Acoustic cell-sorting chip may lead to cell phone-sized medical labs
A technique that uses acoustic waves to sort cells on a chip may create miniature medical analytic devices that could make Star Trek's tricorder seem a bit bulky in comparison, according to a team of researchers.
How the bomb could help us predict next month's weather
Technology first used to listen for secret H-bomb tests could now help forecasters tell us what the weather's going to be like up to a month in advance.
Spacetime ripples from dying black holes could help reveal how they formed
(Phys.org)—Researchers from Cardiff University have discovered a new property of black holes: their dying tones could reveal the cosmic crash that produced them.
Scientists use levitation to create better pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects
(Phys.org)—It's not a magic trick and it's not sleight of hand – scientists really are using levitation to improve the drug development process, eventually yielding more effective pharmaceuticals with ...
Treatment with fungi makes a modern violin sound like a Stradiavarius
A good violin depends not only on the expertise of the violin maker, but also on the quality of the wood that is used. The Swiss wood researcher Professor Francis W. M. R. Schwarze (Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials ...
Scientists make animated collisions sounds realistic
(Phys.org) -- Bang. Clatter. Tinkle. Jingle. When solid objects collide in the real world we hear a sharp impact sound, sometimes followed by a ringing aftershock. Creating sounds like that to accompany computer ...
Research shows promise in quieting complex noise clusters
University of Cincinnati researcher Mingfeng Li, research associate in UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), and his team are waging a war against noise pollution. Better yet, how to eliminate it. ...
Researchers make optical fibers from common materials
Clemson researchers are taking common materials to uncommon places by transforming easily obtainable and affordable materials into fiber. Their findings are published in Nature Photonics, the world's top jo ...
Ukraine team wins Imagine Cup with gloves that convert sign language to speech
Acoustic tweezers capture tiny creatures with ultrasound (w/ Video)
A device about the size of a dime can manipulate living materials such as blood cells and entire small organisms, using sound waves, according to a team of bioengineers and biochemists from Penn State.
Researchers create the most detailed map ever of an underwater lava flow
(Phys.org) -- Axial seamount, 480 kilometers (300 miles) off the coast of northern Oregon, is one of the best-studied underwater volcanoes in the world. For 30 years, researchers have explored this volcano ...
Manipulating tiny animals with sound waves: Researchers develop a new kind of 'tweezers'
By using sound waves to push and pull matter like science fiction tractor beams, scientists have developed "acoustic tweezers" that can manipulate blood cells and microscopic worms on a platform the size of ...
The use of acoustic inversion to estimate the bubble size distribution in pipelines
New research from the University of Southampton has devised a new method to more accurately measure gas bubbles in pipelines.
Spain the dunces in international science test
Spaniards came bottom of the class in an 11-nation science test and nearly half of them could not name a single important scientist in history, a survey showed Tuesday.