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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

Wearable Technology Gets Good Ratings from Plastic Surgeons

June 29, 2016 — Plastic surgeons see some clear advantages of using Google Glass in the operating room, reports a new ... read more

Could Sing-a-Long Science Be the Key to Straight A’s?

May 26, 2016 — Does “edutainment” such as content-rich music videos have any place in the rapidly changing landscape of science education?  A new study indicates that students can indeed learn serious science ... read more

Charismatic Speaking Strategies of Presidential Candidates

May 25, 2016 — Researchers have recently examined the speech patterns of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina in a variety of settings to determine whether the presidential candidates ... read more

The Future of Sonar in Semiheated Oceans

May 25, 2016 — Light doesn't travel very far underwater so the navy uses sound to transmit messages. The speed of underwater sound depends on a combination of temperature, salinity and pressure. Understanding ... read more

High Performance Golf Club Comes With Annoying Sound

May 24, 2016 — In 2007, a new golf club hit the market. The distribution of mass in the club head made it less likely to twist, making an off-center hit less likely, but it had a drawback: a loud noise when it ... read more

Analysis of Electric Vehicles to Optimize the in And out-of-Car Experience

May 6, 2016 — An international research team has been working to acquire, pool and develop knowledge on various aspects of electric and hybrid vehicles, such as vehicle dynamics, drivability, and noise, vibration ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Researchers have developed SpiroCall, a new health sensing tool that can accurately measure lung function from anywhere in the world over a simple phone call. It is designed to work with older mobile ... read more

Researchers Develop Secure Audio Captchas

Apr. 29, 2016 — In order to avoid spam, on many websites users are prompted to prove that they are human by entering symbols that are difficult to read. For partially sighted users, acoustic solutions have been ... read more

Turbulence Physics Explains Why Jet Noise Is So Loud

Apr. 26, 2016 — If you've ever experienced the exceptionally powerful and reverberating sounds of a jet during takeoff, you likely won't be surprised that the noise produced by jet engines is ranked among ... read more

'A Force of Nature:' An Acoustic Analysis of Freddie Mercury’s Voice

Apr. 18, 2016 — Freddie Mercury, lead singer of legendary rock band, Queen, gave the world one of the most famous and recognisable singing voices in music history. But how did he manage to achieve such vocal ... read more

Apr. 6, 2016 — Graphene is both transparent and opaque to radiation. A microchip that filters out unwanted radiation with the help of graphene has been developed and tested. The invention could be used in future ... read more

Bad Vibrations: Eliminating Mechanical Vibrations Leads to Better Performing Mechatronic Systems

Mar. 30, 2016 — For precision engineering systems, such as CD and DVD players, anti lock braking systems and computer hard disk drives, vibration can significantly affect performance. Now, engineers have developed ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — Researchers have found that the emotional impact experienced by music listeners depends on the concert hall's acoustics. The research group aims to understand how room acoustics affect sound ... read more

Violin Varnish: Key to a Fiddle's Tone

Mar. 8, 2016 — Varnish does more than just provide a protective sheen to a violin. It influences the vibrations and impulses that the wood absorbs and therefore the quality of sound the instrument produces, says an ... read more

Faster Analysis of Electromagnetic Compatibility

Feb. 28, 2016 — Electromagnetic reverberation chambers are used to test the safety of electrical devices and identify potential problems, such as interference with other devices, before they are released on to the ... read more

Visualizing the Emotional Power of Music

Feb. 23, 2016 — Musical styles and genres differ around the world, but the emotional power of music is universally felt. To understand this evocative force, researchers in many fields investigate music's ... read more

Feb. 19, 2016 — According to a new study most people are able to navigate easily by following audio guidance while walking or cycling. The study investigated two different guidance types: route guidance and beacon ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — A new model helps understand for example defects formed in metal ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — Loudspeaker announcements at railway stations are often incomprehensible, since the surroundings are noisy. With new software, the clarity of such announcements can be considerably improved. A ... read more

Scientist Creates Artificial Intelligence Algorithm to Monitor Machinery Health

Feb. 2, 2016 — An artificial intelligence algorithm greatly increases accuracy in diagnosing the health of complex mechanical systems. In blind tests using data coming from highly unpredictable and real-life ... read more

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