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Oldest Recording Gets Digital Treatment

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October 25, 2012
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It's scratchy, but a newly digitized recording made on a Thomas Edison-invented phonograph in 1878 captures the oldest playable American voice and the first-ever recording of a musical performance, according to experts.


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Oldest Recording Gets Digital Treatment

Oldest Recording Gets Digital Treatment

AP (Oct. 25, 2012) — It's scratchy, but a newly digitized recording made on a Thomas Edison-invented phonograph in 1878 captures the oldest playable American voice and the first-ever recording of a musical performance, according to experts.
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Oldest Sound Recording Resurrected

Oldest Sound Recording Resurrected

Reuters (June 28, 2012) — Modern technology may have resurrected the oldest sound recording in the world from an image in a German magazine from 1890. The recording is the muffled voice of the father of the gramophone, Emile Berliner he recites Friedrich Schiller's ballad 'Der Handschuh.'
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Modern Scanning Technology Recovers Audio From 1885 Recording

Modern Scanning Technology Recovers Audio From 1885 Recording

CBC (Apr. 26, 2013) — A 128-year-old recording of the voice of Alexander Graham Bell, best known as the inventor of the telephone, was played back this week on CBC's As It Happens.
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World's Oldest Turtle Fossil Could Bridge Evolutionary Gap

World's Oldest Turtle Fossil Could Bridge Evolutionary Gap

Reuters (Oct. 19, 2012) — Polish paleontologists have uncovered what they believe is the world's oldest turtle fossil in the southern city of Poreba. They've also found what they suspect is a separate turtle species, previously unknown and hope that subsequent examination will help solve unanswered questions about the animals' evolution.
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