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Like Sassy Teenagers, Atoms Talk Back
Researchers have captured sound from an artificial atom
Morphable Concert Hall Ceiling Shape-Shifts For Superbly Customized Sound
Despite creative acoustic design, concert halls can’t be one-size-fits-all places — all music is different, and some things may just...
How It Works: A Laser-Powered Ear Implant to Boost Hearing
Directly stimulating human cells with light
Video: Creepy Humanoid Robot Mimics Human Head Movements For Science
At a cocktail party, during a baseball game or in any other crowded, noisy place, your brain has to do...
Japanese Researcher Crafts Violin Strings From the Silk of Three Hundred Spiders
Nature’s toughest fiber can make bulletproof vests, future sutures, and even be engineered to come out of goat milk. Now...
Acoustic Cloaking Device Lets Sound Travel Uninterrupted Around Objects
A new type of acoustic cloak would allow sound waves to travel around an object unimpeded, and could be used...
Acoustic Invisibility Cloak Makes Objects Unhearable
Could shield ships from sonar, create better concert halls
Sound Bullets Inspired By Newton’s Cradle Could Sink Subs, Pummel Underground Bunkers, Destroy Tumors
Inspiration comes from the strangest places. A falling apple supposedly inspired Newton’s laws, and now a desktop ornament bearing Newton’s...
Acoustic Metamaterials Could Make Ultra-Thin, Ultra-Effective Noise-Cancelling Panels
Hong Kong researchers have combined simple latex with some plastic buttons to create metamaterial panels that can stop sound waves...
First Acoustic Hyperlens Boosts Power of Ultrasound and Sonar
New lens provides eightfold boost in magnification of sound-based imaging