Music Archive

Ouch! Turn that Music Up: New Study Shows Listening to Music can Relieve Pain

By Talia Beechick For years, doctors have been using music as a distraction for patients and as a tool for therapy pre- and post-surgery. They now, however, have the scientific evidence to back up their logic. Researchers at the University of Utah’s Pain Research Center have recently shown that music can, indeed, be used as [&hellip

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Tech Briefing: Singing Gloves, Inhalable Caffeine, and Edible Bottles

By Vivian Cheng, Luke Quarto, Talia Beechick Project DIVA Professor Sidney Fels and a team of electrical and computer engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a pair of gloves that can read hand gestures and convert them into song and speech. The Digital Ventriloquized Actor (or DIVA) is designed to replicate human [&hellip

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Clearing the Air: Great digital music is everywhere, we just need to find it.

By Mark Johnson What do you think of when you hear the word “curator”? A stuffy museum employee who ushers people behind the velvet rope of an exhibit – or perhaps a noble defender of ancient antiquities? The word “curator” can actually refer to any person who acts as a filter, usually of subjective and [&hellip

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Make your Pick: The Pick Punch lets guitarists make custom picks

By Linzy Novotny Amidst all the chatter of the latest, most innovative gadgetry, it’s easy to forget true innovations can be simple, beautiful solutions to simple, irritating problems. Case in point: the Pick Punch. These simple plastic triangles are the bane of many guitarists. The pick punch solves the problem in a deliciously straightforward way: [&hellip

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Youtube, iTunes, and Magic Drumsticks

By Mark Johnson As a techwriter, I regularly look for connections between discoveries in one area to those in another. These connections often come suddenly from the most random combinations. My latest insight involved a video watched a year ago, a book I read two years ago, a book I’m reading now, two Nielsen media [&hellip

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