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“Saylists” Use Song Lyrics to Help Kids with Speech Disorders
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Music
“Saylists” Use Song Lyrics to Help Kids with Speech Disorders
Apple Music’s new “Saylists” contain songs with lyrics designed to help kids overcome speech disorders in an entertaining way.
April 4, 2021

Apple Music’s new “Saylists” contain songs with lyrics designed to help kids overcome speech disorders in an entertaining way.

Sonification
Why Scientists Are Turning the Coronavirus’ Structure Into Music
Coronavirus Structure
Sonification
Why Scientists Are Turning the Coronavirus’ Structure Into Music
MIT scientists have translated a key part of the coronavirus’ structure into music — and the song could help researchers find a way to stop the virus.
April 13, 2020

MIT scientists have translated a key part of the coronavirus’ structure into music — and the song could help researchers find a way to stop the virus.

Music
This Algorithm Just Generated 68 Billion Unique Melodies
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Music
This Algorithm Just Generated 68 Billion Unique Melodies
Two musicians built an algorithm that could write every melody in the popular music range — and then released the melodies into the public domain.
March 4, 2020

Two musicians built an algorithm that could write every melody in the popular music range — and then released the melodies into the public domain.

Biohacking
Biohacker’s Prosthetic Arm Lets Him Play a Synthesizer With His Mind
Biohacker’s Prosthetic Arm Lets Him Play a Synthesizer With His Mind
Biohacking
Biohacker’s Prosthetic Arm Lets Him Play a Synthesizer With His Mind
Biohacker Bertolt Meyer has built the SynLimb, a controller that attaches to his prosthetic arm, allowing him to control his modular synthesizer with his mind.
February 22, 2020

Biohacker Bertolt Meyer has built the SynLimb, a controller that attaches to his prosthetic arm, allowing him to control his modular synthesizer with his mind.

Music
Chance the Rapper is Bringing Music Back to Chicago Schools
Chance the Rapper is Bringing Music Back to Chicago Schools
Music
Chance the Rapper is Bringing Music Back to Chicago Schools
On the far South Side of Chicago, as far south as you can get — a traffic light away from neighboring Riverdale —...
February 12, 2020

On the far South Side of Chicago, as far south as you can get — a traffic light away from neighboring Riverdale — the Ira F. Aldridge Elementary School is offering its students something rare in the forever-strapped Chicago public school system: opportunity. With a grant from Chance the Rapper's charity SocialWorks, the school can now offer a more robust music program, ensuring an instrument in every student's hands. "I...

The Sound of Science
This Electronic Musician Is Transforming the Soundscape of Hospitals
This Electronic Musician Is Transforming the Soundscape of Hospitals
The Sound of Science
This Electronic Musician Is Transforming the Soundscape of Hospitals
Trained as a classical pianist, ambient artist Yoko Sen is on a mission to redesign medical devices' beeps and buzzes and save us from alarm fatigue.
December 3, 2019

Trained as a classical pianist, ambient artist Yoko Sen is on a mission to redesign medical devices' beeps and buzzes and save us from alarm fatigue.

The Sound of Science
This Musician Transforms Scientific Data Into Elaborate Melodies
This Musician Transforms Scientific Data Into Elaborate Melodies
The Sound of Science
This Musician Transforms Scientific Data Into Elaborate Melodies
When we convert complex data into sound and listen to it, quite often what emerges is something we can understand through sound, even though we could never understand it visually.
August 20, 2019

If you think staring at rows of numbers and graphs seems humdrum, these musicians agree. They are on a mission to expose new scientific information through sound, by turning flat datasets into musical scores --- creating the soundtrack for science: Listen to Mark Ballora’s sonification of singularity with flutes and electronics: Jenni Evans first met Mark Ballora at a Penn State social gathering. Both were professors at...