Thursday, July 7, 2011

Berkeley Lab Researchers Recover 123-Year Old Recording

Berkeley Lab researchers Carl Haber and Earl Cornell recovered sound from an artifact that historians believe is the earliest surviving talking doll record. Thomas Edison made the record during the fall or winter of 1888. On the recording, an unidentified woman recites one verse of the nursery rhyme “Twinkle, twinkle, little star”. The voice captured on the 123-year-old record had been unheard since Edison’s lifetime. The researchers used a three-dimensional optical scanning technology developed during 2007-2009, in collaboration with the Library of Congress, to create a digital model of the surface of the record. Best Blogger Tips

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