Happy New Year to all, and of course this is the time many people start anew or swear they will. 2009 will be important for Soundwave Research as we complete some of the missions we have started and begin some new ones.
One area we are proud of is the entire revamping we've done with ribbon microphones. Not only did we solve the low output problems, noise and even make ribbons do the duties previously done by some condenser mics, but we have also made them so much more durable, that we can predict a fourfold increase in ribbon microphone usage over a relatively short time period, and we have in this press release.
What we've done to disrupt the ribbon microphone segment has been a real game-changer: I know of no other fundamental improvements to microphones of any kind over the last several decades (with the exception of MEMS microphones) as important as the invention of Roswellite, and the technology that supports it.
Our commercial success in this area is gratifying since we did it to escape the corporate grind at lumbering Boston Scientific, and became "Corporate Escapees" that you can read about here.
While we have not exactly found the cure for cancer, we did do some minor work in that area too, and helped researchers listen to the sound of sick cells. Work in that area is talked about here, continues from time to time, and it will probably will pick up as medical is usually strong during a recession.
Another important area that we have made significant progress is in 3VUS - Third Generation Vascular Ultrasound. It has been mentioned here from time to time.
I have about ten or eleven different blogs, some which are just accumulations of hobby type activities such as Imagemeister, or collections of freind's photos such as NewtonHighlands. Still some remain in the so-called Nano fields, this one having more to do with Carbon Nanotubes than anything else.
All this blogging would leave little time for work, or so it would seem, but in fact the opposite has been true -- by daily or regular writing and chronicling progress, more progress is indeed made, new ideas come up and get discussed in various circles, and opportunities are found. I've even become political - and at the risk of revealing my strong Libertarian attitude, here is a link to yet another blog - this one laying down various positions and views pertinent to the town and region I live in. No plans on getting into politics I assure you!
I even put up a little blog of my mother's artwork. She is a prolific artist, and this is just a small sample.