AP PHOTOS: Science in silence in Radio Quiet Zone - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports

December 2, 2013 7:00 AM

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AP PHOTOS: Science in silence in Radio Quiet Zone - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports

GREEN BANK, W.Va. (AP) - In these parts, a pay phone is a visitor's best option for reaching the rest of the world. A cell phone signal is an hour away by car. Wifi is forbidden. The radio plays nothing but static. And other than the occasional passing pickup truck whose driver offers a wave, it's dead silent.

Seemingly off the beaten path, this community of fewer than two hundred residents is the heart of the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000-square-mile area where state and federal laws discourage the use of everyday devices that emit electromagnetic waves. The quiet zone aims to protect sensitive rad...

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