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Sound pulled from 125-year-old recordings

Posted on Monday, 2 January, 2012 | Comment icon 7 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Scientists have been able to retrieve sound from recordings made in Alexander Graham Bell's lab.

Bell had made the recordings to safeguard against having his ideas stolen and had sent them to the Smithsonian Institute, his team had been working on improving the sound quality of Thomas Edison's phonograph. It isn't known if any of the voices on the recordings is that of Bell himself however there were only two other people working with him at the time suggesting that one of them could be him.

"cientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have succeeded in using 3D optical scanning technology to effectively lift the voices from 125 year old recordings created by researchers working in Alexander Graham Bellís Volta laboratory."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by King Fluffs on 2 January, 2012, 13:10
That guy has a nice beard...
Comment icon #2 Posted by Junior Chubb on 2 January, 2012, 19:42
It was spooky listening to that old recording, not that it was very clear. I was expecting it to be a bit more audible.And yes, its a very nice beard.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Earthling70 on 2 January, 2012, 22:51
Fascinating! But I have to agree, it was quite spooky listening to those voices.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Device on 5 January, 2012, 23:59
Look at the old discs. Clay by the looks of things. Wouldn't want to shove those in my cd player. BUT, its a wonder they managed to recover any sound at all. Amazing. And sort of sad in a way - those voices from so long ago.
Comment icon #5 Posted by AnVil on 6 January, 2012, 1:53
Very cool.
Comment icon #6 Posted by ProfessorWhat on 6 January, 2012, 2:12
HAA!! Brilliant, and that Lamb track is actually pretty flippin cool to boot too, I'ma gonna have fun with that!!
Comment icon #7 Posted by and then on 9 January, 2012, 5:33
That guy has a nice beard... Shhhhhhh the Amish gangsters might hear


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