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Music - Astronomy / Space Science - 05.04.2019
Music for space
Music for space
5 April 2019 Music has long been known to affect people's mood. A certain tune can lift you up or bring you to tears, make you focus, relax or even run faster. Now a study is investigating how the power of music may improve human performance in one of the most stressful and alien environments we know - space.

Environment - Music - 05.04.2019
Music consumption has unintended economic and environmental costs
Music consumption has unintended economic and environmental costs, according to new research published today (Monday 8 April 2019) in the run-up to worldwide Record Store Day. The price consumers have been willing to pay for listening to recorded music has never been lower, while the environmental impact of listening to music has never been higher, researchers have found.

Physics - Music - 14.03.2019
Exotic "second sound" phenomenon observed in pencil lead
At relatively balmy temperatures, heat behaves like sound when moving through graphite, study reports. The next time you set a kettle to boil, consider this scenario: After turning the burner off, instead of staying hot and slowly warming the surrounding kitchen and stove, the kettle quickly cools to room temperature and its heat hurtles away in the form of a boiling-hot wave.

Music - Physics - 27.02.2019
Snapshot technique helps scientists 'hear' the quantum world
Snapshot technique helps scientists ’hear’ the quantum world
When scientists examine very small and swift objects they see the laws of physics working wildly differently than in the everyday “normal-sized” world. Observing these counterintuitive happenings in larger objects has always been difficult, but University of Queensland physicists - part of an Austrian/UK research team - have created a new technique to make the observation of quantum movement much easier.

Music - 23.01.2019
Famous freak wave recreated in lab mirrors Hokusai’s ’Great Wave’
A team of researchers based at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh have recreated for the first time the famous Draupner freak wave measured in the North Sea in 1995. The Draupner wave was one of the first confirmed observations of a freak wave in the ocean; it was observed on the 1st of January 1995 in the North Sea by measurements made on the Draupner Oil Platform.