after a while we never noticed it anymore.

  10. Chris G

    Chris GDia atrás

    This video is now pure evil with 666k views 😇

  11. Al Guien

    Al GuienDia atrás

    I wanted to see a decibel meter!

  12. damienmarktaylor

    damienmarktaylorDia atrás

    I walk my dog here twice a day, it actually serves as a dog park, great to see it included in your videos, its quite unique, i love the place.

  13. Random Citizen

    Random CitizenDia atrás

    Yay! 2 million subs!!! Congrats, Tom, you're awesome!

  14. B4KU

    B4KU4 dias atrás

    Damn, i live there and up to day i didn't know why the land shaped so weirdly. Thanks!

  15. ghostpeyton

    ghostpeyton5 dias atrás

    Tom can you recreate the 2 drums and a cymbal fall off of a cliff with all of your good quality

  16. bigmike1ak

    bigmike1ak6 dias atrás

    Wouldn’t it work better with some trees or bushes planted on the top of some of those rows?

  17. Elvis Bisanovic

    Elvis Bisanovic6 dias atrás

    Congratulations on 2 Million subs, Tom!

  18. zJoriz

    zJoriz6 dias atrás

    Didn't know that either. You keep finding interesting stuff about my own country I never heard of. Bravo

  19. falconseye97

    falconseye977 dias atrás

    God damn, I love these videos.

  20. Stephen Hugh Cook

    Stephen Hugh Cook7 dias atrás

    "You know what's great? Hearing. It's like all these waves enter your head an' you know what it is and where it came from. MENTAL!

  21. grimm auld

    grimm auld8 dias atrás

    Congrats for your very recent 2mil

  22. Joshua Sweetvale

    Joshua Sweetvale8 dias atrás

    I used to live just a few miles from here. The sound of jets is home to me.

  23. Venus Kogane

    Venus Kogane8 dias atrás

    Yes yes... Science words...

  24. Clio Stronk

    Clio Stronk8 dias atrás

    I remember this! I grew up in that area, but we lived in a so-called green zone with far less noise (hardly any to be honest). The area in question, Vrijschot-Noord in the town Hoofddorp, is a very posh neighbourhood with some of the most expensive houses in the region. Which explains why it became a priority to fix it. Those people had money, power and patience (and were angry and sleep deprived). I am not so sure if they had searched this hard for a solution if it had been the worker bees of Schiphol who were jet-engined out of their beds instead of the higher management. Fun times

  25. Dr. Pancakes

    Dr. Pancakes9 dias atrás

    I read the title as "The giant art that keeps the planet quiet" and I was like wait so is this landscaping job really important

  26. Luke Hernandez

    Luke Hernandez9 dias atrás

    Congrats on 2 mil!

  27. D4nny

    D4nny9 dias atrás

    Rather than being the same wavelength, wouldn't they be an odd number of half wavelengths, or in other terms, (2n+1)/2 lambda? Because this way, destructive interference would occur. This is what I was taught anyway.

  28. Josh Denis

    Josh Denis9 dias atrás

    I would love to see you have james may on for game garage. To the power of suggestion! Cheers.

  29. Miquel

    Miquel10 dias atrás

    1:10 ehm i dont get that with wavelenghts? few centimeters that is frequency of few GHz and 10 or 20meters ?? Thats 28MHz or 14MHz . wavelenghts of audio are much longer than this ( few kilometers actually )

  30. Dog Residue

    Dog Residue10 dias atrás

    i have auditory processing disorder, that filtering job is very, VERY hard for my brain to do. it amazes me that other people can pull it off so effortlessly

  31. Dutch viewer NL

    Dutch viewer NL10 dias atrás

    Please go to the Marker Wadden

  32. Hankorama

    Hankorama11 dias atrás

    Is this like crop circles, except 'way different?

  33. ACE Place

    ACE Place11 dias atrás

    :22 LOOK OUT FOR THE TRENCH..... oh

  34. Floris

    Floris11 dias atrás

    The Dutch again? 😁

  35. diddy_dante

    diddy_dante12 dias atrás

    I live in Amsterdam and I immediately recognized the landscape but I surprisingly never saw this place

  36. Should_A_ Sed_Dis

    Should_A_ Sed_Dis12 dias atrás

    I thought you where going to walk right into the water at :24 hahhaa too bad. It would of been very Monty python-esque

  37. Pieter Visser

    Pieter Visser12 dias atrás

    Planting trees on those ridges would improve the dampening further.

