Virtual Record Player Preserves Historic Recordings
Particle physicists have found a way to allow preservationists to play fragile historic audio recordings on acetate and wax cylinders without damaging them. Photographic imaging technology is used to map the grooves on the cylinders and records. A computer program reads the data and plays the music -- without ever touching the record. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne.
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