A small segment of the population is literally allergic to vibrations, an annoying condition that gives rise to hives and other symptoms. Researchers at the NIH have now isolated the genetic mutation responsible for the disorder, and it’s offering new insight into related conditions.
Rob Cruickshank decided to embark on the important research of finding out the resonant frequency of googly eyes. He found it. It’s at around 433Mhz where the sound makes the googly eyes start to vibrate and get extra googly inside their plastic shell. Silly, hilarious and always a little creepy.
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.
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.
Stick a toothbrush in your mouth and make the world, especially electric displays, go strobe. It's all about how your toothbrush, or your own vibrating mouth, interacts with your inner ear.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…