Tod Machover

Mar. 11, 2011

High-Tech Opera Features Robots as Stars

Composer Tod Machover melds music and technology in his new opera Death and the Powers.

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\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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