And yes, he is unbearably charming doing it. Fun begins around the 23:20 mark.
Look at this amazing photo above the European Space Agency issued a few days ago. It was taken in one of the agency's anechoic chambers, in the "zone of silence" as the title of the press release says. So what is an anechoic chamber? It is an echo-free room where the walls coated with special materials absorb all…
There's a small room in Minnesota that blocks out 99% of all external sound. That's an impressive number! Also impressive: nobody can take more than 45 minutes alone in the room before they go nuts.
When Apple is getting a new mobile gadget ready, they stick it in an anechoic chamber—a humungous room straight out of science fiction, where the entire external world is blocked out. The same goes for advanced aircraft.
Yesterday, while touring a new building on Microsoft's campus, I came across an anechoic chamber: A room designed to eliminate all noise from outside—and in. I spent about 5 minutes locked inside, and man is it freaky.