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Structural Breakthrough Absorbs All Sound

Researchers led by the Acoustic Engineering Department of the Campus de Gandia of the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia in Spain have designed an …

The World of Sound

You could call it the next frontier of architecture and design, but you have to close your eyes to “see” it. The ear inhabits a space, and captures a place, more acutely than the eye.<p>"Listen!" said Peter Zumthor, the Swiss architect, in a lecture delivered at Germany’s Wendlinghausen Castle in …

Tunable app shows musicians what pitch-perfect means as they play (video)

Musicians who've had some degree of practice will know the lack of sophistication involved in getting an instrument in tune and on time: a light-up tuning box and a swinging metronome may be their only real resources. Affinity Blue knows that mobile apps allow better, and recently unveiled Tunable …

3-D Printed Ear Made From Calf Cells and Nanoparticles 'Hears' Radio Frequencies

Nanotechnology engineers from Princeton have 3-D printed an ear from calf cells and silver nanoparticles that picks up radio signals at frequencies …

New Closed-Captioning Glasses Help Deaf Go Out To The Movies

There will be a special attraction for deaf people in theaters nationwide soon. By the end of this month, Regal Cinemas plans to have distributed closed-captioning glasses to 6,000 screens across the country.<p>Sony Entertainment Access Glasses are sort of like 3-D glasses, but for captioning. The …

Sounds of Silence, Capturing A Building’s Sonic Signature | WIRED

When you see a historic building, you observe its architecture. Acoustic Archives focuses on a less tangible aspect: its sound. The team has created …

This Free Course in Music Engineering Teaches You with Music You Love

The Play With Your Music course is a completely free, hands-on class in music production and engineering. You'll group with students who like the …

Korg outs two new USB audio interfaces for serious digital sounds

Most of what we tend to see from Korg involves the creation of <i>new</i> sounds, but the firm's just announced its new AudioGate USB DAC that promises to improve the audio files you already have. There's a choice of two hardware interfaces depending on your budget/requirements -- the DS-DAC-100 and the …

earHero Earphones

Like the AfterShokz, earHero are open ear earphones. Its speakers are so tiny that they won’t block your ear canal, so you can still hear the sounds …

One Man's Quest To Find The 'Sonic Wonders Of The World'

Ever wonder why your voice sounds so much better when you sing in the shower? It has to do with an acoustic "blur" called reverberation. From classical to pop music, reverberation "makes music sound nicer," acoustic engineer Trevor Cox tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross. It helps blend the sound, "but …

7 Amazing Things You Can Do With Sound Waves

Sound can identify the contents of homemade bombs, measure the temperature in a nuclear reactor, and even perform brain surgery.<p>Sound can identify the contents of homemade bombs, measure the temperature in a nuclear reactor, and even perform brain surgery.

​Padded Frames Are Renter-Friendly Noise Killers

Renting an apartment usually comes with limits on what decorating you're allowed to do. If find that your wooden floors and high ceilings make for an …

Dolby's immersive Atmos audio is coming to your living room

Dolby's Atmos technology, which bombards you with sound from all directions, was undoubtedly built with movie theaters in mind; few have the money or space for that many speakers. However, the company has at last devised a way to bring Atmos to your living room. While the solution will let you hang …

Archaeo-acoustics

<b>Archaeo-acoustics:</b> <i>(Prehistoric Acoustic Phenomena)</i><p>There are several descriptions and relics that testify to the importance of sound in ancient …

Designing for noise: How architects embrace decibels

CenturyLink Field in Seattle is well known for its loud environment. And it wasn’t by accident. But that is just one example of architects around the …

What is up with Noises? (The Science and Mathematics of Sound, Frequency, and Pitch)

subtilitas

<b>Repetition || Rhythm || Form || Zumthor</b><p>Peter Zumthor - Swiss sound box, a pavilion for the 2000 expo in Hanover. The temporary pavilion was designed …

+ Tactical Sound Garden [ TSG ] Toolkit +

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Korinsky – Atelier für vertikale Flächen /// documentary

Acoustic art and industrial architecture make music

Wind tunnel or sound funnel? <i>(Image: Shaun Jackson/shaunjpics.wordpress.com)</i><p>For six weeks this summer, coinciding with the Farnborough …

Sound and Space in Renaissance Venice: Architecture, Music, Acoustics

While composers of sacred music in 16th-century Venice were devising increasingly complex choral polyphony, Venetian architects began to develop new …

An Insider's Guide To "Hearing Architecture" With Sound Artist Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon

A look inside at the artist's newest exhibition "It Only Happens All The Time."<p>One of the most compelling aspects of Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon’s installations is actually inherent to their make-up: even though replicable, they can’t be experienced the same way twice. Unlike physical art, which can …

Learn from the Master: Diego Stocco Makes Music with Sound Design, Then Shows You How

Is it sound design, or is it composition?<p>Is it musicianship, or is it technical control?<p>Is it live, or is it Ableton Live?<p>Yes.<p>Diego Stocco is simply …

How Sound Works (In Rooms)

New Noise-Cancelling Technology for Restaurants Uses 123 Speakers to Serve Up Peaceful Meals

The days of having to shout over the noise at a restaurant may be over, thanks to a new digital noise-cancelling technology designed together by …

The voice of the natural world

Bernie Krause has been recording wild soundscapes -- the wind in the trees, the chirping of birds, the subtle sounds of insect larvae -- for 45 …

Nature

Acoustic Soundboard: The Sonic Effect of Time and Vibration

<b>How much an acoustic guitar’s tone changes due to age and playing is a subject of debate, but surely this 1946 Martin D-18 sounds different today</b> …

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Phantom Phone Vibrations: So Common They've Changed Our Brains?

Phantom vibration — that phenomenon where you think your phone is vibrating but it's not — has been around only since the mobile age. And five years ago, when its wider existence became recognized, news organizations, including ours, covered the "syndrome" as a sign of the digital encroachment in …