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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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Brilliant Minds: Astrophysicist Jingnan Guo

Brilliant Minds: Astrophysicist Jingnan Guo

Deutsche Welle (July 14, 2013) — Even when she was a child, Jingnan Guo was fascinated by space. Today the 28-year-old astrophysicist from China heads a research team at the German University of Kiel. Her team developed an instrument for the US research robot CURIOSITY to measure radiation levels on the surface of Mars for the very first time. That information will help us understand whether conditions on the Red Planet could one day be conducive to life. The 'Brilliant Minds' series on TOMORROW TODAY introduces young researchers from all over the world who have chosen to live and work in Germany.
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