123 year old recording may be Edison’s talking doll

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The picture on the shows the original phonograph removed from the doll’s body.

Using advanced imaging technology, scientists have recovered a 123-year-old recording made by Thomas Edison. The recording is believed to be the world’s first attempt at a talking doll and may mark the dawn of the American recording industry.

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EMI Puts Abbey Road Studios On The Market

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From the outside it still looks like what it once was: a Georgian town house in the suburbs of north London with a famous pedestrian crossing once trodden by the Beatles nearby. But on the inside it contains a notable slice of British and recording musical history. And shortly, apparently, it is going to be up for sale…

New Telescope To Attempt To Catalog Entire Night Sky

New Telescope To Attempt To Catalog Entire Night Sky 

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is “a proposed ground-based 6.7 meter effective diameter (8.4 meter primary mirror), 10 square-degree-field telescope that will provide digital imaging of faint astronomical objects across the entire sky, night after night.” What’s that mean? Well, it means, if it’s built, we’ll have a telescope attempting to catalog the entire night sky into an absolutely massive 150 petabyte database. Awesome!

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Melodyne – Set to Reinvent the Music Recording Industry

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This one is totally amazing. Melodyne is a breakthrough technology that makes it possible to edit individual notes within chords and polyphonic audio material.

What this means is that people, working at home in their basements, can create entire symphonies. Crummy rock band can now sound great. And the music mashup playground will suddenly become the hottest new playground on earth.

 

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