Shock and awe – in stereo

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Dr. Steven Grant, Missouri S&T associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. Photo by B.A. Rupert

Inside a non-descript, soundproof building on the south side of town, researchers from Missouri University of Science of Technology are building an audio battlefield, complete with the sounds of tanks, ordnance, gunfire, shouting and helicopters. Called an immersive audio environment, the testbed facility is leading the way in an effort to better prepare soldiers for combat.

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