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violin

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Can technology improve the sound of 300-year-old violins?

The Audiophiliac discusses the state of the art of violin making with a master builder.

By May 1, 2013

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Spider silk spun into superior violin strings

After 35 years of research, a Japanese scientist has discovered a way to create violin strings from spider silk — and the results are amazing.

By March 5, 2012

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PayPal dispute ends in destruction of violin

Buyer contests the authenticity of a purportedly rare violin, and the payment processor instructs him to smash it, raising the ire of the seller.

By January 4, 2012

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$1.9 million violin stolen: Great ad for Windows Phone?

World-renowned violinist Min-Jin Kym has her $1.9 million Stradivarius stolen in a sandwich shop. A shop worker says Kym and her companion were too busy staring into iPhones and computers to notice the theft.

By December 7, 2010

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Violinist has brain surgery, fiddles throughout

Professional musician Roger Frisch played his violin during brain surgery to correct hand tremors so that surgeons could gauge its efficacy.

By August 17, 2014

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Toyota bot says no to violence, yes to violins

Toyota recently showcased an amazingly smooth robot that plays the violin, as well as helper robots for the elderly and the disabled.

By December 6, 2007

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Astonishing hi-fi components, designed and built in Oregon

If the Coffman Labs G1-A stereo preamplifier sounds like it was designed by a physicist who also plays violin, well, it was!

By November 17, 2013

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Down the Dumper: Plucky TomTom and Sky+HD crushed under Apple and Microsoft's jackboots

Tune up your sympathetic violin and get your Super Tear-Soaking Tissues at the ready, because it's time to wave farewell to the tech that didn't make it through to the Greatest Gadget final.

By December 6, 2010

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'Sherlock' collector dolls look for tiny clues

Re-enact your favorite scenes from the hit British show with these fully articulated and highly detailed figures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson.

By April 16, 2014

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Practice your scales with the Fred Musical Straws

The Fred & Friends Wet My Whistle Musical Straws add musical accompaniment to a regular drinking glass. With practice, of course.

By August 26, 2014