Category: To The Geek Life

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Bosendorfer Imperial (Why the extra notes, and what do they sound like).

James talks about the extra notes, and why Bosendorfer started making the Imperial over 100 years ago. Several people have asked who the Italian composer was who asked that this piano be built, and his name was Ferruccio Busoni .

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The Bosendorfer Imperial Grand piano is regarded as the preeminent piano in the world with a new price approaching $200,000.… Read Full Article

Stradivarius Secret Found By Texas Chemist

Music lovers around the world sing the praises of certain violins and cellos that were made more than 300 years ago in the small city of Cremona in northern Italy. The instruments made by Antonio Stradivarius, in particular, are highly regarded and the few hundred that survive today command prices in the millions of dollars.… Read Full Article

NASA will pay you up to $750,000 to come up with a way to turn CO2 into other molecules on Mars

by Mike Wehner, BGR News

When NASA launches manned missions to space they have to bring just about everything along with them. You can’t reach out into space for resources when you’re cruising in orbit aboard the International Space Station, and the Apollo missions to the Moon didn’t attempt to turn anything on the lunar surface into anything useful for the trip.… Read Full Article