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Rap Music Powers New Medical Devices

Medical Devices Powered by MusicResearchers 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 Continue reading Rap Music Powers New Medical Devices »

Paul McCartney Now Creating Music for Video Games

Paul McCartneySir. 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 Continue reading Paul McCartney Now Creating Music for Video Games »

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

Bruce SpringsteenBruce 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 Continue reading Bruce Springsteen’s 17th Album “Wreaking Ball” & US Tour Announced »

“An Evening With Yanni” North America Tour

Starting 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 Continue reading “An Evening With Yanni” North America Tour »

Rock Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland

Rock Hall of FameThe 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 Continue reading Rock Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland »

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

Rihanna & ColdPlay Perform Live at GrammysRihanna 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 Continue reading Rihanna & Coldplay Rock “Princess of China” Live at the Grammys »

Country Star Taylor Swift Heading to Theaters?

Taylor SwiftIt looks like 2012 will be a big year for country star Taylor Swift, whom, according to BroadwayWorld, has recently been offered the role of Eponine in Les Miserables.

While there has been no word just yet if Taylor has accepted the role in the upcoming film adaption, if she chooses to she will be joining talent which includes Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert, Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Tony-winner Eddie Redmayne as Marius. page_go Continue reading Country Star Taylor Swift Heading to Theaters? »

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