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The Monochord

Pythagoras in School of Athens    A monochord is an ancient musical and scientific laboratory instrument. It is also the class-name for any musical stringed instrument having only one string (such as the Vietnamese Đàn bầu). The word “monochord” comes … Continue reading

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Delving Deeper into the Subject of Binaural Beats

Scheme showing the course of the fibers of the lemniscus; medial lemniscus in blue, lateral in red. (Superior olivary nucleus is labeled at center right.) The superior olivary nucleus is considered part of the pons and is a part of … Continue reading

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Binaural beats by Wiki(updated April 2016)

A binaural beat is an auditory illusion perceived when two different pure-tone sine waves, both with frequencies lower than 1500 Hz, with less than a 40 Hz difference between them, are presented to a listener dichotically, that is one through each ear.[1] … Continue reading

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A Musical Score on Particles?

Schema created by Vicinanza with an example bubble chamber particle track, which has been converted into a melody and then orchestrated as music. Image courtesy Domenico Vicinanza. Positrons – antiparticles of electrons, a trillionth of a meter in size – … Continue reading

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Music of Hemispheres

Hearing Colors, Tasting Shapes By Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Edward M. Hubbard Modern scientists have known about synesthesia since 1880, when Francis Galton, a cousin of Charles Darwin, published a paper in Nature on the phenomenon. But most have brushed … Continue reading

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PLATO:Mathematician or Mystic ?

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty, a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and … Continue reading

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Understanding the Tonal

Sir Isaac Newton So, you have your units, and the powers of ten? Distances shorter than 1 µm 1 micrometre (micron)Items with lengths between 1-10 µm (microns)1.55 µm — wavelength of light used in optical fibre6 µm — anthrax spore6-8 … Continue reading

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Raphael the Painter

By ‘dilating’ and ‘expanding’ the scope of our attention we not only discover that ‘form is emptiness’ (the donut has a hole), but also that ’emptiness is form’ (objects precipitate out of the larger ‘space’) – to use Buddhist terminology. … Continue reading

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CNO and the Law of Octaves

“String theory—the hot topic in physics for the past 20 years—is a dead-end, says Smolin, one of the founders of Canada’s Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics and himself a lapsed string theorist. In fact, he (and others) argue convincingly, string … Continue reading

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Quantum Hall Effect

This article below was set in motion by Stefan’s article,”Pencils, Black Holes, and the Klein Paradox”, at Backreaction. B will have to offer her perspective on the blackhole analogy. I offer mine.:) The fractional quantum Hall effect continues to be … Continue reading

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