sound wave

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Synonyms for sound wave

(acoustics) a wave that transmits sound

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The research -- published in Applied Physics Letters -- has shown that certain types of sound waves can move data quickly, using minimal power.
But a pioneering device containing a microchip uses sound waves to spot the difference between tumour cells and white blood cells.
But a pioneering device uses sound waves to spot the difference between tumour cells and white blood cells.
The Cross Sound Wave is also in Patent Pending status within the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Out in space, there are some interstellar gas clouds that could provide a medium for sound waves to propagate.
In this method, nodularity is checked using an ultrasonic velocity measuring instrument, which measures velocity by sending and receiving sound waves as they travel through a section of a casting.
Once installed, the sound wave icon will appear in the document.
The curvature of the film focuses the sound waves in the same way that curved mirrors are used in telescopes to focus light from distant stars.
The event horizon of Steinhauer's hole of silence emerged at the point where the rubidium's flow rate broke the sound barrier: Any sound waves emitted beyond that spot could not escape upstream (SN: 12/18/10, p.
Instead of directing x-rays through the casting, a sound wave is "bounced" through the part.
Every time that an electrical pulse passes through the microscopic layer of carbon tubes, the air around them heats up and creates a sound wave.
When a sound wave hits the surface of a wall or partition, three things happen to the energy: some is reflected, some is absorbed and some is transmitted through the wall.
Guohua Sun from the University of Cincinnati has developed an adaptive, active algorithm that would enable the use of a rapid-response sound wave, which would counter and significantly "erase" these noises.
The gadget contains a microphone and a chip which analyses the incoming sound wave and then produces an inverted wave to cancel out the unwanted noise.
Current cochlear implants, which are normally used in only one ear, do not preserve the exact timing of a sound wave and cannot provide this important spatial information.