Sound bullets in water
Sound waves are commonly used in applications ranging from ultrasound imaging to hyperthermia therapy, in which high temperatures are induced, for example, in tumors to destroy them. In 2010, researchers at Caltech led by ...
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 ...
Sound bullets could treat cancers and replace ultrasound (w/ Video)
In a nondescript government building near the Imperial Palace, a team of Japanese seismologists stands ready to predict an earthquake.
Spider silk transmits vibrations across a wide range of frequencies so that, when plucked like a guitar string, its sound carries information about prey, mates, and even the structural integrity of a web.
Australian researchers are working on fighting out-of-control bushfires with explosives, likening the process of using the soundwave produced by a blast to blowing out a candle.
They're smaller than the eye can see, as fast as a speeding bullet, and may hold the key to some of Australia's deadliest puzzles.
The scientists and inventors who make big-screen superheroes, spectacular explosions and other only-in-the-movies effects possible have their own Oscar ceremony.
(Phys.org) —This spring, NASA will be paying cautious attention to a comet that could put on a barnstorming show at Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.
Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Engineering have come up with a novel way to help the U.S. Air Force dispose of stockpiles of dangerous chemicals – using nothing more than sound waves.
The United Nations (UN) has adopted several recommendations of a new asteroid defence plan, the first steps in preventing Earth from being struck by an asteroid. ...
Trucks loaded with tomatoes, milk and almonds clog the two main highways that bisect California's farm heartland, carrying goods to millions along the Pacific Coast and beyond. This dusty stretch of land ...
US Army researchers are working on building hi-tech body armor that would give soldiers "superhuman strength" in a real-life version of the suit featured in "Iron Man" films.
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