Labs sure are noisy places! But if you really love the "hands-on" aspect of the gig, you can't stand to walk into a lab devoid of all the onomatopoeic chatter our instruments and equipment make.
The whoooosh...pop | click! of an NMR spectrometer engulfing samples
The sci-fi whirs and sputters of fraction collectors and Biotage robot arms
The omnipresent susurrus of fume hoods and make-up air
The reassuring oily gurgle of a well-maintained high-vacuum Welch pump
The crystalline *ping*ping*ping when hot molecular sieves meet cold glassware
The unmistakable FWOMP of an imploding Dewar bath
The "shwack, shwack" noise as you put on protective gloves
|"Listen! [Doo-wah-ooh] ||
Do you want to hear some glassware? [Doo-wah-ooh]"