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New Volkswagen App Turns Car Into Musical Instrument

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December 3, 2013
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A new app from Volkswagen and British music legends Underworld turns your car into a musical instrument. It makes music directly to the beat of your drive. Accelerate, and you might hear some fast moving drums. Make a sharp turn, and maybe you'll hear cascading scales. Andrew Dymburt has the story.


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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Sep. 29, 2014) — An Irish scientist, who is also a a semi-professional guitarist, has devised what he says are the first known equations explaining the physics behind playing the instrument. Dr David Robert Grimes, of the University of Oxford, says that mastering the physics of guitar playing could help instrument manufacturers and musicians alike. Jim Drury went to meet him. Video provided by Reuters
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Drone "Space Ship" App to Help Robots on Future Missions

Drone "Space Ship" App to Help Robots on Future Missions

AFP (Apr. 22, 2013) — European Space Agency scientists have developed a smartphone app that turns a toy drone into a virtual spacecraft on a mission to dock with the International Space Station, and uses crowd-sourced data from its manoeuvres to improve artificial intelligence on future missions.
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Drone 'Space Ship' App to Help Robots in Future

Drone 'Space Ship' App to Help Robots in Future

AFP (Apr. 12, 2013) — European Space Agency scientists have developed a smartphone app that turns a toy drone into a virtual spacecraft on a mission to dock with the International Space Station, and uses crowd-sourced data from its manoeuvres to improve artificial intelligence on future missions.
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2014 Tesla Model S P85+ Takes on the Ike Gauntlet Review (Part 3)

2014 Tesla Model S P85+ Takes on the Ike Gauntlet Review (Part 3)

TFL Car (Nov. 14, 2013) — ( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The Tesla Model S P85 is a revolutionary car that says goodbye to the internal combustion engine and hello to the electric motor. But how will this all electric car do when the road gets steep and the altitude gets to two miles above sea level. From Dillion, Colorado to the Eisenhower Tunnel US I-70 climbs 8 miles to a maximum elevation of 11,158 feet or 3,401 meters. That's enough elevation and grade to test a small economy car like the 2014 Ford Fiesta and the Chevy Sonic Turbo, but how will the 2014 Tesla Model S P85+ perform on the same stretch of American Highway? In Part 3 of another accurate, informative and fun TFLcar mashup review Nathan, Emme, Andre and Roman take on the Ike Gauntlet in the new 2014 Ford Fiesta and Chevy Sonic Turbo and the most powerful electric production car...the 2014 Tesla Model S P85+ to see how these small cars handle the steep grade and lack of air density in the Mountains of Colorado.
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