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Written By: grant on July 8, 2014 No Comment

Nature has more on the suitably self-recursive premiere of a uniquely mathematical piece of music:

The piece, “The Hilbert Heartbreak Hotel” by Danish composer Niels Marthinsen, was the brainchild of computer scientist Thore Husfeldt of Lund University in Sweden and IT University of Copenhagen. “I probably have some latent frustration about the increasing fragmentation [...]

Written By: grant on June 24, 2014 No Comment

SONG: “Colonies.” (To download: double right-click & “Save As”)

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “Bees build mental maps to get home”, Nature, 2 Jun 2014, as used in the post “Bees know their way. As in they *know*. They remember.”

ABSTRACT: Bees. I’d been keeping them for the past few months (like [...]

Written By: grant on June 18, 2014 No Comment

Science Daily has MRI proof that all those *boring* scales help switch on problem-solving, better-judgement brain areas:

Executive functions are the high-level cognitive processes that enable people to quickly process and retain information, regulate their behaviors, make good choices, solve problems, plan and adjust to changing mental demands.

“Since executive functioning is a strong predictor [...]

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Written By: grant on June 16, 2014 No Comment

Argalnath makes music from hard drives and floppy drives. Like a DJ, Argalnath spins.

Written By: grant on May 23, 2014 No Comment

SONG: “Something Missing.” (To download: double right-click & “Save As”)

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “Man prefers $50 3-D printed hand to $42,000 prosthetic”, Washington Post, 23 April 2014, as used in the post “A $50 home-printed hand beats a $42,000 prosthetic.”.

ABSTRACT: Sometimes the words all fall into place. Sometimes they [...]

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Written By: grant on April 23, 2014 No Comment

SONG: “Growing Batteries.” (To download: double right-click & “Save As”)

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “Process Turns Cellulose into Energy Storage Devices”, Laboratory Equipment, 8 April 2014, as used in the post “Tree batteries. No, capacitors. No, *super* capacitors”.

ABSTRACT: Not too much to say about the process here – it’s a [...]

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Written By: grant on March 24, 2014 No Comment

SONG: “Starter Home.” (To download: double right-click & “Save As”)

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “Home Tweet Home: High-Tech Solutions for House and Apartment,” New York Times, 7 March 2014, as used in the post “This home really speaks to me. Over the internet…”

ABSTRACT: I recorded most of the music [...]

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Written By: grant on March 6, 2014 No Comment

Georgia Tech researchers are trying to become prosthetic Neal Pearts, Science Daily reports, with an improvising robotic drumming limb:

The robotic drumming prosthesis has motors that power two drumsticks. The first stick is controlled both physically by the musicians’ arms and electronically using electromyography (EMG) muscle sensors. The other stick “listens” to the music [...]

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Written By: grant on February 24, 2014 No Comment

SONG: “The Road We Wander.” (To download: double right-click & “Save As”)

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Based on “Monarch migration may become extinct,” Laboratory Equipment, 30 January 2014, as used in the post “Monarch migration may be over. Forever.”

ABSTRACT: This song coincided with me listening to a lot of new [...]

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