Christian Doppler's Tie
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Christian Doppler




Allows user to alter the volume of any sound


Selective color blindness



Collected by

Warehouse 12







Date of Collection

June 1, 1896


Origin[edit | edit source]

Christian Andreas Doppler (November 29, 1803-March 17, 1853) was an Austrian mathematician and physicist. He is celebrated for his principle, known as the Doppler effect, that the observed frequency of a wave depends on the relative speed of the source and the observer. He used this concept to explain the color of binary stars.

Objects moving towards a person would make successive sound waves that were packed closely together against another and created higher pitch. Receding waves would be distanced further apart and lower, creating the dull drone of a siren speeding away.

Light waves behave similarly, allowing astronomers to measure the speed a celestial object moved in relation to the observer. The minute shifts revealed binary star systems that were previously thought to be one, and identified the passage of exoplanets far beyond our own system.

Effect[edit | edit source]

When worn, the user can alter the volume of sounds by either raising, lowering, or even muting them. Proximity towards whatever is supposed to be making the sound grants finer control versus something farther away. The inverse is true for light detection. Any wearer becomes unable to discern wavelengths on the RGB scale. Every splash of color is replaced with gray tones, which can be disorienting and interfere with spatial orientation of other objects.

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