  38. TheKingOfArkel

    TheKingOfArkel12 dias atrás

    1:35 kanker polderbaan

  39. Sten Dijk

    Sten Dijk13 dias atrás


  40. Johnny

    Johnny13 dias atrás


  41. John Thallas

    John Thallas14 dias atrás

    Hey why don't they use that type of technology to slow down or stop tornadoes

  42. JbsPekka

    JbsPekka14 dias atrás

    Would 20 million trees fit there?

  43. Hunting and cooking channel

    Hunting and cooking channel14 dias atrás

    OMG! Is it possible to plant 20m Trees...

  44. OWNAGE 956

    OWNAGE 95614 dias atrás

    Your content is great! Keep it up!

  45. d u c k

    d u c k14 dias atrás

    You went to my homeland? why didnt i hear about this sooner.

  46. NorthernDruid

    NorthernDruid14 dias atrás

    One analogy for how incredible the range of hearing is compared to vision I heard from a friend of mine, is that we only see light in one octave.

  47. ledgeri

    ledgeri14 dias atrás

    Just an idea: If it is shown, or/and allowed, a google maps link would not hurt in this series..

  48. BuildingCenter

    BuildingCenter15 dias atrás

    This is one of the most surprising and interesting episodes, AND it's blissfully brief. This is a banger. Edit for UK readers: This is not a sausage.

  49. Kavukamari

    Kavukamari15 dias atrás

    ive learned i can even do it at 2x speed or more in some cases

  50. pacator17

    pacator1716 dias atrás

    I live in the Netherlands (the north, so not near Amsterdam or Schiphol). I didn't now this, so thanks for teaching me :)

  51. dieselwelds

    dieselwelds16 dias atrás

    Why couldn't you whisper this video so I could filter your voice better?

  52. Justice Warrior

    Justice Warrior16 dias atrás

    So much work when the runway is so far away!! People there are just bitching about a little bit of noise!

  53. Dani

    Dani16 dias atrás

    You need to join Team Trees!🎄🌲🎋🌴🌳🎄

  54. Roger Onslow

    Roger Onslow16 dias atrás

    Damping not dampening!

  55. Kalicharan H C K

    Kalicharan H C K16 dias atrás

    Please make a fundraising video on planting 20M trees.

  56. Dallas Herrmann

    Dallas Herrmann16 dias atrás

    Can confirm the brain will filter out the sound of a freight train passing every 20 minutes. Live near a busy rail line.

  57. GTRGTX999

    GTRGTX99916 dias atrás

    They look just like sound diffraction or diffusion panels used in studios. That’s where the inspiration came from probably.

  58. Deleted

    Deleted16 dias atrás

    No patreon?

  59. Pure Competizione

    Pure Competizione16 dias atrás

    I think there’s something similar around Auckland airport actually

  60. TheMoneypresident

    TheMoneypresident16 dias atrás

    Plant bushes there. Bet it gets better.

  61. Bicentennial Nagger

    Bicentennial Nagger16 dias atrás

    I lived on Air Force bases in Europe until I was a teenager. When we moved back to the States, I couldn't sleep well (or even get comfortable) for quite some time because there were *no sonic booms* which were *frequent at most AFBs in Europe,* especially at night. Weird, hunh?

  62. Fedsted

    Fedsted16 dias atrás

    ‘Acoustic grass’

  63. Wolfs Rain

    Wolfs Rain16 dias atrás

    Why didn't we do that when George Washington took over the airports in 1776? I'm really not sorry about this either ROFLOL!

  64. LukeBH13

    LukeBH1316 dias atrás

    You should do a video on Alsace Lorraine, it is a city on the border of France and Germany that during wars it was in Germany and in the next battle there, it would be in France

  65. DeusVult

    DeusVult16 dias atrás

    LukeBH13 Alsace-Lorraine isn’t a city.

  66. BananaTrolzz

    BananaTrolzz17 dias atrás

    Dude i live right next to that, it's in Hoofddorp. Really unlucky i didn't meet you as i come there quite often.

  67. Jake The Pug

    Jake The Pug17 dias atrás

    please make a video about the plant 20 million trees project