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The Story Behind The THX Deep Note

How 20,000 lines of code turned into the world’s most widely recognized piece of computer-generated music.<p>Something between a black MIDI glissando and a brown note, the THX “Deep Note” is one of the world’s most recognizable audio logos, signaling the highest quality audio standard in films. …

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How to Record Waves

Substitutions in that recording recipe can be made according to your tastes. Let’s review each of the ingredients to find out how changes will affect …

IMAX Introduces Home Theater Systems

As F. Scott Fitzgerald said, the rich are different from you and me. For one thing, while the rest of us have to deal with overpriced concessions and …

J.J. Abrams Says John Williams Will Score STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Study Finds Most Ants Change Careers as They Age

Researchers from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland developed a tracking system to monitor colonies of the ant <i>Camponotus fellah</i>. The …

Samsung testing out mind-controlled Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Researchers from Samsung’s Emerging Technology Lab are working together with the University of Texas, Dallas, to develop mobile devices that can be …

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The Sound and Music of Oblivion

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection profile we talk with visionary Director Joe Kosinski about the sound and music of his new film "Oblivion". …

Wild results with experimental percussion box by Electro Lobotomy

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<i>When we talk about the blurry lines that exist between sound design and music, it’s important to remember that we don’t work in a vacuum. Media is</i> …

Articles about musical modern world homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

This year we debuted the Modern World Awards, giving our favorite product and furniture discoveries a place to shine on the show...<p>Choosing the finalists and, eventually, the winners wasn't the only difficult task at the Modern World Awards.<p>Celebrate Chinese New Year with these lucky dogs living in …

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DARPA wants to build low-cost robots that mimic your hand's finest movements

What started as a lofty goal is slowly moving closer to reality, as DARPA continues research on low-cost robotic hands capable of accomplishing everyday human tasks. In yet another show of progress, the agency has released a clip of a robot that can remove a car tire, though it hasn't yet mastered …

Here's a visualization of the 3,000 people in Pakistan who have been killed by drone strikes--and what we know about who they were.

April guide to the bright planets

April finds Venus blazing away in the west at evening twilight, and Jupiter rising at mid-to-late evening. After the Mars and Saturn conjunction on …

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<b>Guest contribution by Martin Stig Andersen</b><p><i>The following is extracted from the author’s article “Electroacoustic Sound and Audiovisual Structure in</i> …

Buchla Documentary

When we've told people that we're preparing a documentary about Don Buchla, we get one of two reactions:<p>a) <i>Wow! It's about time The man's a genius!</i> …