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Friday: September 11, 2009

Twenty odd musical instruments that you can actually play online.Twenty odd musical instruments that you can actually play online.

A neat gallery of playable instruments (must have Adobe Flash to actually play instruments) by inventor Harry Partch. According to Wikipedia, Partch invented and constructed instruments that could underscore the intoning voice.

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Tuesday: August 25, 2009

A list of eight brilliant inventors who still happen to be in high school.A list of eight brilliant inventors who still happen to be in high school.

Take 18-year-old Philip Streich. His method for untangling carbon nanotubes may well pave the way to the creation of a space elevator. Daniel Asturius’s geothermal energy generator could produce three times as much power as a nuclear plant.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 9:21 AM | Tags (4) | highschool | inventors | popsci | young |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Les Paul, guitar legend, passes away at 94.Les Paul, guitar legend, passes away at 94.

...the guitarist and inventor who changed the course of music with the electric guitar and multitrack recording and had a string of hits, many with wife Mary Ford, died on Thursday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 1:37 PM | Tags (5) | electric | guitar | inventor | lespaul | music |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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