Mythbusters: Busted! – Farewell to Kari, Tory and Grant

In a video announcement after last night’s show, Mythbusters hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman announced that Kari Byron, Tory Bellici and Grant Imahara would not be returning to the show next season. Adam & Jamie said that they were ‘going back to their origins’ as the only hosts next season, while Kari tweeted that

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Please Speak Into the Plant – The Visual Microphone from MIT

An astonishing piece of research from the folks at MIT CSAIL was announced for SIGGRAPH 2014. The paper from Davis et al (Abe Davis and Michael Rubinstein and Neal Wadhwa and Gautham Mysore and Fredo Durand and William T. Freeman), entitled The Visual Microphone – Passive Recovery of Sound From Video, shows how they were

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Musical Training Gives you ‘Super Ears’

A new study has concluded that musical training gives listeners better frequency selection abilities, particularly at higher frequencies. The study titled ‘Psychophysical auditory filter estimates reveal sharper cochlear tuning in musicians’ (J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 136, EL33 (2014);) suggested that “Increased cochlear tuning (i.e., auditory filter resolution) in musicians would help explain their enhanced pitch

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