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(BBC Newsline 6.30 - 26/01/2009 / Reporter: Chris Page) A PhD student at Queens University invents a new musical instrument.
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It is called the Beat Bearing and uses simple ball bearings in conjunction with a computer, some synthesiser notes and basic drumming to create a distinctive style of music. It is the brainchild of Queens University student Peter Bennett and when he uploaded a video clip of himself operating the instrument it became a You Tube sensation with over a million online hits to date.

 
 

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