Tag Archives: Music

OK Go and Blue Origin team up on art contest

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is joining forces with the music-video masters at OK Go to give students a chance to send art experiments into outer space on Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital spaceship. The “Art in … Continue reading

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Opera gets to the core of Steve Jobs’ character

You shouldn’t expect to glean startup tips from “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs,” the one-act opera staged by the Seattle Opera this week and next. And don’t expect to hear the brand names “Apple” or “iPhone” or even “Microsoft” sung. But you can … Continue reading

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Rock-star astrophysicist debuts space anthem

LAUREL, Md. — After you’ve participated in NASA’s New Horizons mission to the edge of the solar system, and written a rock anthem for the mission as well, what is there left to do? For Brian May, the lead guitarist … Continue reading

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Revisit the wacky world of corporate musicals

No fan of Broadway musicals should miss classics like “I Never Enjoyed My Operation More,” “My Insurance Man” and “My Bathroom Is a Private Kind of Place.” What’s that? Never heard of ’em? For decades, those songs were heard only by employees at morale-boosting … Continue reading

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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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The musical instrument you play with your mind

How many musical instruments can you play without moving a muscle? There’s at least one: the encephalophone, which turns brain waves into tunes with a beat you can dance to. Swedish Hospital neurologist Thomas Deuel will show how it’s done, … Continue reading

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