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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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Acoustic tweezers can position tiny objects

( -- Manipulating tiny objects like single cells or nanosized beads often requires relatively large, unwieldy equipment, but now a system that uses sound as a tiny tweezers can be small enough to place on a chip, ...

dateAug 28, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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A more stealthy robot may be hearing you soon

( -- Stealth is a trait that few of us posses naturally. Most of us are really kind of obvious as we walk down the street or sashay through the halls of the office. That is why people who are trying to be sneaky ...

dateMar 23, 2011 in Robotics weblog
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