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  1. Last 7 days
    1. with their habits. Sometimes I heard four or five at once in different parts of the wood, by accident one a bar behind another, and so near me that I distinguished not only the cluck after each note, but often that singular buzzing sound like a fly in a spider’s web, only prop

      i think he compare wood to natural, Just like he heard four or five different sounds from wood, Natural is also crowded with different sounds.

  2. Jun 2019
    1. MelNet: A Generative Model for Audio in the Frequency Domain

      本文的主要贡献如下:

      • 提出了 MelNet。一个语谱图的生成模型,它结合了细粒度的自回归模型和多尺度生成过程,能够同时捕获局部和全局的结构。

      • 展示了 MelNet 在长程依赖性上卓越的性能。

      • 展示了 MelNet 在多种音频生成任务上优秀的能力:无条件语音生成任务、音乐生成任务、文字转语音合成任务。而且在这些任务上,MelNet 都是端到端的实现。

  3. Jan 2019
    1. Acoustic archaeologists have found that images areoften placed carefully for particular sounds and echoes, underscoring the point that ancientpeoples explored the full potential of the cave environment, including its deep darkness andunique sonic properties.

      This is dope, and it makes me think of the ways in which spaces/places of worship are also spaces/places where acoustic performances happen (sermons, singing of religious songs).

  4. Dec 2018
    1. Deep Neural Networks for Automatic Classification of Anesthetic-Induced Unconsciousness

      spatio-temporo-spectral features.

    2. Using Convolutional Neural Networks to Classify Audio Signal in Noisy Sound Scenes

      先辨别信号位置,再过滤出信号,这和 LIGO 找event波形的套路很像~ ;又看到 RNN与CNN 结合起来的应用~

    3. Sound Event Detection Using Spatial Features and Convolutional Recurrent Neural Network.

      输入数据是多通道音频信号,网络是结合了CNN 和 LSTM。

  5. Nov 2018
    1. Interpretable Convolutional Filters with SincNet

      一篇值得我高度关注的 paper,来自 AI 三巨头之一 Yoshua Bengio!其背后的核心是将数字信号处理DSP中卷积的激励函数(滤波器)进行了重新设计,不仅会保留了卷积的特性(线性性+时间平移不变性)还在滤波器上添加待学习参数来学习合适的高低频截断位置。

    2. Stochastic Adaptive Neural Architecture Search for Keyword Spotting

      一篇讲 identifying keywords in a real-time audio stream 的 paper。这和引力波探测中的数据处理很接近哦~!此文提出 end-end 的“随机自适应神经构架搜寻” (SANAS) 实现高效准确的训练效果。这显然对 real-time 特点的类型数据应用带来启发。FYI:人家源码还开放了。。。

    3. WaveGlow: A Flow-based Generative Network for Speech Synthesis

      一篇来自 NVIDIA 的小文。提出的实时生成网络 WaveGlow 结合了 Glow 和 WaveNet 的特点,实现了更快速高效准确的语音合成。

    4. Whispered-to-voiced Alaryngeal Speech Conversion with Generative Adversarial Networks

      这是一篇用 GAN 来做 Voiced Speech Restoration 的,并且使用了作者自己提出的 speech enhancement using GANs (SEGAN) 。

      于我而言,亮点有二:

      1. 数据是时序语音
      2. 利用 GAN 对语音的增强效果似乎对降噪有些启发
      3. 网络结构图画的蛮好看的:

    5. End-to-end music source separation: is it possible in the waveform domain?

      讨论的是 Music source separation 问题。

      作者认为前人基于spectrogram的输入数据都忽略了相位信息,所以提出了直接waveform-based的模型得到了明显更好的效果。

    1. Here's How to Tell if You Have a Cold or the Flu

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  6. Jun 2018
    1. Hurricanes Are Moving Slower—And That's a Huge Problem

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  7. May 2018
    1. In a Warming West, theRio Grande Is Drying Up

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  8. Feb 2018
    1. Satellite observations show sea levels rising, and climate change is accelerating it

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  9. Jan 2018
    1. Arctic’s Winter Sea Ice Drops to Its Lowest Recorded Level

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    1. Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year

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  10. Nov 2017
    1. From the perspective of a musician, anything that is capable of producing sound is a potential instrument for musical exploitation. What we perceive as sound are vibrations (sound waves) traveling through a medium (usually air) that are captured by the ear and converted into electrochemical signals that are sent to the brain to be processed. Since sound is a wave, it has all of the properties attributed to any wave, and these attributes are the four elements that define any and all sounds. They are the frequency, amplitude, wave form and duration, or in musical terms, pitch, dynamic, timbre (tone color), and duration.

