Sound, the way the brain prefers to hear it

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/science/06sound.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=gugliotta&st=cse By GUY GUGLIOTTA Published: September 5, 2011 LOS ANGELES — There is, perhaps, no more uplifting musical experience than hearing the “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s “Messiah”performed in a perfect space. Many critics regard Symphony Hall in Boston — 70 feet wide, 120 feet long and 65 feet high — as just that space. Enlarge This… Continue reading Sound, the way the brain prefers to hear it

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Tricorders are go!

      http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/business-brains/medical-8216tricorder-device-competition-coming-in-2012/18826?tag=nl.e662   I would go further - full security and identity protection, full integration with building management systems, a whole range of accessibility apps, like able to tell someone accessible routes and even act for blind people as a form of sonar. I recently tried on some noise cancelling headphones, so why… Continue reading Tricorders are go!

3D Printed car – so why not mobility buggies?

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/thinking-tech/the-worlds-first-3-d-printed-car-video/8583?tag=nl.e660 The world’s first 3-D printed car By Tuan C. Nguyen | September 22, 2011, 6:00 AM PT In miniaturized form, it makes for a fine kid’s toy. But Jim Kor knows that when you’ve spent the last several years talking up plans to build the world’s first 3-D printed electric car, nothing short of a drivable… Continue reading 3D Printed car – so why not mobility buggies?

Tron Mobility Buggy?

http://www.gizmag.com/electric-lightcycle-parker-brothers/19897/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=53db16ec64-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email So why not a mobility buggy version?  And why precisely are mobility buggies not capable of 100 mph?  Discrimination? Practicality tends to take a back seat when you combine sci-fi cult status with custom chopper building - and there's no room for a pillion passenger on the Lightcycle. We first spied Parker Brothers Choppers Lightcycle… Continue reading Tron Mobility Buggy?

Martha Graham

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/240726/Martha-Graham It seems Madonna was trained by her. Martha Graham created a dance technique that became the first significant alternative to the idiom of classical ballet. As the dancer Alma Guillermoprieto has pointed out, Graham was “the first creator of modern dance to devise a truly universal dance technique out of the movements she developed in her choreography.”… Continue reading Martha Graham

Sounds of Silence

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727741.600-echoes-of-the-past-the-sites-and-sounds-of-prehistory.html   "The wind, playing upon the edifice, produced a booming tune, like the note of some gigantic one-stringed harp. No other sound came from it... Overhead something made the black sky blacker, which had the semblance of a vast architrave uniting the pillars horizontally. They entered carefully beneath and between; the surfaces echoed their… Continue reading Sounds of Silence