Distinctive sounds announce iceberg births
Underwater sounds can be used to detect different ways glaciers lose ice as they flow into the ocean, giving scientists new insight into these poorly understood events, according to new research.
Cockroach cyborgs use microphones to detect, trace sounds
North Carolina State University researchers have developed technology that allows cyborg cockroaches, or biobots, to pick up sounds with small microphones and seek out the source of the sound. The technology ...
Study shows side-channel phone risk via microphone and camera
Microsoft India team develop secure Peer-to-Peer acoustic NFC system
Marine life gets drowned out as oceans get noisier
A PhD student from the Department of Physics who recently returned from a trip to lay microphones on the ocean floor off the west coast of Canada is warning of the dangers to marine life from increased ocean ...
Researchers discover way to allow 80 percent of sound to pass through walls
A microphone that listens with light
A sensor developed in Norway gives microphones hyper-acute hearing and a sense of direction.
Four microphones, computer algorithm enough to produce 3-D model of simple, convex room
Blind people sometimes develop the amazing ability to perceive the contours of the room they're in based only on auditory information. Bats and dolphins use the same echolocation technique for navigating ...
Researchers design sensitive new microphone modeled on fly ear
Using the sensitive ears of a parasitic fly for inspiration, a group of researchers has created a new type of microphone that achieves better acoustical performance than what is currently available in hearing aids. The scientists ...
Engineering students develop a super 'space stethoscope'
Even though astronauts receive some general medical training in preparation for a stay aboard the ISS, most of them still aren't medical professionals by any means—and with the inherent difficulties of ...
Doctoral student designs microphones that monitor road traffic
An EPFL doctoral student has designed a microphone-based system that functions as an automatic road traffic sensor. The technology can determine not just how much traffic there is, but also how fast vehicles ...
Police warn of social media hoaxes in US shooting
Authorities investigating the deadly US school shooting warned Sunday of misinformation circulating on social media about the massacre.
Getting to the bottom of wind turbine noise
University of Adelaide researchers are developing a sophisticated wind turbine experiment to investigate exactly how wind turbines produce noise.
Commentary: Kindle Fire HD is attractive, but still no iPad-killer
The new Kindle Fire HD may not stir you to pass along your old iPad as a hand-me-down. But if you own an earlier small tablet running on Android or another operating system, or even last year's original Kindle ...