A Cloaking Device For Sound Will Make You Invisible To Sonar

A cloaking device that makes you appear completely invisible is still trapped in the realm of science fiction. But researchers at Duke University have successfully created a cloaking device that works with sound instead, making an object completely invisible to SONAR and other acoustic imaging techniques. » 3/12/14 6:30pm 3/12/14 6:30pm

This Floating Sonar Pod Turns Your Smartphone Into a Fish Finder

If fishing for you is more about pulling the most catches out of a lake—instead of simply using your wits to outsmart nature—then the more gear the better. And while fish finders have been around for decades, the FishHunter is the first to turn your smartphone into a window to what lies below the water's surface. » 1/29/14 10:00am 1/29/14 10:00am

Secret Cold War Sonar Tech Is Being Used to Map Underwater America

Space may be the final frontier of exploration, but there's plenty of Earth left unmapped, too—from the giant canyon recently discovered beneath Greenland to American waters that have been left largely unexplored. But that’s quickly changing, thanks in part to Bob Ballard’s latest project. » 10/17/13 3:43pm 10/17/13 3:43pm

Scientists Nearing Creation of Sound Cloak, Breaking Laws of Physics

While some work toward an invisibility cloak, University of Illinois professor Nicholas Fang is taking steps to create a similar material, only for sound, that could, for example, make ships invisible to SONAR. To successfully do this, of course, requires we break the laws of physics. But, you know, whatever. » 5/30/09 11:15am 5/30/09 11:15am

Asus Xonar U1 USB Audio Device Supports Hardware Acceleration For Gaming

Although the ASUS Xonar U1 may look goofy, it promises quite a lot of features in its cone-shaped body. Among them are a high quality digital to analog converter, EAX and DirectSound hardware acceleration, 5.1-channel audio, a bundled array microphone, ambient noise suppression up to 20db, and a built-in headphone… » 10/05/07 4:20pm 10/05/07 4:20pm