Engineering

Preventing the impact sound annoyance from lightweight floors

One of the biggest noise nuisances in homes arises from people simply moving around their homes. In particular, this can be quite disturbing for people living in buildings where adjoining homes have traditional wooden floors. ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Discovery unravels how atomic vibrations emerge in nanomaterials

A hundred years of physics tells us that collective atomic vibrations, called phonons, can behave like particles or waves. When they hit an interface between two materials, they can bounce off like a tennis ball. If the materials ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Walking in a 360° video with foot vibrations for seated observers

Walking is a basic human activity that improves human physical and mental health. However, physical disabilities and the COVID-19 pandemic have discouraged people from walking outside. To remove these limitations, a research ...

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