Music To Your Ears: AI Can Select THE Perfect Track

By Ariel Grossman, NoCamels – Tech understands lyrics to choose songs for entertainment industry. Finding the right song for the right moment can be a needle-in-a-haystack job for TV and movie execs. A track that just about does the job isn’t going to cut it in the next Netflix mini-series. So they’re faced with trawling thousands of…

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Non-invasive cancer removal made possible with new Israeli research

A new non-invasive technology using low-frequency nanobubble-enhanced ultrasound mechanotherapy has shown success in animal models. By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH The Tel Aviv University research team behind the new study on non-invasive cancer treatment. (photo credit: TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY) A combination of low-frequency ultrasound and injected nanobubbles may work to remove malignant tumors in a non-invasive way, as observed in…

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A dose of birdsong may work as therapy for depression

John Elder When many Australians were subject to hard lockdowns, access to nature in the form of parks and public gardens and beaches was significantly restricted. This was especially the case in Melbourne, where outdoor exercise was sometimes restricted to an hour a day. It meant that a simple remedy for some of the mental…

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Tunes with teeth: Edison might have left his mark on piano

By MICHAEL HILLtoday WOODSTOCK, N.Y. (AP) — Hard of hearing, Thomas Edison found a unique way to appreciate piano music. As someone played, the great inventor would lean in close to the instrument, right above the keys, and he’d bite the piano. Pressing his teeth into the wood of phonographs and pianos helped Edison experience…

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Natural sounds such as birdsong can improve your mental health

Listening to birdsong significantly reduces anxiety and paranoia, according a new German study. By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH Published: OCTOBER 16, 2022 15:18 Don’t just watch the birdie – listen to it. Hearing birdsong can not only improve people’s moods but also minimize paranoia, according to researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Germany.  In the study led…

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Parkinson’s diagnosis in 10 seconds: From the sound of your voice

John Elder Melbourne scientists have developed a screening test for Parkinson’s disease using patients’ voice recordings and an AI algorithm. The software compares the patient’s voice against existing samples of voices of people who have Parkinson’s and those who do not. The algorithm, designed as a smart phone app, can reveal in just 10 seconds…

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British journals forced to retract fake Chinese science papers

By RHYS BLAKELY THE TIMES OCTOBER 1, 2022 Hundreds of fake scientific papers from Chinese researchers have been published in British journals, prompting warnings of “industrialised cheating”. The publishing arm of the Institute of Physics, a society founded in London in 1874, has been forced to retract nearly 900 papers so far this year. At least…

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What’s the deal with airline food? Don’t eat the buns!

There are some tricks that will make meals on the plane tastier. Wearing headphones for example… By WALLA! SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 Passengers board an airplane (photo credit: FLICKR). Getting a meal during your flight? Before you start biting, it is highly recommended to give up the bun that is served with it. Food experts recommend not touching these…

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