Can 3D-printing musical instruments produce better sound than traditional instruments?
Investigators in China created a functioning 3D-printed ukulele and used acoustics to compare its sound quality to a standard wooden instrument.
5 Dec 2019 ⋅ 178th Meeting Acoustical Society of America
Atom music lets listeners experience atomic world through sound
By correlating bright lines within the atomic spectra to audible tones, individual atom notes can be identified to create atom songs, allowing us to 'see' their music.
4 Dec 2019 ⋅ 178th Meeting Acoustical Society of America
Elizabeth I identified as author of Tacitus translation
This is the first substantial work by Elizabeth I to emerge in over a century and it has important implications for how we understand the politics and culture of the Elizabethan court.
29 Nov 2019 ⋅ Review of English Studies
Molière most likely did write his own plays
Was Pierre Corneille Molière's ghostwriter?
27 Nov 2019 ⋅ Science Advances
Beads made from ostrich eggshell track cultural change in ancient Africa
Study finds correlation between bead size and herding practices in ancient African cultures.
27 Nov 2019 ⋅ PLOS ONE
Fluid dynamics taught through dance
Interdisciplinary collaboration Kármán Vortex Street is teaching students the principles of fluid dynamics, with dance.
25 Nov 2019 ⋅ 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamic
Music is universal
Study establishes how some songs sound 'right' in different social contexts, all over the world.
21 Nov 2019 ⋅ Science
Enjoyment of pop music classics linked to combination of uncertainty and surprise
Why is it that people find songs such as James Taylor's "Country Roads," UB40's "Red, Red Wine," or The Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" so irresistibly enjoyable?
7 Nov 2019 ⋅ Current Biology
Name that tune: Brain takes just 100 to 300 milliseconds to recognize familiar music
The study found the human brain recognised 'familiar' tunes from 100 milliseconds (0.1 of a second) of sound onset, with the average recognition time between 100ms and 300ms.
30 Oct 2019 ⋅ Scientific Reports
The brain’s favorite type of music
Musical preferences might be rooted in how humans learn.
21 Oct 2019 ⋅ JNeurosci