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#acoustics

Wired for sound: A third wave emerges in integrated circuits

A research renaissance into chip-based control of light-sound interactions could transform our 5G networks, satellite communications and defence industries

19 Aug 2019 Nature Photonics

Bats use leaves as mirrors to find prey in the dark

The approach angle is the key.

1 Aug 2019 Current Biology

Sound waves bypass visual limitations to recognize human activity

Privacy, environment restricts video camera use; sound can get around those concerns.

28 May 2019 Applied Physics Letters

Restaurant acoustics that schmeckt

At the 177th Acoustical Society of America meeting in Louisville, acoustics scientists will describe how they are rolling out new tools via the ISO to help restaurateurs create ideal dining soundscapes.

17 May 2019 177th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

How Nigerian music can help you choose a ripe watermelon

Researchers will describe a surprising similarity between the sounds of Nigerian drums and the sound a ripe watermelon makes when tapped.

14 May 2019 177th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

How acoustics detected artillery in WWI

The story of how World War I brought a military decoration for William Lawrence Bragg, the youngest person ever to win a Nobel Prize in physics - to be told at the 177th Acoustical Society of America meeting in Louisville

13 May 2019 177th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America