found 47 audio documents tagged with Technology

Are Our Old Computers Posioning Africans?

Laura Lynch reports from Ghana for PRI's "The World."

[Find where to recycle e-waste.]

 

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Technology, Environment

Billboards that See You?

Maketplace reports that billboards that see you are in the works.  Yah!  That is wonderful news.

 

Did you know?  Billboards are illegal in the state of Vermont?  Hence, its reputation for beautiful scenery.

 

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Design, Technology

Billboards That See You?

On The Media reports that billboards that see you are in the works.

Did you know?  Billboards are illegal in the state of Vermont?  Hence, its reputation for beautiful scenery.

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Program: On the Media

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Technology, Design, Bad News

Using Cotton Candy to Save Lives?

Dr. Jason Spector joins All Things Considered to talk about how cotton candy is being used to make complex vascular architecture - a web of tissue for transplants and other medical uses.

INFO

Program: All Things Considered
Date: February, 2009

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Science, Technology

RADIO NEWS -- Behind the Scenes: NPR to Revamp Web Presence?

The Current reports that NPR is looking to the web for its future.

 

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Technology, Radio

Subversive Ring Tones

NPR story about banned ring tones in Tibet.

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Producer: Anthony Kuhn
Program: All Things Considered
Playtime: 4 minutes 32 seconds
Date: February, 2009

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Technology, Politics

Vintage: Hoberman Sphere

Studio 360 story from 2007 about the inventor of the Hoberman Sphere.

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Producer: Lu Olkowski
Program: Studio 360
Playtime: 8 minutes 29 seconds

Vintage: Hoberman Sphere

Studio 360 story from 2007 about the inevtor of the Hoberman Sphere.

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Playtime: 8 minutes 29 seconds
Date: August, 2007

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Design, Interesting, Technology

Audio Search

It's easy enough to search for video or products on Google. But it can be hard to search for audio files. This search engine (called SkreemR), while not perfect, yields some pretty good results.

A search engine for audio files(philes).

 

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Technology, Internet

Phonautograph: Recorded Sound Before Edison

This is really pretty amazing.  In March of 2008, some reseachers at Berkeley found some "recordings" by a French inventor that predated Edison.  Sounds like the guy made a device, called a phonautograph, that recorded detailed visual representation of sound.  These researchers figured out a way to turn those visual recordings into actual sounds.  They've just released a number of new audio.  It's not the best sounding stuff in the world but it's an amazing concept.

 

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Technology, Science, History

Cheap Diamonds

Marketplace talks to a 89 year old inventor who is making diamonds bigger and cheaper.

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Date: June, 2009

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Technology, Science, Interview

Internet to Uganda

I happened upon this doc from an organization called Project Focus that has the specific (yet expansive) mission "to educate, inspire, and empower local communities in Southwestern Uganda and the United States."

Interesting to think about what it must be like to have never used the internet.  I especially like the sound of a Ugandan seeing the internet for the first time toward the end of the piece.

 

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Technology

New NPR Website

In case you haven't been over to see it.  New NPR website launched a couple days ago.  This video has NPR's Scott Simon explaining the new features.  One commenter on YouTube says "This is a beautiful web site! Will this help avoid layoffs?"

 

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Design, Internet, Radio, Technology

The Alchemists of Sound

2003 BBC documentary about the Radiophonic Workshop.

Part one here. Part two is here.  Part 3Part 4.  Part 5.  Part 6.

 

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Sound Rich, Technology

Auto Tune News



Studio 360 brings the Barret Golding Story about the YouTube sensation "Auto Tune the News." Awesome!

UPDATE:  Producer Barrett Golding posted the full piece on Hearing Voices -- longer than what aired on Studio 360.  Click on "Auto Tune News" above for a link.

 

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Weird, Technology, Sound Rich

Soundprint: Teaching in the Digital Age

Soundprint looks at the burgeoning realm of high tech teaching.

