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Tiny Vibration-Powered Robots Are the Size of the World’s Smallest Ant

July 17, 2019

Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators,…
MagLab scientists discover thermoelectric properties in promising class of materials

June 12, 2019

Exploring an area overlooked by other scientists, physicists at the Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory…
Hearing in 3D

April 25, 2019

The sonar system of bats exploits spatial information in a way similar to our sense of sight, despite…
UCI scientists are first to observe and image all-important molecular vibrations

April 5, 2019

By focusing light down to the size of an atom, scientists at the University of California, Irvine have…
Exotic “second sound” phenomenon observed in pencil lead

March 18, 2019

The next time you set a kettle to boil, consider this scenario: After turning the burner off, instead…
Fast vibrations can cause tiny amounts of liquid to boil

September 26, 2018

Our world is constantly moving. Even things that appear to be standing still are actually in motion. Skyscrapers…
Device harvests energy from low-frequency vibrations

August 30, 2018

A wearable energy-harvesting device could generate energy from the swing of an arm while walking or jogging, according…
Pickin’ up good quantum vibrations

May 21, 2018

A new technique that can generate quantum behaviour in a millimetre-sized drum has been developed by researchers from…
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…
Scientists Use Vibrations to Map Cell Interiors

February 22, 2018

Researchers are perpetually interested in characteristics of cells and what we can learn from them. Recently, a team…
Making sense of bridges loaded with sensors

October 23, 2017

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has a few iconic landmarks: the statue of Abraham Lincoln in front of Bascom…
Synthetic tooth enamel may lead to more resilient structures

March 4, 2017

Unavoidable vibrations, such as those on airplanes, cause rigid structures to age and crack, but researchers at the…
Architecture professor, students reduce structural vibrations with simple, groundbreaking device

February 2, 2017

A revolutionary portable device invented by Virginia Tech architecture professor Mehdi Setareh with help from students promises to make…
NASA’s Webb Telescope to Resume Vibration Testing in January

January 4, 2017

Vibration tests are one of the many tests that spacecraft and instruments endure to ensure they are fit…
Resonance in rainbow bridge

September 22, 2016

Utah’s iconic Rainbow Bridge hums with natural and man-made vibrations, according to a new University of Utah study,…
Mystery Solved: The Case of the Slipping Finger

August 11, 2016

Haptics researchers have long known that applying ultrasonic vibrations to a flat, featureless glass plate makes it feel…
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…
Team first to measure microscale granular crystal dynamics

May 18, 2016

Designing materials that better respond to dynamic loading can help minimize vibrations in vehicles, better protect military convoys…
A Sensitive Subject: Sense of Touch

March 30, 2016

Type an email on your computer. Raise a glass to your lips. Feel for the light switch in…
Biologists Discover Sophisticated “Alarm” Signals in Honey Bees

March 26, 2016

Bees can use sophisticated signals to warn their nestmates about the level of danger from predators attacking foragers…
Seismic for the spine: vibration technology offers alternative to MRI

March 15, 2016

Magnetic resonance image isn’t everything. A new University of Alberta study shows that vibrating the spine may reveal…
Motion And Vibration Generating Device Under The Sofa

February 15, 2016

Immersit is a plug and play device installed under your couch that generates a very high amount of movement patterns and vibrations…
New Study Reveals What’s Behind a Tarantula’s Blue Hue

December 2, 2015

Scientists recently discovered that tiny, multilayer nanostructures inside a tarantula’s hair are responsible for its vibrant color. The…
Entanglement at heart of ‘two-for-one’ fission in next-generation solar cells

October 28, 2015

An international team of scientists have observed how a mysterious quantum phenomenon in organic molecules takes place in…
Artificial whisker reveals source of harbor seal’s uncanny prey-sensing ability

October 16, 2015

Harbor seals have an amazingly fine-tuned sense for detecting prey, as marine biologists have noted for years. Even…
Six-degrees-of-freedom vibration machine

August 12, 2015

Sandia National Laboratories six-degrees-of-freedom vibration machine research team member Kevin Cross, second from right, adjusts accelerometer cables on…
Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

July 23, 2015

Sandia’s new vibration table promises different ways of testing It took decades for technology to catch up with…
Project Uses Crowdsourced Computing to Improve Water Filtration

July 8, 2015

Nearly 800 million people worldwide don’t have access to safe drinking water, and some 2.5 billion people live…
Hooked on Phonons: NIST-led Research Group Measures Graphene Vibrations

June 17, 2015

An international research group led by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Center for…
Gauging materials’ physical properties from video

May 21, 2015

Last summer, MIT researchers published a paper describing an algorithm that can recover intelligible speech from the analysis…
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