The Death of Film Is Felt Hardest In the City Built on Kodak's Reign

Rochester, New York is the city where George Eastman founded the company responsible for making photography an everyday part of American life. Although Kodak is still a household name, the digital age has gutted what was once a thriving industry. Traces of the film giant can be seen echoing throughout Rochester in the… » 5/29/14 4:55pm 5/29/14 4:55pm

Recording Compressed to 1,000 Times MP3 Rate Could Be the Future of…

The University of Rochester has just devised a way of reproducing music in a file that's compressed 1,000 times smaller than an MP3 file. The way they do it—physically modeling an instrument in a computer and then feeding it input variables (breath, tongue, fingers) in order to generate the output tone—seems super… » 4/03/08 3:20pm 4/03/08 3:20pm