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Guitar String Wobbles Made Real via Strobe Magic

The way a guitar string wobbles and vibrates when plucked can be captured and seen by the refresh rate of a digital camera's image sensor and viewfinder, with some vibration fans now adapting this rolling shutter effect to show how a guitar string wobbles live via a computer and a strobing projector. Read More >>

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Violin Strings Made by Spiders Sound Smooth as Silk

The world's best violins come with strings made from catgut—which isn't typically from cats, but does definitely come from the inside of an animal. If you want a more vegetarian alternative, though, how about a set made from spider silk? Read More >>