25
Apr
2016

Old computer storage tech gets a job driving novel guitar stomp

The Echo Floppy Disc delay unit from Clouds Hill FX

Having a guitar sound repeat once or more can be a powerful playing weapon, and has been used to great, ahem, effect by axe gods like Brian May and Jimmy Page for a good many years. Before digital stomps wrapped the effect up in a pedalboard-friendly box, players would gun for looped tape machines like the Echoplex and Space Echo. Now technicians from a German music company have come up with an oddball analog echo effects unit that generates the delay effect using a 3.5-inch floppy disc.

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Category: Music

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25
Apr
2016

Cassini image captures phantom rings

Saturn's rings appear to criss-cross themselves in a new Cassini image

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured a stunning, and seemingly impossible view of Saturn's iconic ring system intersecting with a second set of phantom rings. The image was snapped using the probe's narrow-angle camera on Feb. 11, 2016.

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Category: Space

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25
Apr
2016

Compound reverses symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s in fruit flies

The researchers tested the new method on fruit flies genetically altered to model the diseases

Neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's are extremely widespread, affecting millions of people across the planet, but treatments are limited, and there's currently no cure available. New work is showing promise in the development of a new treatment, with scientists identifying a compound that can reverse symptoms of the diseases. The method hasn't been tested on human patients just yet, but it's been found to be effective in genetically modified fruit flies.

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Category: Medical

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25
Apr
2016

How to remove Adobe Flash from your Mac

The succession of vulnerabilities found in Adobe’s Flash Player shows no signs of dying down: not a month goes by without Adobe releasing another yet emergency update for Flash to patch a bunch of newly discovered vulnerabilities (measuring in the dozens). Some of them can be pretty nasty as they introduce new attack vectors for spyware, […]

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