Archive for June, 2012

SMC 78: A Recording Resurrected & Acoustic Tweezers

Thanks to Linda for reporting from the Universe of Sound installation at the Science Museum in London. That Stockhausen piece we mentioned. Oldest gramophone disc reproduced from a photograph. Acoustic tweezers. “Dolphin speaker” prototype. (Good coverage, bad coverage) Male body image thingy. ..

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SMC 77: Music Evolves (kinda)

Be a subject in an experiment on different tuning standards. .. Scientists have “discovered” why people find rock ‘n’ roll exciting. (Bad coverage, better coverage, paper) .. Study says pop musicians are now using sadder keys and tempos: (Coverage, paper) .. “Evolving” music. (Coverage, paper) Jerry Coyne’s take on it. .. The Abstract Abstract: Gamma Ray […]

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SMC 76: My Dinner With Physicists

.. Hai-Ting, in Toronto at the Luminato Festival, has dinner with Lee Smolin, Robert Spekkens, Hector Bombin, Peter Hatch, and Carlos Tamarit from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. ..

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SMC 75: World Science Festival 2012 – Final Report

A report from the end of the World Science Festival 2012. Jim Fallon’s TED talk. ..

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