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Rap Music Powers New Medical Devices

Music Powered Medical Devices Rap Music Powers New Medical DevicesResearchers at Purdue University have developed a new type of implantable pressure sensor, which is powered by acoustic vibrations such as those that come from music,and particularly rap music, due to it’s heavy driving bass beats.

In hopes of treating people affected by aneurisms, incontinence due to paralysis, researchers at the Purdue University have developed a new medical sensor in the form of a vibrating cantilever which is activated by frequencies in the range of 200-500 hertz. Frequencies in this range cause the cantilever to vibrate, creating energy which is then stored in a capacitor for later use.

“The music reaches the correct frequency only at certain times, for example, when there is a strong bass component,” Babak Ziaie, a Purdue University professor of electrical & computer bioengineering and biomedical engineering, explains “The acoustic energy from the music can pass through body tissue, causing the cantilever to vibrate.” page go Rap Music Powers New Medical Devices Continue reading Rap Music Powers New Medical Devices »

Paul McCartney Now Creating Music for Video Games

Paul McCartney Beatles Paul McCartney Now Creating Music for Video GamesSir. Paul McCartney is working on a track for a video game, suggesting that video games are a great way to reach out to young people with music.

Paul McCartney, is putting a new twist into his latest work. Instead of new composing music for a album or film, one of his most recent pieces will be composed for a computer video game, which is currently unnamed. page go Paul McCartney Now Creating Music for Video Games Continue reading Paul McCartney Now Creating Music for Video Games »

Bruce Springsteen’s 17th Album “Wreaking Ball” & US Tour Announced

bruce springsteen Bruce Springsteens 17th Album Wreaking Ball & US Tour AnnouncedBruce Springsteen’s 17th album titled “Wrecking Ball“, is scheduled for release March 6, 2012 in the USA (March 5th in the UK), with an accompanying tour also in the works.  Springsteen’s latest work, an 11 track EP, was produced was produced by mufti-platinum record producer Ron Aniello, who has previously worked with artists including Candlebox, Lifehouse, Barenaked Ladies, Jars of Clay and other top artists. page go Bruce Springsteens 17th Album Wreaking Ball & US Tour Announced Continue reading Bruce Springsteen’s 17th Album “Wreaking Ball” & US Tour Announced »

“An Evening With Yanni” North America Tour

an evening with yanni An Evening With Yanni North America TourStarting on April 17th, jazz keyboardist and composer, Yanni (Yiannis Hrysomallis) will be commencing a fourth month tour titled “An Evening with Yanni” visiting a variety of states and provinces within the United States and Canada.

The tour “An Evening with Yanni” will include Yanni’s music from his most recent album Truth of Touch, released in 2011, which includes top hits “Truth of Touch”, “Guilty Pleasure” and “O Luce Che Brilla Nell’oscurità”. page go An Evening With Yanni North America Tour Continue reading “An Evening With Yanni” North America Tour »

Rock Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland

Rock Hall of Fame Rock Hall of Fame and Museum in ClevelandThe Rock Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland opened the doors to it’s new library and archives on Jan 17th, which will provide fans and scholars alike access to historic tidbits relating to the history of Rock music. Rock treasures include everything from personal letters from Mick Jagger, Madonna and Aretha Franklin, a handwritten song list for a concert by Elvis Presley, to video of the Rolling Stones 1981-1982 tour.

The collection, which is housed in four-story, $12 million dollar building, includes more than 3,500 books, 1,400 audio recordings and 270 videos. The Library also houses many photos, albums and covers, oral histories, scrapbooks and more for the public’s viewing pleasure from top artists in the history of rock. page go Rock Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland Continue reading Rock Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland »

Rihanna & Coldplay Rock “Princess of China” Live at the Grammys

Rihanna Grammys Rihanna & Coldplay Rock Princess of China Live at the Grammys Rihanna announced that she and Coldplay, who recently collaborated on “Princess of China” from ColdPlay’s new Mylo Xyloto album, would be playing together on stage during this years annual Grammy Awards. This year marks the e 54th annual Grammy Awards, scheduled for Februrary 12th, and will mark the first time Rihanna and Coldplay perform together live.

“My friends @ColdPlay and I will be sharing the stage for a performance at this years Annual Grammy Awards!”, tweeted Rihanna, who received four nominations this year. page go Rihanna & Coldplay Rock Princess of China Live at the Grammys  Continue reading Rihanna & Coldplay Rock “Princess of China” Live at the Grammys »

Pop Blowing Rock Out of the Water in Britain

The Rock music genre is slipping, and Pop music has come to take it’s place.

BPIlogo Pop Blowing Rock Out of the Water in BritainThanks to artists such as Lady Gaga and Adele, the Pop Music genre has surpassed the Rock Music genre for sales in 2011. In 2011 alone, Lady Gaga brought in an astounding $90 million in earnings, and Adele has covered the billboards with hit albums 21 at #1 and 19 at #4. Big hitting album sales such as this have pushed Pop music forward in the charts covering one third of the market (33.6%), up almost 3% from 2010 performance. page go Pop Blowing Rock Out of the Water in Britain Continue reading Pop Blowing Rock Out of the Water in Britain »

 
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