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1.  Kissing Device Sends Long- Distance Smooch
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Summary:

This article is about a developed kissing device that is created by Lovotics,and holds the purpose of transmitting someone’s kiss to another person far distanced by containing pressure sensors and actuators.

Question:

To what extent would the ethical and technological problems be considered for this new product?

2. Art Installation: Marrying the best fairy tale kiss

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Summary: “Sleeping beauties” become part of an art installation in which females are kissed by random males and are to open their eyes if they feel the kiss is just right; if the female opens her eyes, she is to marry the male whom kissed her.

Question:

Does this idea support a theory that can answer the question to “What type of kiss is the most attractive?”

3. Touch or Technology: The Cutting Edge of Haptics

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Summary:

Scientists created a way to trick the eye into thinking something is sharp, when in reality it is flat or pointed.

Question:

What importance do illusions have in human life? Or, why would we want to use an illusion to trick a person?

4. The Body Language of Touch

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Summary:

Touch holds different, vital meanings in each culture that everyone should understand.

Question:

To what extent would the sense of touch develop a social problem?

5.Touch a Girl’s Arm and She Will Basically Fall In Love With You

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Summary:

Delicate physical contact helps relationships across the world.

Question:

Today the world may mistaken a compliment as being flirtatious. So, when would physical touch be considered to be too much?

6. Touch Illusions

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Summary: Touch illusions exist too, just like visual illusions.

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“If a person wears a baseball cap for a long period of time and then takes it off, it may still be felt.”

Question:

How long can touch illusions last compared to visual illusions?

Sound:

1. The Medium is the Massage: A Kitchen Sink of Sound

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Summary:

Sound releases information that everyone interprets and this remains vital as it influences our society everyday.

Question:

When put in a room filled with various noises, how do we interpret all the sounds?

2. The Sound of Taste

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Summary:

The title says it all and this article holds a study that supports the theory that foods that holds a crispier sound are perceived to taste better then foods that do not.

Question:

If chocolate is considered a food, it does not hold a crispy sound. So, does that mean it is not as good as other foods, like chips, if again, chips is considered a food?

3. Opsound

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Summary:

“Free love, Free Music.” This is a free sound- sharing website that is available for the world to use.

Question:

Are our senses the only factors that can influence the creation of music?

4. World’ Largest Natural Sound Archive Now Online

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Summary:

The largest and even oldest collection of natural sounds are digitized by Cornell University.

Question:

Archivists took 12 years to digitize the collection that concise of 150, 000 audio recordings. Would there be any possibility to create a long song out of the natural sounds that would reach popularity in no time? (perhaps people would use dub step on these natural sounds to interest teenagers.)

5. Wired for Sound: Music and the Brain

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Summary:

Jowi Taylor takes us on an aural journey that goes all the way back to the source of the creation of sound “through air, the outer ear, the cochlea, the spinal column and the cerebral cortex,” all the way to the evolution of sound.

Question:

What roles do elements such as rhythm, melody, harmony and timbre, have in music for the ear to hear?

6. Make the City Sound Better

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Summary:

This is a website that has a unique taxi pass by the streets grabbing random sounds to create music.

Question:

What makes random noises create music?

Chosen Article: Taste

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Summary:

French researchers done an experiment by coloring white wine red with an odorless dye to see if experts are able to describe its taste, although they described it usually as typical red wine.

Question:

There are so many illusions out there in this world. Would there be any reason that one might want to create a food illusion, other then for the thought of enjoyment and laughter?

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