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May 30, 2017

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May 24, 2017 — In some businesses – like supermarkets and restaurants – local restrictions on nighttime deliveries leave distributors no choice but to dispatch trucks during morning rush hours. But lifting ... read more

Despite Relatively Less Distraction from Head-Up Displays, It's Still a Bad Idea to Text While Driving

Apr. 13, 2017 — Advances in wearable technology offer new possibilities for in-vehicle interaction but also present new challenges for managing driver attention and regulating device use in ... read more

New Doppler Sound Database Could Help Those Suffering from Heart Conditions

Feb. 15, 2017 — Handheld devices can scan the lower limbs of a patient and 'listen' to the blood flow, providing vital early indication of problems that could lead to strokes or heart attacks.  But ... read more

Now Drivers Can Hear Ambulances No Matter How Loud Their Music Is Playing

Jan. 16, 2017 — If you’ve ever been startled by the sudden appearance of an ambulance while blasting music in your car, then you appreciate the value of a loud siren. Fortunately, your car is probably equipped ... read more

Dec. 22, 2016 — Quantum mechanics dictates sensitivity limits in the measurements of displacement, velocity and acceleration. A recent experiment probes these limits, analyzing how quantum fluctuations set a sensor ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — Researchers have developed a breakthrough technique that uses sound rather than light to see inside live cells, with potential application in stem-cell transplants and cancer ... read more

Dec. 16, 2016 — Scientists have developed a new device that measures the motion of super-tiny particles traversing distances almost unimaginably small -- shorter than the diameter of a hydrogen ... read more

Dec. 16, 2016 — Researchers have made the world’s smallest radio receiver – built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — The mystery of how Father Christmas can deliver presents to 700 million children in one night, fit down the chimney and arrive without being seen or heard has been 'solved' by a physicist ... read more

Dec. 13, 2016 — Scientists have found that the thermal motion of 2-D glass grows infinitely, which might possibly alter the mechanism of glass transition in low ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — A new interactive design tool called 'Printone' has now been developed, which provides users with the ability to create functional 3-D printed wind instruments in any shape or form using ... read more

Nov. 29, 2016 — Nervous flyers and crew alike would prefer jet airliners not to vibrate so much at take off. Research points to blue skies thinking that might explain the phenomenon and find ways to reduce the ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — Researchers have developed a tiny, soft and wearable acoustic sensor that measures vibrations in the human body, allowing them to monitor human heart health and recognize spoken ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — Many species of owl are able to hunt in effective silence by suppressing their noise at sound frequencies above 1.6 kilohertz (kHz) - over the range that can be heard by humans. A team of researchers ... read more

Breast-Friendly, Radiation-Free Alternative to Mammogram in the Making

Nov. 3, 2016 — Each year, millions of women undergo mammograms for early detection of possible breast cancer. It’s an unpleasant procedure that uses X-rays. Researchers are working on a ‘breast-friendly’ ... read more

Controlling Ultrasound With 3-D Printed Devices

Oct. 25, 2016 — Ultrasound is more than sound. Obstetricians use it to peer inside a woman's uterus and observe a growing baby. Surgeons use powerful beams of ultrasound to destroy cancer cells. Researchers ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Scientists have observed, quantified and created a new theoretical model of the coupling of two forms of collective atomic excitation, known as magnons and phonons in crystals of the antiferromagnet ... read more

Did LIGO Detect Black Holes or Gravastars?

Oct. 19, 2016 — After the first direct detection of gravitational waves that was announced last February by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and made news all over the world, two researchers set out to test whether ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — Engineers have developed a simple, energy-efficient way to create three-dimensional acoustic holograms. The technique could revolutionize applications ranging from home stereo systems to medical ... read more

New Lab Mimics the Sound of Any Room

Oct. 11, 2016 — Researchers have developed a sound laboratory that can reproduce the acoustics of any environment from cars to concert halls. One goal is better design of sound systems for ... read more

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