News tagged with acoustic

A layer of tiny grains can slow sound waves

In some ways, granular material—such as a pile of sand—can behave much like a crystal, with its close-packed grains mimicking the precise, orderly arrangement of crystalline atoms. Now researchers at MIT have pushed that ...

dateAug 05, 2013 in General Physics
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Surfing on acoustic waves (w/ Video)

( —ETH researchers are able to make objects such as particles and liquid droplets fly in mid-air by letting them ride on acoustic waves. For the first time, they have been able to also control the movement of objects, ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in General Physics
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Researchers invent a mobile guide for the blind

A research group at the University of Alicante has developed an application for smart phones designed for the blind to overcome aerial obstacles such as branches or awnings, which cannot be done with guide dogs or walking ...

dateJul 12, 2013 in Software
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Military sonar can alter blue whale behavior

Some blue whales off the coast of California change their behavior when exposed to the sort of underwater sounds used during U.S. military exercises. The whales may alter diving behavior or temporarily avoid important feeding ...

dateJul 03, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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