Midnight In The Desert — music

Sad News For Art Bell's Return To Internet Streaming

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Sad News For Art Bell's Return To Internet Streaming

From Art's FB page: I have some very sad news to report, barring some sort of miracle there will be NO Dark Matter Radio show. Here is why: I will be unable to use ANY Bumper music, I will be unable to use any Theme music. The cost of using even the small amount that I use in my show stops us cold. Both Keith and I have talked this to death and there is no way around it. Yes I could do the show with no music but I will not because it was part of the very soul...

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Space Oddity by Commander Chris Hadfield

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Space Oddity by Commander Chris Hadfield

A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station. (Note: This video cannot be reproduced and is licensed for online music use only.) With thanks to Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran, Andrew Tidby and Evan Hadfield for all their hard work. Captioning kindly provided by CHS (www.chs.ca) Find out more: Twitter: twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield Facebook: www.facebook.com/AstronautChrisHadfield?­­fref=ts Google+: plus.google.com/113978637743265603454/po­­sts/p/pub

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Research Suggests We Could Recognize and Appreciate Alien Music

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Research Suggests We Could Recognize and Appreciate Alien Music

When we think about the reality of meeting an extraterrestrial race, we often think about the difficulty, and sometimes supposed impossibility, of communicating or even recognizing that communication was being attempted. We wonder, also, how we could recognize a culture completely outside of our frames of reference. Could we even identify alien artwork, let alone appreciate it? Could we recognize alien music, if they indeed had a concept of music? A paper published in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that humans would be able to recognize and appreciate alien music due to our ability to process language, provided that it...

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Singing road strikes wrong chord with Dutch villagers

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Singing road strikes wrong chord with Dutch villagers

Take the highway past the Dutch village of Jelsum and the road will play you a tune. Created by strategically laid “rumble strips” as a way of livening up journeys across the flat landscape, the novelty has worn thin for locals who say the constant droning melody is driving them mad. The tune is created when car byres drive over the strips - which are usually deployed at the side of major roads to warn drivers they are straying off course. If hit at the correct speed - the 60 kph (40 mph) limit - the road will sing out...

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Astrophysicists convert moons and rings of Saturn into music

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Astrophysicists convert moons and rings of Saturn into music

After centuries of looking with awe and wonder at the beauty of Saturn and its rings, we can now listen to them, thanks to the efforts of astrophysicists at the University of Toronto (U of T). "To celebrate the Grand Finale of NASA's Cassini mission next month, we converted Saturn's moons and rings into two pieces of music," says astrophysicist Matt Russo, a postdoctoral researcher at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) in the Faculty of Arts & Science at U of T. The conversion to music is made possible by orbital resonances, which occur when two objects execute...

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