Physics of Wrecking Balls: The Viability of a Miley Cyrus Song

Another new basic physics investigation from the University of Leicester: “The Viability of Coming In Like a Wrecking Ball,” David McDonagh [pictured here], Journal of Interdisciplinary Science Topics, vol. 3, March 2014. (Thanks to @IanVisits for bringing this to our attention.) The author, at the University of Leicester, reports: ” A pop song that made the […]

Robots speech – Japanese pneumatic style

There are now several well-established ways to create artificial voices – some take a purely electronic approach, while others, like Professor Hideyuki Sawada at Kagawa University, Japan, have explored electro-mechanical methods. The video above shows how pneumatically-driven artificial lips, tongues, voicebox and nasal resonating cavities might simulate speech. Unfortunately, the mpeg videos linked-to via the […]