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  • The physician cocks an ear

    The physician cocks an ear

    A prototype wearable skin patch uses sound waves to provide good quality, real-time images of internal organs

    September 14, 2021
  • Echolocation: Masters of detection

    Echolocation: Masters of detection

    Echolocation by animals, like bats and dolphins, proves consistently better than artificial methods but their prey have developed unique defence mechanisms too.

    November 14, 2018
  • Waves and our Senses

    Waves and our Senses

    As a student of physics, I was exposed early on to the concept of wave and its associated characteristics (frequency, wavelength, amplitude, phase etc.) in a mathematical sense. The two most common types of waves we studied were sound waves and light waves; in a sound wave, vibrations of particles in the medium vary periodically …

    September 13, 2018