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The Borderlands of Science on Vimeo


The good folks at Borderlands Science Research Foundation have relaunched their web presence with a nice collection of modernized websites. They have also gotten into the social networking sphere with Facebook, Twitter and a channel on Vimeo which features a number of videos about Duncan and the studio.

God particle signal simulated as sound

The Higgs boson particleScientists have simulated the sounds set to be made by sub-atomic particles such as the Higgs boson when they are produced at the Large Hadron Collider.

Their aim is to develop a means for physicists at Cern to "listen to the data" and pick out the Higgs particle if and when they finally detect it.

Dr Lily Asquith modelled data from the giant Atlas experiment at the LHC.

She worked with sound engineers to convert data expected from collisions at the LHC into sounds.

If the energy is close to you, you will hear a low pitch and if it's further away you hear a higher pitch, the particle physicist told BBC News. If it's lots of energy it will be louder and if it's just a bit of energy it will be quieter.

( Via BBC News - God particle signal is simulated as sound )

the Cloud Project

the Cloud Project by Zoe Papadopoulou and Cathrine Kramer

the Cloud Project Van

Developments in nanotechnology and planetary-scale engineering point to new possibilities for us to conform the global environment to our needs. These advances combined with a dream to make clouds snow ice cream have inspired a series of experiments that look at ways to alter the composition of clouds to make new and delicious sensory experiences. Using ice-cream as a catalyst for interesting dialogue, the project’s focus is to welcome people into a mobile space that sits outside institutions, letting new audiences experience and imagine emerging scientific developments and their consequences.

the Cloud Project Van byline
the Cloud Project Van byline


Radionic Socks

Radionic socks are available again from manufacturer Ozone Socks.

Radionics is a universally accepted term for an alternative technology used to cure or prevent disease. The Radionic circuit on our healing sock was devised by Duncan Laurie from alternative technology that has been in use for over 100 years. The tattoos should be placed on the body and rubbed until a connection occurs. Instructions included.
Ozone makes no medical claim in connection with the Healing Radionic Sock. Let us know how you make out.

Music from a Bonsai

Music from a Bonsai

I always liked bonsai trees, and I was curious to try the approach I used for "Music from a Tree" on a smaller scale, so I bought a bonsai and recorded this little experimental piece.

To determine the key I used the lowest note I could play and recorded the rest around it. Besides playing the leaves, I used bows of different sizes, a piano hammer and a paint brush.

As far as microphones I used my Røde NT6, a customized stethoscope and tiny MEAS piezo transducers.

Lots of other interesting projects Diego's site.

(Via swissmiss & Music of Sound)