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Sound waves let quantum systems ​‘talk’ to one another

February 20, 2019

Breakthrough could advance quantum sensors, computing and communication. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National…
Microscopic Devices that Control Vibrations Could Allow Smaller Mobile Devices

December 13, 2018

To make modern communications possible, today’s mobile devices make use of components that use acoustic waves (vibrations) to…
What happens when acoustics science meets music?

August 5, 2018

The effects of science are not often visible in the real life. Even though it is impossible to…
When sound waves do the twist – backwards!

March 28, 2018

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time how ‘twisted’ sound waves from a rotating source can produce negative…
A new discovery could, in theory, lead to levitating humans on sound waves

January 31, 2018

You‘ve definitely heard about magnetic levitation. There are trains and some industrial machinery that uses this principle. However,…
Army Sensors Can Now Detect Aircraft Damage As It Happens

November 27, 2017

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that…
Ocean sound waves may reveal location of incoming objects

October 26, 2017

The ocean can seem like an acoustically disorienting place, with muffled sounds from near and far blending together…
Could This Strategy Bring High-Speed Communications to the Deep Sea?

June 28, 2017

A new approach to sending acoustic waves through water could potentially open up the world of high-speed communications to…
Building a Moebius strip of good vibrations

July 26, 2016

Yale physicists have created something similar to a Moebius strip of moving energy between two vibrating objects, opening…
Ant antennae provide vital ID information: study

March 30, 2016

University of Melbourne scientists have shone a new light into the complexities of ant communication, with the discovery…
Device That Transmits Sound Waves Through The Helmet

February 4, 2016

The Headwave Tag is the device that would turn any motorbike helmet into a speaker. It is stuck to the…
Acoustic waves help determine the contents of the Earth’s core

November 26, 2015

We have been taught amazing facts about the core of the Earth in school. But how does science…
Dramatic Imagery from NASA of Supersonic Shock Waves

September 26, 2015

NASA is using a 150-year-old photographic technique with a few 21st century tweaks to capture unique and stunning…
A new way to control information by mixing light and sound

March 6, 2015

For once, slower is better in a new piece of technology. A Yale lab has developed a new,…
Examining role of acoustic-gravity waves as ocean transport, early warning of tsunamis

February 4, 2015

Acoustic-gravity waves — a special type of sound wave that can cut through the deep ocean at the…
Acoustic tweezers manipulate cell-to-cell contact

December 23, 2014

  Sound waves can precisely position groups of cells for study without the danger of changing or damaging…
Tilted acoustic tweezers separate cells gently

August 26, 2014

Precise, gentle and efficient cell separation from a device the size of a cell phone may be possible…
Sorting cells with sound waves

August 26, 2014

Researchers from MIT, Pennsylvania State University, and Carnegie Mellon University have devised a new way to separate cells…
Bottling Up Sound Waves

August 5, 2014

There’s a new wave of sound on the horizon carrying with it a broad scope of tantalizing potential…
A young star’s age can be gleamed from nothing but sound waves

July 7, 2014

Determining the age of stars has long been a challenge for astronomers. In experiments published in the journal Science, researchers…
Solitary acoustic waves observed to propagate at a lipid membrane interface

June 23, 2014

An optically measured solitary wave (top) in lipid interface looks strikingly similar to an AP. Credit: Shamit Shivastava…
A new sensor uses sound to diagnose faults in industrial machinery

March 12, 2014

Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) have developed wireless sensors able to detect minute fissures in…
Scientists twist sound with metamaterials

February 26, 2014

This is a 3-D schematic of an designed acoustic field rotator, described in the journal Applied Physics Letters. Credit:…
Crossover Sound: Researchers Find Unambiguous Evidence for Coherent Phonons in Superlattices

February 6, 2014

We all learn in high school science about the dual nature of light – that it exists as…
A layer of tiny grains can slow sound waves

August 5, 2013

In some ways, granular material — such as a pile of sand — can behave much like a…
Surfing on acoustic waves

July 16, 2013

ETH researchers are able to make objects such as particles and liquid droplets fly in mid-air by letting…
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