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Scientists dig the jazz that bowhead whales sing

A research team led by an University of Washington oceanographer has published the largest known set of songs from bowhead whales, the jazz singers of the cetacean tribe. An analysis of 184 different songs, recorded between 2010 and 2014, finds … Continue reading

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ID authentication scheme uses music as the key

Amazon’s inventors have come up with a computer-based system that makes use musical transformations to authenticate a whole group of users — and block access if anyone strikes a false note. The concept, which is called chained authentication using musical transforms, is … Continue reading

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Gravitational waves spark tuneful tribute

Tim Blais, the singing scientist behind “Bohemian Gravity,” “Rolling in the Higgs” and “The Surface of Light,” is back with another pop parody that’s packed with physics. And this time it’s as big as a black hole – or at least the gravitational … Continue reading

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R.I.P. David Bowie: From space oddity to hero

Rock superstar David Bowie, who died of cancer over the weekend at the age of 69, became famous as a “Space Oddity” and “The Man Who Fell to Earth” – but his legacy includes real technological innovations as well as contributions … Continue reading

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‘Origins’ concert sets the Big Bang to music

The Big Bang never looked, or sounded, so good: The piece de resistance for this week’s SpaceFest in Seattle is a symphonic review of 13.8 billion years of cosmic history, from its expansive beginnings to an unpredictable sonic wave of emergent … Continue reading

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