A truly smart home would be able to recognise the sound of an alarm and alert the home owner via their mobile device if they happened to be out. A truly smart home should also be able to recognise the sound of a window breaking, and in addition to alerting the absent homeowner, play loud music and turn on the lights to scare off any intruders.
Before seeing any performance, I quite like the idea of not knowing a great deal about the story or production beforehand
For many of us, the hooting, hollering and howling we hear on Britain's coast are a key part our childhood experiences. The British Library, National Trust for Scotland and National Trust's Sounds of our Shores project brings us closer to our coast, and the wildlife and people that help to shape it.
You hear that song. The notes feel like they are inside you, coursing through your blood stream straight to the heart, pumped round and round again, syncing with the sound of your own heart beat. You feel different.
In the vastness of space nobody can hear you scream, unless of course you're a gas giant and you have winds of up to 360km
Mad Catz have a new premium headset - the F.R.E.Q.9, and I managed to get my hands on the first set in the UK to play with!
Gong meditations, a type of Sound therapy, have been around for thousands of years as a way of healing. It is said that this particular therapy aids in stress reduction, breaking up emotional blockages within each person that practices this technique.
This video by YouTube user and musician Brasspup shows us one of life's little moments where science and art can become one
Plants absorb, diffract and reflect sound. The balance varies with the frequency at which the sound is generated and the room's physical properties.
A research team at Disney has created a so-called 'magical' microphone which can transmit sound secretly between two people
What I love about good film music is the use of silence and space. The medium allows for that. When you're writing to accompany an image you can stretch a piece in ways that wouldn't work in stand alone music; maybe leaving gaps of twenty or thirty seconds between phrases, using background sounds, or bits of dialogue as connectors.
So what can we get from a Wardwesân reading? It either sounds good, or it doesn't; without the expert guidance of Frédéric Werst, the sense of the sounds is a closed book. It's an anti-intentionalist's nightmare. It's also, perhaps, in one reading - and whether you find this liberating or disturbing will depend on a number of criteria - a logical extension of what we do as writers when we put together sounds into words, and those words into poems.
This week is Tinnitus Awareness Week 2012 and, as ambassador for the British Tinnitus Association, I am bound to tell you that this year our focus is on GPs... there are GPs out there who really need to raise their games when it comes to this condition.