Acoustics

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
Scientists find that aerogels may make effective, ultralightweight noise barriers.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Separate subspecies of the fork-tailed flycatcher make different trill sounds with their wing feathers.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Findings suggest sound was not the primary focus of the Stonehenge architects.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor