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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.…
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…
Fish have ears, so man-made noise threatens their survival

April 11, 2018

An ‘acoustic fog’ from motorboat noise, underwater construction and other man-made marine sounds can threaten the survival of…
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…
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…
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 Physics of Hearing

July 13, 2017

Humans have an uncommon aural ability: In a room full of people all engaged in separate conversations, we…
What a baby hears while asleep matters more than previously thought

May 12, 2017

What an infant hears during sleep has an immediate and profound impact on his or her brain activity,…
NICU study highlights need to reduce loud noises, boost beneficial sounds

February 9, 2017

Premature babies often spend the first several weeks of life in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), where, ideally,…
Small and Powerful Surface Sound Speaker

December 28, 2016

Cisor is designed to be the smallest and powerful portable wireless speaker. Instead of sending sound waves through the…
Taming the sound of open-air concerts

December 2, 2016

Highly advanced audio technology and research are needed to enhance the sound at big open-air music events. DTU…
Mice sing like jet engines to find a mate

October 12, 2016

Mice court one another with ultrasonic love songs that are inaudible to the human ear. New research shows…
Singing in the flight lane

September 9, 2016

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen have determined that birds near Berlin’s Tegel airport,…
Spiders spin unique phononic material

July 26, 2016

New discoveries about spider silk could inspire novel materials to manipulate sound and heat in the same way…
Wireless Device Forces Helmets To Sound

June 30, 2016

Wearing a helmet in extreme sport is essential and listening to music at the same time is enjoyment. Earphones…
Scientists amplify light using sound on a silicon chip

June 14, 2016

Yale scientists have found a way to greatly boost the intensity of light waves on a silicon microchip…
Waterproof Micro Wireless Earphones

May 31, 2016

Apollo 7 is a waterproof micro true-wireless earphone system that also includes a built-in omnidirectional microphone. The company has been working…
These audio cues are for the birds

May 13, 2016

While analyzing and untangling multiple environmental sounds is an important social tool for humans, for animals that analysis…
Researchers Document How Broadbills Make Loud Wing Song

April 7, 2016

Broadbills — birds found in some parts of Africa — produce a startlingly loud sound that they make…
Living in a constant din, bats’ hearing remains resilient

April 5, 2016

At some time or another – perhaps at a loud concert or a construction site, for instance –…
Brain appears to have different mechanisms for reconciling sight and sound

March 31, 2016

A new UCLA psychology study provides insights into how the brain combines sound and vision. The research suggests…
Bad vibrations: researchers find security breach in 3-D printing process

March 3, 2016

With findings that could have been taken from the pages of a spy novel, researchers at the University…
New theory of deep-ocean sound waves may aid tsunami detection

March 2, 2016

Acoustic-gravity waves are very long sound waves that cut through the deep ocean at the speed of sound.…
Fish brains help explain human sensory perception

February 26, 2016

Advanced calcium imaging of zebrafish brains is helping University of Queensland researchers discover how sensory stimuli such as…
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…
Humpback highway to hell: whales unfazed by scientists’ mix tape alarm tunes

January 23, 2016

An international team lead by Macquarie researchers has found that humpback whales are not only unfazed by complex…
Permanent Damage of Inner Ear

November 26, 2015

Harvard Medical School investigators at Mass. Eye and Ear have shown that sound deprivation in adult mice causes…
Can we unconsciously ‘hear’ distance?

October 29, 2015

Because sound travels much more slowly than light, we can often see distant events before we hear them.…
Understanding Ancient Human Ear-Orienting System Could Yield Clues to Emotions, Hearing Deficits in Infants

October 14, 2015

Vestigial organs, such as the wisdom teeth in humans, are those that have become functionless through the course…
Researchers Pinpoint When Our Brains Convert Speech Sounds into Meaning

September 30, 2015

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have identified the precise moment our brains convert speech sounds into meaning. They…
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