Acoustic

03.12.14
'Acoustic cloak' could shield submarines with a cone of silence
03.12.14

'Acoustic cloak' could shield submarines with a cone of silence

We've seen some overly elaborate invisibility cloaks in our day, but Duke engineers have shown tha...

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01.01.14
Watch an ultrasonic array move objects in 3D space (video)
01.01.14

Watch an ultrasonic array move objects in 3D space (video)

Ultrasonic levitation has been possible for awhile, but it's not very practical when objects must...

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10.25.12
Moog's LEV-96 sensoriactuator prototype wields touch control of 96 simultaneous harmonics, we go eyes-on (video)
10.25.12

Moog's LEV-96 sensoriactuator prototype wields touch control of 96 simultaneous harmonics, we go eyes-on (video)

Late last week, Moog outed its LEV-96 sensoriactuator prototype and offered a glimpse at its lates...

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10.13.12
Acoustic barcodes store data in sound, go on just about anything (video)
10.13.12

Acoustic barcodes store data in sound, go on just about anything (video)

Technologies like NFC, RFID and QR codes are quickly becoming a normal part of everyday life, and...

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06.15.12
'Free form' lens over mobile display could improve audio and haptics, says Motorola patent filing
06.15.12

'Free form' lens over mobile display could improve audio and haptics, says Motorola patent filing

It's hard to tell exactly what Motorola is thinking of here, but it probably isn't a billowing she...

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06.13.12
Yamaha gets Fuji TV into InfoSound, to bring acoustic data transmission apps to tablets and phones
06.13.12

Yamaha gets Fuji TV into InfoSound, to bring acoustic data transmission apps to tablets and phones

Remember Yamaha's InfoSound technology? If not, well, it's a bit of black magic that shoots data w...

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08.23.11
No Comment: The iPhone Megaphone
08.23.11

No Comment: The iPhone Megaphone

We've actually seen this megaphone idea implemented before. While it's probably easiest to just...

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07.29.11
Caltech researchers devise acoustic diode that sends sound one-way, could harvest energy
07.29.11

Caltech researchers devise acoustic diode that sends sound one-way, could harvest energy

Sound has this habit of traveling in more than one direction -- useful in most circumstances, but no...

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