News tagged with ultrasonic waves

The Physics of Pizza Tossing

( -- As dough flies through the air, transforming from a ball into a disk in the chef’s experienced hands, pizza tossing can definitely be thought of as an art. But, as a recent study shows, pizza tossing is ...

dateApr 09, 2009 in General Physics feature
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Researchers build acoustic tractor beam

( —A team of researchers with members from the U.K., Scotland and the U.S. has built a functioning acoustic tractor beam in a lab—one that is able to pull objects of centimeter size. In their paper published ...

dateMay 08, 2014 in General Physics report
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Exposing breast cancer using nanoscale polymers

Photoacoustic imaging is a ground-breaking technique for spotting tumors inside living cells with the help of light-absorbing compounds known as contrast agents. A*STAR researchers have now discovered a way to improve the ...

dateMay 13, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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Unlocking the brain's secrets using sound

( —The brain is a reclusive organ. Neurons the cells that make up the brain, nerves, and spinal cord communicate with each other using electrical pulses known as action potentials, but their interactions are complicated ...

dateJan 22, 2014 in General Physics
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