MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS

November 2021 Newsletter: Compos(t)ing Music

Music is remarkable in the emotional and sometimes personal responses it elicits, especially if one considers its simple foundations: manipulations of tone, pitch, rhythm, and dynamics. While we typically equate music with human compositions made with traditional instruments, music can

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October 2021 Newsletter: Wahhhhhhhhts the Matter?

Through the work of Darwin and subsequent related studies, evidence supports that the emotional state of humans can be recognized through the characteristics of their vocalizations. While adults may have more control over how they react, babies tend to show their

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August 2021 Newsletter: Science or Snake Oil?

The audiophile world is replete with dubious products that claim to provide ultra-high fidelity sound with eye-popping price tags accompanying them. But what has research shown? Has anyone been able to apply scientific principles to find methods within this madness?

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July 2021 Newsletter: The Cat’s Meow

2020 was a tough year for almost all of us, but the pandemic may have been one of the best things to happen to shelter animals as many were adopted to combat the loneliness and isolation of shelter-in-place orders. While

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June 2021 Newsletter: Not So Good Vibrations

The effects of vibration in buildings and other structures are well catalogued – from interfering with the calibration of lab equipment to catastrophic collapse. However, vibration can affect more than just buildings in harmful ways; prolonged exposure to vibration can

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