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New Technology Maps a Room Using Only Microphones

New Technology Maps a Room Using Only Microphones

microphone placed inside the Lausanne Cathedral (Credit: EPFL) Researchers from Switzerland developed a new algorithm which can precisely measure the dimensions of a room using just a few microphones and a snap of your fingers. Indoor GPS and many other ...

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New Mechanism May Improve Hearing Aids

New Mechanism May Improve Hearing Aids

Diagram of the structure of the human ear. Source: MIT. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts have been researching how the human ear distinguishes between sounds with subtle differences. They have identified a particular mutation affecting ...

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Charge Your Cell Phone with Your Voice

South Korean researchers developed a new technique for turning sound into electricity, allowing a mobile phones to be charged while the user is talking over the phone. Charge while you talk? (Image credit: Iddo Genuth) At the Sungkyunkwan University in ...

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Sonos ZonePlayer S5 Wireless Speaker

Sonos ZonePlayer S5 Wireless Speaker

Sonos has recently introduced the ZonePlayer S5, a sound system composed of five speakers that offer high-end quality music. In addition, its connection to music players is done wirelessly, meshing elegantly with the design of every living room.   The ...

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Blackbody Improves Stereophonic Sound

Blackbody Improves Stereophonic Sound

Louis Motek, an audio designer, has recently presented an innovative device, the LessLoss Blackbody, which enhances audio playback by addressing the interaction of audio gears’ circuitry with ambient electromagnetic phenomena. The result, according to the manufacturer, would be high quality, ...

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Brain Surgery With Sound Waves

Brain Surgery With Sound Waves

Researchers from University Hospital Zurich and the Israeli company Insightec Ltd. have developed a new type of brain surgery using high intensity ultrasound beams to precisely heat and destroy damaged brain tissue. Their procedure eliminates the need to cut through ...

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Saser – The Sonic Laser

Saser – The Sonic Laser

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have produced a new type of acoustic laser device, called Saser. It is a sonic equivalent to the laser, capable of producing an intense beam of uniform sound waves on a nano scale. The ...

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Modeling the Sound of Water

Modeling the Sound of Water

Researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York are developing a method for real-time calculations of the sounds made by fluids as they flow, drip, and splash. While such sounds can be dubbed in after the fact, generating them within ...

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CyFi Wireless Sports Speaker

CyFi Wireless Sports Speaker

The Los Angeles based company CyFi has recently introduced the CyFi Wireless Sports Speaker, compatible with most music players on the market. According to the company, it is the first iPod compatible wireless speaker and it is suitable for outdoor ...

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Orbitsound Single Speaker Stereo

Orbitsound Single Speaker Stereo

The U.K. Company Orbitsound has recently introduced an innovative portable “sound system,” which delivers stereophonic sound using a single speaker. The new product, named Orbitsound T3, is a small, elegant gadget that is compatible with most music players available today. ...

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