News tagged with acoustic

How are droplets displaced by ultrasounds?

Understanding the physical mechanisms that enable a droplet to be displaced by propagating an acoustic wave along the substrate on which it lies is the hurdle that has been overcome by researchers from the Institut d'Electronique ...

dateMar 31, 2010 in General Physics
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The world's smallest microlaser

ETH-Zurich physicists (Switzerland) have developed a new kind of laser that shatters the boundaries of possibility: it is by far the smallest electrically pumped laser in the world and one day could revolutionize ...

dateMar 23, 2010 in General Physics
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Decoding the long calls of the orangutan

Research into the long calls of male Orangutans in Borneo has given scientists new insight into how these solitary apes communicate through dense jungle. An acoustic analysis of the calls, published today ...

dateMar 09, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Flying Telescope Passes Key Test

Most astronomers wouldn't dream of opening their observatory's doors in 100 mph winds. Yet NASA's new SOFIA telescope recently flew in an airplane at 250 mph with doors wide open.

dateJan 08, 2010 in Space Exploration
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New system helps explain salmon migration

A new acoustic telemetry system tracks the migration of juvenile salmon using one-tenth as many fish as comparable methods, suggests a paper published in the January edition of the American Fisheries Society ...

dateJan 08, 2010 in Ecology
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Christmas Carol Talk

Even without the lyrics, the tunes of some Christmas carols -- such as "Jingle Bells" or "Deck the Halls" -- sound uplifting. But the melodies of other songs like "We Three Kings" have a different, somber sound.

dateDec 22, 2009 in Other
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