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  11. Oct 2017
    1. sound effects

      One of my favorite sound effects in movies is called the "Shepard's Tone" and I consider it's impact as an aural mode to be surprisingly effective.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVWTQcZbLgY

      This video explains how Hans Zimmer composed the soundtrack of the movie "Dunkirk" using the Shepard's Tone and shows examples of it in other movies directed by Christopher Nolan or soundtracks composed by Hans Zimmer. In the video, the musical mechanics behind the Shepard's Tone are explained. From 0:41 to 1:28 the video analyzes the process of using "several tones separated by an octave layered on top of each other" to create an illusion of a constant ascending tone that never ends. This effect causes viewers of the movies the soundtracks are featured in to feel a rising sensation of suspense. I consider this to be one of the most powerful aural modes for communicating intensity and suspense in a soundtrack or movie.

    2. volume of sound

      The volume of a sound plays a big role on the importance we give to it over other sounds, and tha amplitude of the mood created by it. In the real world a sound that is constantly increasing causes us to instinctively focus our attention on it because it indicates that an object is getting closer. An example of this is our instinct to look in the direction of an increasing volume of engine sound when crossing the road, as a way of avoiding collision with approaching cars. Volume can also play an affect on how we perceive it. For example, the volume of a happy comment could indicate the level of excitement the person saying it is experiencing. Another example is the volume of dark music during a horror film. The viewer is able to recognize how eminent a threat is to the character simply through the increase or decrease of the music's volume. This communication of a "threat-level" can greatly impact the fear a viewer feels even when lowering the volume, by creating a sense of safety and then suddenly switching to a "jump-scare."

  12. Sep 2017
    1. Has Climate Change Intensified 2017’s Western Wildfires?

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  13. Aug 2017
    1. Alaska’s PermafrostIs Thawing

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  14. May 2017
    1. Racing to Find Answers in the Ice

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  15. Apr 2017
    1. From extreme drought to record rain: Why California's drought-to-deluge cycle is getting worse

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  16. Feb 2017
    1. El Niño, explained: Why this year's could be one of the strongest on record

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    1. word which in itself embodies the most important part of the idea lo be conveyed, especially when that idea is an emotional one, may often with advantage be a polysyllabic word. Thus it seems more forcible to say, "h is magnificent," than "It is grand."

      I think we're getting the intricate connection between writing and speaking here and how important the sound of the words, including the number of syllables, influences our reading and hence the impact of the writing.

    1. Conspiracy theorists have connected a lot of dots

      Blair-"True rhetoric and sound logic are very nearly allied."

    1. The propositions, "Twelve arc a dozen," "twenty are a score," unless considered as explications of the words dozen and score, arc equally insignificant with the former. But when the thing, though in effect coinciding, is consid-ered under a different aspect; when what is single in the subject is divided in the predicate, and con-versely; or when what is a whole in the one is re-garded as a part of something else in the other; such propositions lead to the discovery of innu-merable and apparently remote relations. One added to four may be accounted no other than a definition of the word Jive, as was remarked above. But when I say, "Two added to three arc equal lo five," I advance a truth, which, though equally clear, is quite distinct from the preceding.

      A bit of a mix between Locke's simple knowledge and the idea that "sounds have no natural connection with our ideas." (817 near the bottom right)

      EDIT: cue Locke's Three Minute Philosophy

    1. Snatchesof my salacious dreams, sandwiched

      The sibilant alliteration here also stands out. For what effects?

    1. 1 am aware it will be said, that written lan-guage is only a copy of that which is spoken, and has a constant reference to articulation; the char-aclers upon paper, being only symbols of articu-late sounds

      I know we're not supposed to say "I disagree," so I'll try to go about this a bit more cautiously. This line of thinking is, I think, one of the more pervasive misconceptions about composition still today. When considering accessibility options, a lot of people with disabilities are often told, "Just get some dictation software." But this very rarely does what people need it to do, not just because of the editing difficulty, but because the ways we talk (and listen) are often just too different than the ways we write (and read).

  17. Jan 2017
    1. U.S. scientists officially declare 2016 the hottest year on record. That makes three in a row. The inside track on Washington politics. Be the first to know about new stories from PowerPost. Sign up to follow, and we’ll e-mail you free updates as they’re published. You’ll receive free e-mail news updates each time a new story is published. You’re all set! Sign up *Invalid email address Got it Got it

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  18. Dec 2016
    1. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has worst coral die-off ever

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  19. Sep 2016
    1. Greenland's huge annual ice loss is even worse than thought

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    1. Flooding of Coast,Caused by Global Warming,Has Already Begun

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  20. Aug 2016
    1. Disasters like Louisiana floods will worsen as planet warms, scientists warn

