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Off The Gridlock
A pair of inward-facing padded benches can comfortably fit almost all body types with no need for adjustments. The configuration evokes a horse-drawn carriage. Each passenger has a 7-inch touchscreen they can use to tell the vehicle when they’re seat
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Music For The Menagerie
WHEN ENGLISH PLAYWRIGHT William Congreve wrote, “Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast” in his 1697 tragedy The Mourning Bride, any real efforts to measure how nonhuman animals produce and perceive music—what we now call zoomusicology—were far
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What’s The Most Soothing Sound In The World?
ON A CHILLY EVENING in Berlin, Suk-Jun Kim’s research has him eavesdropping in a stranger’s bedroom. Four family members are gathered around the bed, swapping nostalgic stories. Kim gently asks them to hum together. Their voices start off flat and he