News tagged with acoustics

Caltech researchers create 'sound bullets'

Taking inspiration from a popular executive toy ("Newton's cradle"), researchers at the California Institute of Technology have built a device -- called a nonlinear acoustic lens -- that produces highly focused, high-amp ...

Apr 21, 2010 5 / 5 (4) 1

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 ...

Mar 31, 2010 3.5 / 5 (2) 0

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 ...

Mar 23, 2010 4.6 / 5 (27) 5 | with audio podcast

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 ...

Jan 08, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast