Sound Sewing Machine Concept Shows You the Music

This concept of a sewing machine was created by SOUNDS.BUTTER, a design group interested in physically representing sound waves. They sought to represent it tactically instead of digitally where sound is oft seen in sound and music editing. The sewing machine was chosen because of its association with industriousness… » 11/14/08 9:30pm 11/14/08 9:30pm

Sound Wave-Driven Liquid Lenses Good For Lightweight Future Phones, UAVs

Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have come up with this freaky adaptive liquid-lens that can capture 250 in-focus images per second. It's essentially droplets of water in a pair, trapped in chamber and driven by a high-frequency sound wave to oscillate.As the drops wiggle back and forth, surface tension… » 9/23/08 6:12am 9/23/08 6:12am

Sound Visualization Trick Works Like an Audio Spirograph


There's not a whole lot of explanation attached to this video clip, but this is either white sand, powder or flour (or maybe it's a zillion dollars' worth of coke) showing the shape of sound. The sound waves make the tiny particles organize themselves into symmetrical patterns. We found ourselves mesmerized by the… » 10/25/07 12:04pm 10/25/07 12:04pm