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Revolutionary New Piano Unveiled by Hungarian Pianist

Revolutionary New Piano Unveiled by Hungarian Pianist

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 20, 2015) Hungarian pianist and inventor Gergely Boganyi unveils his novel concept piano, offering a revolutionary new take on a classic musical instrument. Jim Drury reports. Video provided by Reuters
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CES 2015: Bluetooth’s Air2 Speaker Plays Music While Levitating

CES 2015: Bluetooth’s Air2 Speaker Plays Music While Levitating

Popular Science (Jan. 9, 2015) Sure, your speakers may have good sound quality, but can they float? Bluetooth’s Air2 speaker set lets you listen to your favorite Bruno Mars song (or Taylor Swift, if that’s what you’re into) and marvel at magnetic levitation at the same time. The speaker and base combo are fitted with magnets that repel one another, causing the Air2 to levitate slightly off the metal base. On the flip side, the portable speaker also can stick to your magnetic fridge, in case flying speakers are just too much for you. Video provided by Popular Science
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Researchers Bring Player Pianos Back to Life

Researchers Bring Player Pianos Back to Life

AP (Dec. 17, 2014) Stanford University wants to unlock the secrets of the player piano. Researchers are restoring and studying self-playing pianos and the music rolls that recorded major composers performing their own work. (Dec. 17) Video provided by AP
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Wearable Sensor 'illuminates' Surroundings for the Blind

Wearable Sensor 'illuminates' Surroundings for the Blind

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 10, 2014) High school students in Poland develop wearable technology to help blind people navigate their surroundings. The device, nicknamed 'Torch', uses infrared sensors attached to the head and chest which emit a sound or vibrate at increasing intensity as the wearer approaches an object -- much like the way torchlight illuminates whatever the beam is focused on. Matthew Stock has more. Video provided by Reuters
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