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2013-05-27 23:14:09

Music composed by computers - sounds futuristic and controversial but computoser.com makes it real. (PRWEB) May 27, 2013 http://computoser.com - an online service for algorithmic composition now offers small businesses the option to purchase low-cost stock audio. Computoser encodes all the known elements of music into a computer program that produces pleasant tunes conforming to harmonic and rhythmic standards. The motifs and themes can be freely used by human composers in their own work....

Humans Train Their Brain To Like Certain Music, Rather Than Rely On Nature To Do It For Them
2013-02-14 14:50:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study has shown that those who dislike a certain style of music based on the sound of it, or the use of harmonies within, simply aren´t trying hard enough. In other words, our love of music and appreciation for harmony is a product of nurture, not nature. According to associate professor Neil McLachlan from the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, people can learn to appreciate and even love different styles...

2012-04-27 23:03:24

AudioMicro.com to represent over 100,000 sound effects from the Sound Ideas library. New website offers simplified end user license agreement and pricing schema. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 AudioMicro.com announces the addition of the Sound Ideas sound effects library, adding over 100,000 professional royalty free sound effects to its online archive. Headed by Brian Nimens, an audio veteran with more than 35 years experience, Sound Ideas offers an immense variety of contemporary...

Image 1 - Insects Could Help Find Disaster Survivors
2011-12-26 08:11:50

Insects outfitted with tiny cameras and microphones could be used to help find survivors of earthquakes and other disasters during search and rescue operations, scientists have said. The device will be powered by the insect themselves as they move. By converting kinetic energy into electricity, the devices could have a lasting power source. The device could also harness electricity from heat given off as well. The idea is that once these insects, particularly beetles, are fitted with...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'