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violin

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This strange and beautiful object is a 3D-printed violin

A 3D-printed violin is just one of a suite of instruments designed to provide a collaborative experience exploring our relationship with sound.

By March 3, 2015

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Tomorrow Daily 135: Biodegradable robots working in your body, the Godzilla Hotel and more

On today's show, Khail and Ashley marvel at tiny robots made to collect samples inside your body and dissolve after they're done, start saving up to stay at the Godzilla Hotel in Tokyo, and show you a retired engineer's violin-playing robot.

By February 25, 2015

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Tomorrow Daily 135: Biodegradable robots working in your body, the Godzilla Hotel and more

John Hopkins University scientists are currently working on what they're calling "micrograbbers" made of hydrogel and stiff polymers. Someday, they hope to send these tiny objects into your body to perform procedures that might otherwise be invasive.

By February 25, 2015

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The world's new strongest natural material: Limpet teeth

Step aside, spider silk: the strongest material in the world can be found inside the mouths of rock-dwelling marine gastropods.

By February 18, 2015

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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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Forget flares. Next time you're in trouble, send up a balloon

A device now seeking funding on Kickstarter offers a better way to get help when you need it -- by sending a helium balloon 150 feet in the air.

By November 21, 2014

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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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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

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Google's 'pirates' tell Pixar-inspired stories to showcase tech

Regina Dugan of Google's skunkworks division gave an update on projects Ara and Tango, but it was a Disney-styled animation that stole the show at Google I/O.

By June 26, 2014

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Turn found sounds into sweet music with Sequence

Transform the sound of an espresso steaming or a bike chain clicking into cool compositions with a new app from Incident.

By May 14, 2014