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Researchers can now measure individual phonons -- a single unit of sound.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Insect hearing systems are inspiring new microphone designs that can better identify the direction a sound comes from.

Bailey Bedford, Contributor

New findings suggest that ordinary sound has negative gravitational mass.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

A better understanding of how humans detect different voices may help design better voice recognition software.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

A new way to measure vibrations may eventually help detect gravitational waves and store quantum memory.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Algorithms for mixing and mastering audio are having a growing impact on what we hear.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Legal experts call upon audio forensics experts to unravel a puzzling mystery that has rocked the music industry.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

Physicists harness ultrasound to make bubbles last longer.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

One trick to making music sad? Use a solo instrument.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

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