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Ultrasound Provides 30Mbps Wireless Data Streaming Through Flesh

Wi-fi is great, but it doesn’t pass through the human body very well. In light of that fact, a team of researchers has shown that it can use ultrasound to send data through chunks of flesh at up to 30 megabits per second. Read More >>

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We Can Now See Stunning Real-Time 4D Images of the Heart

X-rays, the technology that allows us to peer inside the human body in real-time, can only be used for limited durations for safety reasons. So GE has developed new software that instead relies on ultrasound, which is safe for even foetuses, to generate real-time 3D views of our internal organs. Read More >>

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Ultrasound Can Let You Touch and Feel 3D Shapes in Thin Air

Touch feedback has been advancing rapidly of recent time, and now we're at the stage where ultrasound can be used to create entire 3D shapes to touch and feel in thin air. Read More >>

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I Zapped My Wine With an Ultrasonic Decanter and it Tasted Pretty Good

Technology that can age wine within minutes sounds like it belongs in the same too-good-to-be-true boat as those ads for that "one food that kills belly fat." But the inventor behind a device that claims to do just that, the Sonic Decanter, recently invited to me to test out this fantastical technology. Does it work? As it turns out, tasting a bunch of wines is fun either way. Read More >>

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You Can Feel This Touchscreen That’s Made of Thin Air

When's a screen not a screen? When it's made of thin air, we suppose. Much like this touchscreen, which is constructed from light and ultrasound vibrations alone. Read More >>

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This Robotic Barnacle Scans Ships’ Hulls Looking for Contraband

Big ports have always struggled to keep an eye on every single ship that passes through their waters—especially the part of the boat that's underwater. Now, there's a new sort of robotic barnacle that can stealthily slide along the hulls of incoming ships and scan for hidden compartments where smugglers hide their loot. And it's only the size of a football. Read More >>

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Chromecast Now Pairs With Phones Using Simple Ultrasonic Pulses

Google's Chromecast picked up a slew of great new features the other day. But it's also getting a new system for pairing devices which doesn't rely on sharing a Wi-Fi network—instead, it uses ultrasound. And it's more simple than it sounds. Read More >>

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Blasting the Brain with Ultrasounds Enhances Sensory Abilities

In an experiment straight out of a comic book, Virginia Tech scientists have found a way to improve sensory abilities. All it takes is a detailed map of the brain, an ultrasound gun, and a willing patient. What could go wrong? Read More >>

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Someday, Doctors May Test Circulation With Blood Boiling Sonic Blasts

Currently, doctors use ultrasound to measure blood flow in the body. Doppler effect, just like bats! But it can't detect flow in the small, slow moving vessels where diseases often start. The solution? Sonic blasts that heat up a tiny drop of blood, then watch where it goes. Science! Read More >>

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Watch These Water Drops Levitate and Form Spinning, Pulsating Stars

If you play around with an ultrasound field for long enough, you can set up standing waves that allow you to levitate water drops in mid-air—but that's only where the fun starts. Read More >>

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Watch Unborn Twins Kick Each Other Inside the Womb

Sharing a small space with another person in real life is already difficult, can you imagine sharing space inside a mother's womb? Insane! But twins do it all the time and they seem to get along quite well after too. But it's not exactly happy go peaches, in this video you can see the twins kicking each other for extra leg room. Get that workout in young'n! [YouTube via BuzzFeed] Read More >>

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Just a 4D Medical Scan of a Fetus Yawning in the Womb

Medical imaging's come a long way in the past few decades—but it's now so good that doctors can use it to tell the difference between a baby opening its mouth and it yawning. Read More >>

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Science Finally Makes Dr. Who’s Awesome Sonic Screwdriver a Reality

The BBC might have been blowing smoke when it first came up with the idea behind Dr. Who’s marvellous sonic screwdriver, but science has mimicked science fiction once again – the sonic screwdriver is real, and we the have boffins from the University of Dundee to thank for it. Read More >>

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Ultrasound Treatment Cures Prostate Cancer Perfectly Nine Times in Ten

A new treatment, using highly focused ultrasound, effectively kills cancerous prostate tumours nine times out of ten. What's more, the technique produces virtually no side effects and means patients only have to spend a single evening in hospital. Read More >>

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A Frightened Face Appeared in the Ultrasound of a Man’s Testicle

A 45-year-old man showed up to a hospital complaining about severe pain in his scrotal area. Urologists performed an ultrasound on his testicles and found something hilariously shocking: there looked to be a face of a frightened man in his balls. Read More >>