 

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Technology, Education

How to Disappear in the Digital Age

On the Media reports on a Wired story that tries to find out.  And if you can find who they disappeared, you could win $5000.

 

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Technology, Internet, Crime

Pychograph!

Did you know there is a podcast called This Week in the History of Psychology?  Well there is.  It's out of York Univsersity. This episode is about the psychograph (pictutred).  The psychograph was based on the idea of phrenology.

You'll have to get past the intro and the overview of the weeks psychology history to get to the discussion of the psychograph.

 

Studio 360 goes to Theremin School

 

BBC Doc: Citizen Journalism

For better or worse?

 

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Technology, Internet

Two from BBC: Saving in China -- New Media in Kashmir

#1  "Average savings rates in China stand at around 30% and, as Chris Hogg discovers, most of that money is spent on health care."

#2 Citizen Journalism:  The wide availablity of cell phone video has changed the face of conflict and communication in Kashmir

 

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Violence, Technology, Economy

Soundprint: Cheating in College

From the site:  "Producer Jean Snedegar visits faculty and students at Duke, the University of Virginia, and other colleges to discover the underside of higher learning."

 

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Technology, Education

The World's Most Powerful Island

The Danish island of Samso creates more renewable power than it uses.

 

BBC Environmental Road Trip

The BBC's weekly environmental programme, One Planet, goes on an American road-trip. The Englishmen see big cars, generous people, and the inventor of lithium-ion batteries. All on the road to Copenhagen.

- Audio Documentary London Bureau

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Playtime: 27 minutes 2 seconds
Date: November, 2009

Sculpting Music with the Ondes Martenot

Unusual music production, plus a French accent: Winner! Radio France International looks at a predecessor to the synthesiser keyboard.

- Audio Documentary London Bureau

 

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Technology, Music

Music on the Brain

Elizabeth Hauke's documentary 'The Sound of Disease "examines the use of sound in the diagnosis of disease, and features the ground-breaking work of Prof Dan Lloyd, who converts the data in brain scans into music to identify otherwise 'invisible' diseases."

Elizabeth Hauke is an independent radio presenter and producer of Short Science (www.shortscience.co.uk), a weekly science radio show and podcast. She also makes freelance packages and documentaries.

 

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Enjoy.

 

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Sound Rich, Technology, Weird

Third Coast Staff Picks

Keep and eye on Third Coast International Audio Festival's "Staff Picks" in the lower right hand corner of their newly designed website.  Recent picks have included pics of record grooves under and electron microscope.

And this:

"The german Alfred-Wegener-Institute is transmitting a MP3-livestream from Antarctica. They put four hydrophones 70 m underneath the shelf ice and 90 m above the ocean ground through drilled holes in the thick ice sheet. In close proximity to the open water the microphones catch the calls of sea mammals living in this remote region."

 

 

 

iPoison Workers

Workers in China get severe nerve damage at a factory that makes touch screens for Apple.  Workers claim that the poisoning -- from an illegal chemical used to increase the speed of manufacture -- occurred on the floor that makes iPhones.
Apple will not comment.

 

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Technology, Environment

Vegetable Violence

Vegetable Violence from tim prebble on Vimeo.

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Playtime: 1 minute 45 seconds

NPR of THE FUTURE!

This NPR video gives an insight into how the station is modernising NPRness. Click the "More on NPR.org" link to view it.

 

 

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Playtime: 3 minutes 31 seconds

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Technology, Radio

Rock-bots in Disguise

Power Tools and Guitar Amps! from Mike Niederquell on Vimeo.

A little insight into creating the sounds of transformers – those trucks and planes and whatnot that become robots. Close your eyes and it's like they're changing in front of you.

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Playtime: 1 minute 30 seconds

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Technology, Sound Rich, Design

The Birdie Song

The artist Marcus Coates recorded the dawn chorus in English woodlands; he then slowed down the recordings, and filmed human singers perform the newly approachable songs in everyday English settings. Then, he speeded the footage back up again.  The sound is extraordianary – and in this case, so is the video. 

