Emmanuel Fonte Blog

Why bells make a pulsating sound

Explaining how a bell goes ring-gin-gin-gin (with the sound going up and down as the bell rings out). The key is multiple modes of vibration. Expanding on this, here is a video experimenting with making a bell that sounds two distinct notes, forming roughly a major third. … [Read More...]

Rise of the New LinkedIn: By the Numbers

Has it been awhile since you last logged onto LinkedIn? It’s a whole new ballgame on this hot social media site, as you can see from this infographic by NumberSleuth. … [Read More...]

America’s Obsession with Granite Countertops

Granite countertops are an American obsession. But how did they become so ubiquitous? Our nation's countertop history has had a few surprising twists and turns. … [Read More...]

How Da Vinci ‘Augmented Reality’ — More Than 500 Years Ago

We may think of Leonardo Da Vinci as an artist, but he was also a scientist. By incorporating anatomy, chemistry, and optics into his artistic process, Da Vinci created an augmented reality experience centuries before the concept even existed. This video details how Da Vinci made the Mona Lisa interactive using … [Read More...]

The Home Buying Process

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FIREPLACE SAFETY 101

From special contributor Sam Wilhoit What’s better on a cold night than to light a cozy fire and enjoy its warm ambiance? But before you light that first log, you need to be sure your fireplace is clean, your fire is manageable, and the area around your fireplace is safe. Cleaning and Maintaining Your … [Read More...]

WHAT AFFECTS PROPERTY VALUES?

Some the features that increase property values are obvious-like a remodeled bathroom, a modern kitchen, or a sought-after neighborhood. But here are a few features and circumstances you have not have realized can affect property values. The neighbors: Not every neighborhood or community has an HOA that can … [Read More...]

A smog vacuum cleaner and other magical city designs

Daan Roosegaarde uses technology and creative thinking to produce imaginative, earth-friendly designs. He presents his latest projects -- from the sidewalks of Amsterdam, where he reinterpreted "The Starry Night" to get people thinking about green energy, to Beijing, where he developed a smog vacuum cleaner to … [Read More...]

Hear the Difference Between Cheap and Expensive Pianos

Can you hear the difference between cheap and expensive pianos? The video starts by the pianist playing on a cheap piano, and then in the more expensive ones. listen to these 5 different pianos. Can you hear any difference in sound? Which one has the best sound … [Read More...]

Why don’t we teach kids real music?

You probably have noticed that kid’s musical toys and programming is really, really bad. I was so disappointed with the toys that were available when my .ds were infants. This video calls out the crappy music for kids. … [Read More...]