acoustics

How To Stop The Sound Of A Dripping Faucet Instantly, According To Science

How To Stop The Sound Of A Dripping Faucet Instantly, According To Science

It’s tempting to think that the “plink” sound produced by a falling water droplet on a liquid surface is caused by the droplet itself, but new research points to an unexpected source of this familiar, yet annoying, sound. Excitingly, the researchers have also identified a neat hack to stop it.

Missing Flight MH370 Inspires New Way To Locate Ocean Impacts

Missing Flight MH370 Inspires New Way To Locate Ocean Impacts

The Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 investigation has been reopened with the help of a private firm. Its incomplete story has refused to offer closure to the families of its 239 victims and has sparked conspiracy theories. But scientists have continued investigating the impact since it occurred three and a half…

Study: Hackers Could Disrupt Or Crash HDDs Using Only Sound Waves

Study: Hackers Could Disrupt Or Crash HDDs Using Only Sound Waves

Want to destroy video evidence of a break-in, prevent ATMs from logging malware attacks, or simply shut down a critical computer system? One possible way to do that might be disrupting hard disk drives with sound waves, either with a specialised device or just by hijacking a nearby speaker.