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  21. Jul 2016
    1. What science can tell us about the links between global warming and massive heat waves The inside track on Washington politics. Be the first to know about new stories from PowerPost. Sign up to follow, and we’ll e-mail you free updates as they’re published. You’ll receive free e-mail news updates each time a new story is published. You’re all set! Sign up *Invalid email address Got it Got it

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    1. Thanks to climate change, the Arctic is turning green The inside track on Washington politics. Be the first to know about new stories from PowerPost. Sign up to follow, and we’ll e-mail you free updates as they’re published. You’ll receive free e-mail news updates each time a new story is published. You’re all set! Sign up *Invalid email address Got it Got it

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  22. Mar 2016
    1. What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say The inside track on Washington politics. Be the first to know about new stories from PowerPost. Sign up to follow, and we’ll e-mail you free updates as they’re published. You’ll receive free e-mail news updates each time a new story is published. You’re all set! Sign up *Invalid email address Got it Got it .hideText{position:absolute;left:-10000px}

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  23. Feb 2016
    1. Seas Are Rising at Fastest Rate in Last 28 Centuries

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  24. Jan 2016
    1. 2015 Was Hottest Year in Historical Record, Scientists Say

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    1. Scientists say human greenhouse gas emissions have canceled the next ice age

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    1. Audio in general is not reliable,

      Wonder if something could be done with MIDI. Actually, maybe there are new standards to replace MIDI in those situations (OSC doesn’t sound like it’d fit).

  25. Oct 2015
    1. Climate Change Will Cause Increased Flooding In Coastal Cities

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  26. Jun 2015
    1. ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’

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    1. Modernity, as many scholars have shown, is ocularcentric. 8 The very devel- opment of photography in 1839 and its rapid flourishing thereafter testify to this urgent primacy of the visual. As Roland Barthes claims despairingly in his meditation on photography, "One of the marks of our world is [that] we live according to a generalized image repertoire." 9 In modernity, the image mediates not only our desires but who we imagine ourselves to be. In- deed, Alan Trachtenberg argues that photography has made us see ourselves as images. 10 Among the myriad, often conflicting and never disinterested im- ages modernity offers us, the picture of ourselves as disabled is an image fraught with a tangle of anxiety, distance, and identification.

      really good account for the ocularcentricism and alternative is Viet Erlmann's "Reason & Resonance" that traces the visual-rational dominance and offers an alternative in sound-resonance. GREAT read.

      https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/reason-and-resonance

  27. May 2015
    1. stirred air stirs meaning

      This makes me think of k.d. lang discussing the experience of recording with Roy Orbison: "when you’re standing that close to a vocalist, you can feel the air move, and the body resonating, and everything. And Roy was very operatic, so he had a great deal of air moving, and even though he may look meek, he used his body a lot to get that projection."

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    1. be disseminated digitally

      Haven't tried it yet, but there's an iPhone app that shares such soundwalks: https://www.detour.com/

  28. Jan 2015
    1. 2014 Breaks Heat Record

      Overall scientific credibility: 'high' to 'very high', according to 8 climate scientists who evaluated this article.

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      jgdwyer:

      This article accurately describes global warming and puts the news that 2014 is the hottest year on record into appropriate context. The article does a very good job of distinguishing between climate variability and climate change with helpful discussion on ENSO and the relatively cold temperatures in the Eastern United States (while staying within the bounds of the mainstream climate science understanding).

      karmour:

      Very good article overall. I do wish the author had fact checked the incorrect claim by Dr. Christy (that global temperatures have not changed since the end of the 20th century) prior to including his quote in the article.

      aklocker:

      Scientifically this article seems to be correct but it could be a bit more precise in some of its statements. One thing I like is that it mentions different opinions on some points where scientists do not agree rather than giving a biased story.

      bmv:

      This article does a good job of putting the 2014 temperature record in context with quotes from experts and good descriptions of relevant issues such as El Nino. References to "skeptics" were appropriately followed up by evidence of their misinterpretation/mischaracterization of the data.

      aalpert:

      This article provides an accurate and well supported evaluation of the finding that 2014 was the hottest year on record.

      emvincent:

      Overall, this article is fair in its representation of the 2014 temperature record event and in reminding the context of the long-term warming trend+natural climate variability.

      alexis.tantet:

      The quality of this article is overall higher than most newspaper articles on climate change as it avoids the usual pitfalls such as confusing year to year variability with long-term change. It also addresses issues prone to confusion, such as why eastern USA did not experience such a warm year as most of the globe, which can help the readers to put the science in perspective with the seasonal climate they have actually experienced. The fact that the article focuses mostly on the observational record and not on theoretical or modeling studies may be a weakness, but the scope of an article cannot be too broad.