 

Audio Documentary Europe

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Playtime: 5 minutes 40 seconds

Heard long ago, and never heard

A man describes having a cochlear implant and hearing birdsong for the first time; another recalls the sounds of Britain during World War II. Two items in BBC Radio 4's take on citizen journalism, iPM. 

 

Audio Documentary Europe

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Playtime: 24 minutes
Date: September, 2010

NPR's Very Own Radio

PC Mag review's the NPR radio:

"With access to more than 800 NPR stations, 20,000 Internet radio stations, and Pandora, Livio's Radio isn't your dad's table-top radio"

Do you really need 800 NPR stations, though?  8... Hundred...  If you are in an iron lung, this is the radio for you.

David Maxon AD - Hanoi

 

Long Form for Short Attention Spans

Some of the masters of long form story telling were on hand at The New School in NYC for a panel hosted by Pro Publica. I watched the first 45 seconds. It was okay. Just kidding. They promise to have the whole video posted today sometime. So put down your smart phone, get off facebook, stop your tweeting and listen, whippersnappers. In the mean time I found it here:

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Date: March, 2011

The Shuttle blasts off into history

An audio montage of the high and low points of NASA’s 50-year mission of discovery.

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Playtime: 5 minutes 28 seconds

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Technology, Science, History

Life-Saving Sounds

Instead of beeping sounds, hospitals may soon have monitors that play music to alert changes in patients' conditions and even track diseases.

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Playtime: 5 minutes 59 seconds

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Technology, Science, Music

Energizer Flickering LED Candle Lights Review

Energizer LED Candle Review by beschizza

The Energizer Flickering LED Candle Lights moved Boingboing reviewer Rob Beschizza so much he could express his feelings only through audio. His feelings are clear…

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Playtime: 1 minute 58 seconds

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Technology, Design, Bad News

Follow @AudioDocs on Twitter

Be like Radiolab, On The Media, Public Radio International, RTE DocOnOne, PRX, Third Coast Festival and many more. Join us on Twitter @AudioDocs! You could win 1 MILLION DOLLARS (not from us but, you know, you could somehow).

 

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Technology, Radio, Internet

AD Hearts AF

After three years of linking in the wilderness, AudioDocumentary.org has company! We would like to offer a full-throated endorsement to the new audio curating site, Audiofiles. In case you haven't seen it (or read about it), Audiofiles is similar in concept to AudioDocumentary.org in that it is an independant site that curates links to radio and audio pieces available free online (you'll even see a number of things AD has featured on there). It doesn't feature any original content like AD and perhaps tends more toward main-stream American public radio ala NPR. Audiofiles, however, adds crowd-sourcing via Twitter integration so that the curating spigot is turned to 11. It also allows users to save links by signing in with Twitter. It's a cool twist on the idea of audio links curating and we hope everyone will check it out!

 

Give Me Your Answer Do

This American Life's gutsy and thorough, 1-hour redaction of their wildly popular episode "Mr. Daisey Goes to the Apple Factory." An insightful and probing meditation on the difference between fact and fiction. TAL lays out its own mistakes nakedly and outlines everything they can discern about the story's truth or falsity.

 

You can hear the original story (removed from the TAL website) here.

 

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Technology, Radio, Interesting, Asia

Electro-nature

Sound artist Anders Dahl "[S]pent 4 years creating this piece of birds and insects and other animals; using only speakers, toys and other mechanical devices."

 

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Technology, Music, Art

via @tinebeat: Alex Graham Bell F-Bomb?

From Smithsonian.com: "You can decide yourself what you think they're saying but it does sound like they're disappointed." [watch to end]

 

Ghost of Podcast Past

You don't have to go that far back to find quaint explanations of podcasting that sound like late-80s reports trying to describe the internet. Check this one out from CNN, 2006.

 

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Technology, Radio, Internet