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Simple Software Can Filter Out That Vuvuzela Whine From World Cup Broadcasts
Long after the game has ended and the TV has been shut off, the vuvuzela continues to echo in our...
Super-Small Microphone Detects Motion of Air Particles to Pinpoint Gunfire In Battle
Wait, don't call it a microphone -- it's an acoustic vector sensor
Tech Buyer’s Guide: Pocket MP3 Players
In an excerpt from our Tech Buyer's Guide, get our picks for the best small audio players this year
Tiny Thermoelectric Loudspeaker Produces Audio By Tweaking Temperature
A standard home audio speaker converts electrical signals into sound pulses in the air (via a somewhat cumbersome cone). Those...
Smoke/Laser Microphone Captures “Pure Sound” With No Interference
Technological advances have brought audio recording a long way over the past several decades, but, as with so many things,...
Fungus-Infected Violin Beats Stradivarius in Listening Test
Violins made by the Italian master craftsman Antonio Stradivarius are worth millions of dollars for their unparalleled sound. And that’s...
The Best Way To Keep Vinyl Records Alive? Make Them Yourself
ProTools? Bah! Let’s make some vinyl! As part of Jerszy Seymoour’s Coalition of Amateurs exhibition at Luxembourg’s modern-art museum, Mudam,...
An Algorithm That Synthesizes the Soothing Gurgles of Virtual Water
Harmonic modeling of fluids creates liquid you actually want to get in your computer
The Most Advanced Mixing Board
Hollywood sound engineers refine and combine hundreds of individual recordings on advanced mixing boards. Here’s a close look at their tool of choice
Lick Like You Mean It
The science behind bitter, sweet, and chemically induced tastes