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Underwater robotic gliders provide key tool to measure ocean sound levels

November 21, 2019

At a time when ocean noise is receiving increased global attention, researchers at Oregon State University and NOAA…
Sound-redirecting prototype could fool eavesdroppers

November 12, 2019

Tuning the instruments that produce some of our most indelible sound waves — guitars, pianos, vocal chords —…
A new type of acoustic insulation enables sound to be concentrated in corners

October 30, 2019

A group of researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), in collaboration with Chinese scientists from…
Underwater soundscapes reveal differences in marine environments

September 5, 2019

Storms, boat traffic, animal noises and more contribute to the underwater sound environment in the ocean, even in…
A new algorithm enables more realistic sound effects in VR

August 2, 2019

When we watch movies or play video games, the right sound effects can help make scenes more realistic:…
Physicists count sound particles with quantum microphone

July 29, 2019

Stanford physicists have developed a “quantum microphone” so sensitive that it can measure individual particles of sound, called…
The moth making waves in sound technology

June 6, 2019

A new ultra-thin sound proofing material inspired by the tiny sound absorbent scales found on the wings of…
Hearing in 3D

April 25, 2019

The sonar system of bats exploits spatial information in a way similar to our sense of sight, despite…
Neurotechnology Introduces Focusonics Ultrasonic Directional Speaker

April 9, 2019

Focusonics is a speaker that uses ultrasonic waves for sound reproduction, generating sound that is confined to a…
It’s a one-way street for sound waves in this new technology

April 5, 2019

Imagine being able to hear people whispering in the next room, while the raucous party in your own…
Acoustic waves can monitor stiffness of living cells

February 12, 2019

MIT engineers have devised a new, noninvasive way to measure the stiffness of living cells using acoustic waves.…
Ford made a dog house? This kennel could keep your dogs calm even during fireworks (Video)

December 29, 2018

New Year celebrations are fantastic. Millions of people around the globe are excited to start a new calendar.…
Sound waves levitate multiple objects – future technology for contactless medical procedures

December 19, 2018

In the perhaps not so distant future, surgeons could perform a range of medical procedures all without touching…
Revealing hidden information in sound waves

November 30, 2018

By essentially turning down the pitch of sound waves, University of Michigan engineering researchers have devised a way…
Hyundai will allow passengers of the car to listen to different kinds of music

August 16, 2018

We all love our music differently. In the same way as we like our climate to be specific…
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…
Wood chips can become new sound-absorbent material

July 4, 2018

What to do with 9,000 tonnes of wood chips, which is a by-product of a large-scale production of…
Scientists use hydrophone to listen in on methane seeps in ocean, hope next to estimate volume

June 28, 2018

A research team has successfully recorded the sound of methane bubbles from the seafloor off the Oregon coast…
Noise from open-air concerts can be reduced

May 31, 2018

The major European MONICA project with participants from nine countries in total has moved a step closer to its goal.…
Why does ice make that sound?

May 4, 2018

What began as a “silly pastime” of tossing ice chunks down a borehole in Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, has…
3-D printed active metamaterials for sound and vibration control

April 21, 2018

Researchers have been pushing the capabilities of materials by carefully designing precise structures that exhibit abnormal properties that…
Innovative UI concert adds chemistry, physics to the equation

April 11, 2018

Joining a double bass and percussion instruments on stage in the Voxman Music Building were items that looked…
Cat-like ‘hearing’ with device trillions times smaller than human eardrum

April 10, 2018

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are developing atomically thin “drumheads” able to receive and transmit signals across…
Giving virtual reality a ‘visceral’ sound

February 15, 2018

Imagine what it would be like to sit, not in the audience, but in the midst of an…
Dark Fiber: Using Sensors Beneath Our Feet to Tell Us About Earthquakes, Water, and Other Geophysical Phenomenon

December 5, 2017

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown for the first time…
Designing a world of immersive sound

September 11, 2017

Imagine your new home theater features a screen that serves as an extended loudspeaker, able to radiate sound…
The music of arrhythmia

September 11, 2017

The project, ‘music, computing and cardiology’ is seeking to understand whether musical representation of irregular heart beats could…
Glass fronts can be acoustic illusions for bats

September 8, 2017

Sometimes bats perceive a smooth, vertical surface as an open pathway. A dangerous error in times of buildings…
How acoustics can be an early warning system for bridges

August 10, 2017

Jinying Zhu’s emerging technology is on the ball, off the chain and poised to make bridges safe by…
The Physics of Hearing

July 13, 2017

Humans have an uncommon aural ability: In a room full of people all engaged in separate conversations, we…
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