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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Scientist Creates Artificial Intelligence Algorithm to Monitor Machinery Health

Feb. 2, 2016 — An artificial intelligence algorithm greatly increases accuracy in diagnosing the health of complex mechanical systems. In blind tests using data coming from highly unpredictable and real-life ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — The technological development has international recognition and has sparked interest for industrial production by a manufacturer in the medical ... read more

The Fittest Fiddle: Researchers Study Violin Evolution Via Function and Fancy

Nov. 17, 2015 — Behavior, particularly psychologist Edward Thorndike's law of effect, is the foundational principle behind the evolution of the violin and other handmade inventions, say authors in a new ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — Avalanching sand from dune faces can trigger loud, rumbling 'booming' or short bursts of 'burping' sounds -- behaving as a perfectly tuned musical instrument. This sound is ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — A new and exciting way to elucidate the properties of novel two-dimensional semiconductors has been identified by scientists. These materials have unique properties that promise better integration of ... read more

Sticky Situation: Magnetic Audiotape's Potentially Catastrophic Degradation in Storage

Oct. 14, 2015 — Many of the more than 46 million sound recordings archived throughout the US carry the risk of being destroyed during an attempt to digitize them, because magnetic audiotape can deteriorate over ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Novel sound wave technology is being used by scientists as part of an attempt to more rapidly and accurately diagnose sports concussions on the sidelines during ... read more

Sep. 26, 2015 — Researchers have found automated and human verification for voice-based user authentication vulnerable, and explore how an attacker in possession of voice audio samples could compromise a victim’s ... read more

Acoustic Imaging With Outline Detection

Sep. 21, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new method to differentiate very weak and short sound waves from longer ones. When used in acoustic imaging, their technology makes it possible to detect only the outline ... read more

Researchers Use 'Nanopore' Scanners to Find Early Signs of Cancer

Sep. 9, 2015 — The tiniest of scanners could be a huge step forward in the fight against cancer. “Nanopore” scanners could save lives by detecting individual DNA molecules, making it possible to diagnose ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — The next generation of Ultra High Definition televisions (UHDTV) offers not only crystal-clear images, but also perfect sound. Researchers have developed a TV audio system based on the recently ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — They're going to build a new road right outside your living room window. The authorities have sent you a 'noise map', but what you really need is to hear what the traffic noise will ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Compressor disks for aircraft turbines are milled from a single piece of material. During processing, the blades begin to vibrate. Now, a novel clamping system boosts vibration absorption for the ... read more

July 17, 2015 — The structural properties of brittle materials like rock or ceramic, such as cracking under stress, have long been studied in detail, providing insight into avalanches, earthquakes and landslides. ... read more

Nanoscale Light-Emitting Device Has Big Profile

July 13, 2015 — Engineers have created a nanoscale device that can emit light as powerfully as an object 10,000 times its size. It's an advance that could have huge implications for everything from photography ... read more

July 10, 2015 — Are wind farms harmful to humans? This controversial topic makes emotions run high. To give the debate more objectivity, an international team of experts dealt with the fundamentals of hearing in the ... read more

June 21, 2015 — A newly designed material, which mimics the wing structure of owls, could help make wind turbines, computer fans and even planes much quieter. Early wind tunnel tests of the coating have shown a ... read more

A Concert Hall for on the Move

June 10, 2015 — Researchers have developed new audio software that creates a natural three-dimensional sound. Whether you‘re listening on your smartphone or in the car, it feels like you’re right there in the ... read more

June 2, 2015 — A novel ultra-compact heterogeneous wavelength tunable laser diode has been developed by scientists. The heterogeneous laser diode was realized through a combination of silicon photonics and ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Schubert’s music sounds played today much differently than it did 200 years ago. To find out why, the body language of pianists is now being ... read more

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