Wednesday, November 30, 2005


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Air guitarists’ rock dreams come true
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Aspiring rock gods can at last create their own guitar solos - without ever having to pick up a real instrument, thanks to a group of Finnish computer science students.

The Virtual Air Guitar project, developed at the Helsinki University of Technology, adds genuine electric guitar sounds to the passionately played air guitar.

Using a computer to monitor the hand movements of a "player", the system adds riffs and licks to match frantic mid-air finger work. By responding instantly to a wide variety of gestures it promises to turn even the least musically gifted air guitarist to a virtual fret board virtuoso.

18:02 28 November 2005 news service
Will Knight


QTVR of Large Hadron Collider at CERN
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Here is a QTVR photo panorama -- with sound! -- of the Large Hadron Collider ATLAS experiment, currently in construction at CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Switzerland.

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Secrets of bee flight revealed
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Combining robotic modelling with slow-motion videos of airborne honeybees may have helped researchers explain the curious aerodynamics of bee flight

16:57 28 November 2005 news service
Helen Phillips

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