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May 23, 2015

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May 23, 2015

Big Data Reveals Classical Music Creation Secrets

Apr. 30, 2015 — A new study uncovers how classical music composers collaborate, mix, and influence one another: Results show how culture evolves and predict the future of the recording market. A team of scientists ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Scientists have developed an optical method for remotely measuring sound pressure inside a fully anechoic chamber which is the first to provide direct traceability to the SI base ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — No matter whether it’s a drill or an oscillator, handheld power tools produce powerful vibrations. But a new anti-vibration system almost entirely eliminates that uncomfortable shaking sensation ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Researchers will study the vibrations of wind turbines at a large Chilean wind farm along with health impacts on nearby residents. The goal is to make wind turbines more acceptable. Currently, ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Scientists are making concerts possible with musicians separated by vast distances with minimal latency - delay between a musical performance and listening or recording. For this purpose, live ... read more

Optimized Application of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

Feb. 10, 2015 — The field of nonlinear acoustics is currently receiving a lot of attention, thanks to applications focused on the improvement of ultrasonic cleaning, ultrasonic welding, sonochemistry, or ... read more

Supercomputer Simulations Explore How an Air-Reed Instrument Generates Air Flow and Sound

Feb. 19, 2015 — Toyohashi Tech's researcher has succeeded in directly predicting sound radiating from a recorder for the first time all over the world. The calculations for this study took two weeks using about ... read more

How Is Noise Produced by Wind Power Plants Experienced?

Feb. 3, 2015 — The disruptiveness of the noise generated by wind power plants in Finland is the focus of a new study that combines the measurement of the noise produced by wind power with the noise experienced by ... read more

Cochlear Implant Users Can Hear, Feel the Beat in Music

Jan. 26, 2015 — People who use cochlear implants for profound hearing loss do respond to certain aspects of music, contrary to common beliefs and limited scientific research, says a research team. The scientists say ... read more

Jan. 20, 2015 — A new signal amplification process is now poised to fuel new generations of electrical and photonic devices -- transforming the fields of communications, imaging and ... read more

Jan. 14, 2015 — Computer scientists develop a method for monitoring by listening in factories, operating rooms, and postal logistics centres. When the alarm light starts blinking in the control room of a factory, ... read more

Jan. 5, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new levitation device that can hover a tiny object with more control than any instrument that has come ... read more

Dec. 22, 2014 — Metamaterials have extraordinary properties when it comes to diverting and controlling waves, especially sound and light: for instance, they can make an object invisible, or increase the resolving ... read more

Long-Term Results Confirm Success of Laser Treatment for Vocal-Cord Cancer

Dec. 9, 2014 — The first long-term study of a pioneering endoscopic laser treatment for early vocal-cord cancer, previously shown to provide optimal voice outcomes, finds that it is as successful as traditional ... read more

The Walls Can Talk: New Optical Technique Extracts Audio from Video

Dec. 4, 2014 — A simple new optical technique to extract audio information from silent high-speed video has been demonstrated. The work is based on an image-matching ... read more

Dec. 2, 2014 — Analyzing varnishes and decorations could provide a new way to identify mandolin “Old Masters.” Some of the most elaborately decorated instruments in history were produced in 18th century Naples. ... read more

Nov. 26, 2014 — Engineering researchers have developed a chip on which both sound wave and light wave are generated and confined together so that the sound can very efficiently control the ... read more

Nov. 13, 2014 — Families often watch TV together, but what happens when one member has hearing difficulties? Usually the result is a compromise on listening volume that doesn't really satisfy anyone. To solve ... read more

Nov. 5, 2014 — Researchers have fabricated carbon nanotube mechanical resonators capable of exhibiting the highest quality factors to ... read more

When Hearing Aid Users Listen to Music, Less Is More

Oct. 27, 2014 — The type of sound processing that modern hearings aids provide to make speech more understandable for wearers may also make music enjoyment more difficult, according to a new study. The findings ... read more

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