Radiologist uses CT scans to design accurate Stradivarius knock-off

New Scientist is calling Steve Sirr's replicas of the famous violin the finest fakes to date. He got the idea of building accurate replicas after putting a violin in a CT scanner, which can determine the instrument's exact shape and structure.
Author:
Publish date:
Updated on

New Scientist is calling Steve Sirr's replicas of the famous violin the finest fakes to date. He got the idea of building accurate replicas after putting a violin in a CT scanner, which can determine the instrument's exact shape and structure.

Next Up

Related

IRS knocking on Prince's door again

The purple pop star, who has tangled with the tax man before, has failed to comply with a summons issued by the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of French tax authorities, U.S. officials said Monday. The French want to know more about concerts he played in France in 2009 and 2010, as well as some other business information, the Star Tribune reports.

Minneapolis design firm gives Jack Daniels a makeover

Design Cue Inc. helped the world's top whiskey maker redesign its bottle and label. The changes are subtle -- the new bottle is chiseled with sharper lines than the old one, but they company didn't stray too far from the original.

Minnesota is not the same draw it used to be

Fewer people are moving to Minnesota from out of state. Information from the Census Bureau shows the state saw a decline of 19 percent over four years. All but six states saw a similar decline. North Dakota is among those seeing an increase.