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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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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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'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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Cadenza: You play, and a full orchestra plays with you

Dream of playing along with world-class symphonies? Now, a Harvard-backed app heads to your mobile device to give you instant portable orchestral backup that adjusts to your playing in real time.

By March 18, 2014

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Resident Evil, Onimusha composer admits he didn't write his music

The deaf composer known as "Japan's Beethoven" has admitted that he has been hiring a ghost composer for more than 10 years.

By February 5, 2014

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NASA's Voyager sends back freaky sound of interstellar space

Let's just say that the composers of '50s-era sci-fi soundtracks weren't all that wide of the mark.

By September 12, 2013

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Imitone converts your voice into instruments

Music composition software Imitone converts the notes you sing into MIDI signals in real-time that can then be converted into the sound of any instrument you have sampled.

By March 13, 2014