Sound Waves Could Power the Hard Drives of the Future

Our need to store data is growing at an astonishing rate. An estimated 2.7 zettabytes (2.721) of data are currently held worldwide, equivalent to several trillion bytes for every one of the 7 billion people on Earth. Accessing this data quickly and reliably is essential for us to do useful things with it – the problem… »11/12/15 3:50am11/12/15 3:50am

Some "Ghosts" May Be Sound Waves Just Below Human Hearing

There are many possible explanations for hauntings, not least that humans are highly suggestible creatures, especially when we want to believe. But some ghost sightings might actually be the result of sounds — sound waves that vibrate just below our range of hearing, dubbed the “fear frequency.” »10/27/15 1:40pm10/27/15 1:40pm

Inside Apple's Anechoic Chamber Where Its Keyboards Get That Distinctive Clickety-Clack

Apple’s not been especially forthcoming over the years UNDERSTATEMENT but recently the company has been opening up. Case in point: Journalist Steven Levy went inside Apple’s HQ to see where the company prototypes hardware, including an acoustical lab for tuning the audible feedback from your fingers. »10/13/15 8:07pm10/13/15 8:07pm