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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…
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…
Making sound ‘chill out’

November 28, 2018

Yale scientists have discovered that laser light can be used to cool traveling sound waves in a silicon…
Sound offers new directions in integrated photonics

September 20, 2018

Yale scientists have demonstrated a new method to control the behavior of light on a silicon chip —…
New laser makes silicon ‘sing’

June 8, 2018

Yale scientists have created a new type of silicon laser that uses sound waves to amplify light. A study…
New device uses sound waves in pristine crystals to store information

April 11, 2018

Yale scientists used laser light to gain access to long-lived sound waves in crystalline solids as the basis…
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…
Scientists made sound waves twist backwards – it’s “analogous to turning back time”

March 28, 2018

Sound is just waves in the air. It has a particular frequency, some of which can be sensed…
Researchers use sound waves to advance optical communication

January 23, 2018

Illinois researchers have demonstrated that sound waves can be used to produce ultraminiature optical diodes that are tiny…
Scientists Design Bacteria to Reflect “Sonar” Signals for Ultrasound Imaging

January 5, 2018

The ultimate goal is to be able to inject therapeutic bacteria into a patient’s body—for example, as probiotics…
Quantum data takes a ride on sound waves

September 25, 2017

Yale scientists have created a simple-to-produce device that uses sound waves to store quantum information and convert it…
Soundwaves can detect flaws in batteries before they discharge totally or self-ignite

July 28, 2017

Owners of electric cars and electric bicycles have experienced how the battery seemingly can go on and on…
Sound Waves Direct Particles to Self-Assemble, Self-Heal

June 20, 2017

An elegantly simple experiment with floating particles self-assembling in response to sound waves has provided a new framework…
Tapping into long-lived sound waves in glass

December 27, 2016

Yale scientists have shown how to enhance the lifetime of sound waves traveling through glass — the material…
New underwater mic 6,000 times more sensitive to sound

November 8, 2016

Engineers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and China’s Xi’an Jiaotong University have dropped the mic and made a…
Boosting Swimming Performance with Sound Data

August 5, 2016

System from the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) transforms data on water flow into sound. Since…
Researchers Use Acoustic Voxels to Embed Sound with Data

July 22, 2016

Columbia Engineering researchers, working with colleagues at Disney Research and MIT, have developed a new method to control…
Tech uses sound waves to find clogged sewer pipes

July 22, 2016

With more than 800,000 miles of sewer pipes in the United States, wastewater utilities tasked with keeping those…
Through a glass, warmly: nanomaterials can help make windows more efficient

June 1, 2016

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory is using nanomaterials to…
Acoustic technique presents fresh take on water treatment

March 24, 2016

When oil and gas are extracted from the earth, water also comes to the surface. Known as produced…
Smartwatches can now track your finger in mid-air using sonar

March 23, 2016

As mobile and wearable devices such as smartwatches grow smaller, it gets tougher for people to interact with…
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…
Living in the ‘90s? So are underwater wireless networks

January 26, 2016

Like Beanie Babies and Steve Urkel, the systems we use to transmit information through water bring to mind…
No silent night

January 5, 2016

Bats find their way acoustically when they are flying by using echolocation calls, often also employing them when…
Astronomers peer inside stars, finding giant magnets

October 29, 2015

Astronomers have for the first time probed the magnetic fields in the mysterious inner regions of stars, finding…
New app can detect sleep apnea events via smartphone

April 28, 2015

Determining whether your snoring is merely annoying, or crosses the threshold into a life-threatening problem, isn’t convenient or…
Using sound waves to detect rare cancer cells

April 7, 2015

Cancer cells often break free from their original locations and circulate through the bloodstream, allowing them to form…
Listen to the pulse of an erupting volcano: Chile’s Villarrica

March 16, 2015

Rucapillan–house of the spirit–it’s called by indigenous Chileans known as the Mapuche. And what a spirit it has,…
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,…
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