Acoustics

Researchers used machine learning to identify and understand different fish calls.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
Super-slender buildings can make scary noises as they sway, but acoustical consultants say they have solutions.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Researchers hope the tiny moth ears could someday inspire improvements to cell phones and hearing aids.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
With a bit of math and a 3D printer, researchers created an instrument that's more forgiving of a certain kind of amateur mistake.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
First-of-its-kind study shows how human-generated sound could harm the ability of seagrass to store energy and detect gravity.
Karen Kwon, Contributor
Scientists plan to announce the successful creation of the material in an upcoming paper.
Karen Kwon, Contributor
Inside Science chats with Megan Povey about her research and what she has learned from transitioning genders late in life.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Brood X is emerging across 15 states. Here's how to decode all that buzzing from the trees.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Many unborn creatures make and receive sounds and vibrations -- getting valuable information on the outside world.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
Researchers identify two neural circuits used to track the location and motion of a sound.
Brian Owens, Contributor
It’s becoming increasingly noisy beneath the waves, but people can do something about it.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
Masks may make communication even more difficult for those with hearing loss or who face language barriers.
Marcus Woo, Contributor