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Tunnel

Safe and Sound: Safety in tunnels

Safe and Sound: Optimized Sound Communications for increased safety in tunnels The echo in tunnels has, until now, made the emergency communication over loudspeaker virtually impossible. Now scientist are exploring possibilities to make such instructions clearer. They are developing techniques to time-aligned the signals so as the sound waves don’t cancel out each other. Another …

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James Blunt

Pop music and music in TV commercials getting increasingly sad

A new scientific study reveals that pop music is increasingly sounding more sad. The number of pop hits in minor has doubled since the 60ies. It is generally known that pop music reflects society. Do these new findings thus signify a progressive feeling of depression in our society? Read on here: https://www.n-tv.de/wissen/Popmusik-klingt-immer-trauriger-article6428126.html or here: 120605 …

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World Science Festival

Notes & Neurons @ World Science Festival

The theme “Notes & Neurons” was featured at the World Science Festival in New York City. “Is our response to music hard-wired or culturally determined? Is the reaction to rhythm and melody universal or influenced by environment? Join host John Schaefer, Jamshed Barucha, scientist Daniel Levitin, Professor Lawrence Parsons and musical artist Bobby McFerrin for live …

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