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The destructive power of sound waves

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.

Dec 16, 2013 4.8 / 5 (10) 0

Will the 2014 El Nino be like 1997?

Every ten days, the NASA/French Space Agency Jason-2 satellite maps all the world's oceans, monitoring changes in sea surface height, a measure of heat in the upper layers of the water. Because our planet ...

May 20, 2014 4.6 / 5 (10) 0

The ocean's hidden waves show their power

Their effect on the surface of the ocean is negligible, producing a rise of just inches that is virtually imperceptible on a turbulent sea. But internal waves, which are hidden entirely within the ocean, ...

Jan 08, 2014 4.5 / 5 (10) 3 | with audio podcast

Era of astronomical discovery

For much of her professional life, MIT professor Nergis Mavalvala has been devoted to a singular goal: creating a device to detect gravitational waves. These ripples in the fabric of space-time—the signature ...

Jul 08, 2014 4.3 / 5 (10) 6

Bottling up sound waves

There's a new wave of sound on the horizon carrying with it a broad scope of tantalizing potential applications, including advanced ultrasonic imaging and therapy, acoustic cloaking, and levitation and particle ...

Aug 04, 2014 4.2 / 5 (10) 1

Catching a gravitational wave

(Phys.org) —When Albert Einstein proposed the existence of gravitational waves as part of his theory of relativity, he set in train a pursuit for knowledge that continues nearly a century later.

Jun 26, 2014 4.1 / 5 (10) 1