from the good-sound-walls-make-good-neighbors dept.
disco_tracy writes "Imagine a room where a band is playing. Neighbors can't hear the music, but if someone outside the room is talking, the musicians can hear it. The concept — a kind of one-way mirror for sound — seems imaginary, but two Italian scientists recently pushed this kind of sound manipulating technology closer to reality (abstract)."
"More software projects have gone awry for lack of calendar time than for all
other causes combined."
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