How are these water drops just floating on the surface of the water?

Water isn't supposed to float on top of water because well, water is water. So how are these droplets of water suspended on the surface of the water? Sound. The water is actually on top of a speaker and the acoustic vibrations allows the water drops to stay as drops on top of water. » 9/24/14 10:33pm 9/24/14 10:33pm

The Coolest Music Visualizer Is Just a Puddle of Water

Remember when music visualizers were all the rage about fifteen years ago? Or maybe that was just a music visualizer phase I went through alone. Either way, this art installation called "Sonic Water" puts a very literal spin on the concept eschewing any kind of simulation for a real puddle of water. » 5/11/13 10:10am 5/11/13 10:10am

An iPhone Can Tell What You're Typing

In the near future, you might have more to worry about than someone looking over your shoulder—the smartphone beside you could be snooping on what you type. Scientists have programmed phones to spy by feeling. Incredible. » 10/18/11 3:20pm 10/18/11 3:20pm

Do We Turn the Volume Up to Hear Louder Music, Or to Feel the…

One of the James Dyson Award entrants, Stefan Zwegers, thinks it's the latter, which is why his Sensible Music invention turns bass into vibrations when listening to music through headphones. » 7/22/11 5:40am 7/22/11 5:40am

Watching Vibrations at 1,000 FPS Is Very Stimulating

I don't know what's better, watching the cymbal jiggle and shudder like I never imagined metal could or seeing the cute dog bust a rendition of the harlem shake. All I know for sure: life is better at 1,000FPS. [Fluke via OhHaveYouSeenThis] » 6/23/11 10:20am 6/23/11 10:20am

Keep Your Guitar In Tune With LEDs

If you're looking for an edgier way to tune your axe—one that uses your sense of sight rather than that of sound—look no further than the Stimmmopped, a device that uses LEDs to keep your licks sounding sweet. » 2/18/10 8:00pm 2/18/10 8:00pm

Microsoft Proposes Phones That Tap and Rub to Get Your Attention

Microsoft Research is set to present a paper this week outlining an entirely new set of notification tools for cell phones, including communicative tapping and rubbing mechanisms, complementing the blunt, simple, and often not-so-silent 'vibrate' function with a set of truly quiet 'rub' and 'tap' notifiers. They argue… » 10/21/08 6:00am 10/21/08 6:00am

Stethoscope Replacement Can Image Your Lungs in Seconds

Instead of having a doctor put one cold-ass stethoscope onto your back, Deep Breeze's Vibration Response Imaging system puts 42 cold-ass stethoscopes onto your back. By using acoustic vibrations, the machine—hooked up to a computer—can produce an image of your lungs in mere seconds. And if you calibrate it juuuust… » 8/08/07 1:50pm 8/08/07 1:50pm

Sonic Boom Loud Alarm Clock Wakes Hibernators

The Sonic Boom Extra Loud Alarm Clock can wake even the heaviest sleepers. It is pretty simple: an extremely loud beeping alarm clock and a small device that attached to the underside of your bed and will vibrate you awake, also. It does allow for some volume control on the alarm, but nevertheless, this thing is loud.… » 2/05/07 2:21pm 2/05/07 2:21pm