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May 5, 2016

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May 5, 2016

Researchers Develop Secure Audio Captchas

Apr. 29, 2016 — In order to avoid spam, on many websites users are prompted to prove that they are human by entering symbols that are difficult to read. For partially sighted users, acoustic solutions have been ... read more

'A Force of Nature:' An Acoustic Analysis of Freddie Mercury’s Voice

Apr. 18, 2016 — Freddie Mercury, lead singer of legendary rock band, Queen, gave the world one of the most famous and recognisable singing voices in music history. But how did he manage to achieve such vocal ... read more

Visualizing the Emotional Power of Music

Feb. 23, 2016 — Musical styles and genres differ around the world, but the emotional power of music is universally felt. To understand this evocative force, researchers in many fields investigate music's ... read more

Scientist Creates Artificial Intelligence Algorithm to Monitor Machinery Health

Feb. 2, 2016 — An artificial intelligence algorithm greatly increases accuracy in diagnosing the health of complex mechanical systems. In blind tests using data coming from highly unpredictable and real-life ... read more

The Science Behind Snow's Serenity

Jan. 21, 2016 — A thick blanket of snow covering streets, walkways and rooftops can cause some major stress, but it can also be calming. The world seems quieter and it's not just because people are hibernating ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Acoustics experts have created a new class of sound wave -- the first in more than half a century -- in a breakthrough they hope could lead to a revolution in stem cell ... read more

Dec. 22, 2015 — World experts have collaborated in new liquid crystal elastomers research. Recently, they have developed the first type of cholesteric liquid crystal elastomers with special properties that enable it ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Bells are a popular source of festive delight during the Christmas period – and now beautiful images showing in unprecedented detail how bells vibrate to make a harmonious sound have been produced ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — The technological development has international recognition and has sparked interest for industrial production by a manufacturer in the medical ... read more

The Fittest Fiddle: Researchers Study Violin Evolution Via Function and Fancy

Nov. 17, 2015 — Behavior, particularly psychologist Edward Thorndike's law of effect, is the foundational principle behind the evolution of the violin and other handmade inventions, say authors in a new ... read more

Why’s There Chatter in My Himalayan Singing Bowl?

Nov. 5, 2015 — A Himalayan singing bowl operates like a wine glass -- slide your fingertip, or a wooden stick called a puja, around its rim to hear its soothing tones. The bowls have been used for meditation and ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — One way to monitor impacts to the ecosystem is by observing the changes in occurrence or distribution of sea birds and marine mammals. So a team of researchers is 'eavesdropping' on marine ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — In creating what looks to be a simple children's musical instrument -- a xylophone with keys in the shape of zoo animals -- computer scientists have demonstrated that sound can be controlled by ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — Avalanching sand from dune faces can trigger loud, rumbling 'booming' or short bursts of 'burping' sounds -- behaving as a perfectly tuned musical instrument. This sound is ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — A new and exciting way to elucidate the properties of novel two-dimensional semiconductors has been identified by scientists. These materials have unique properties that promise better integration of ... read more

Sticky Situation: Magnetic Audiotape's Potentially Catastrophic Degradation in Storage

Oct. 14, 2015 — Many of the more than 46 million sound recordings archived throughout the US carry the risk of being destroyed during an attempt to digitize them, because magnetic audiotape can deteriorate over ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Novel sound wave technology is being used by scientists as part of an attempt to more rapidly and accurately diagnose sports concussions on the sidelines during ... read more

Sep. 26, 2015 — Researchers have found automated and human verification for voice-based user authentication vulnerable, and explore how an attacker in possession of voice audio samples could compromise a victim’s ... read more

Acoustic Imaging With Outline Detection

Sep. 21, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new method to differentiate very weak and short sound waves from longer ones. When used in acoustic imaging, their technology makes it possible to detect only the outline ... read more

Researchers Use 'Nanopore' Scanners to Find Early Signs of Cancer

Sep. 9, 2015 — The tiniest of scanners could be a huge step forward in the fight against cancer. “Nanopore” scanners could save lives by detecting individual DNA molecules, making it possible to diagnose ... read more

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