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Sonic levitation

Watch how Yoichi Ochiai, Takayuki Hoshi and Jun Rekimoto – of the Nagoya Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo – use soundwaves to levitate objects and manipulate their position in mid air. Extra bonus points for the soundtrack!

Sono

Industrial designer Rudolf Stefanich designed this wonderful noise cancelling device for city dwellers. This won’t help you on a hot day when you need your windows to be open, but when they’re closed the selective filtering will let you keep…

Beyond the eighth harmonic

The scientific paper Shape oscillation of a levitated drop in an acoustic field by Weiyu Ran and Steven Fredericks introduces the star drop, by placing a simple drop of water into an ultrasonic field. Different harmonics create different shapes in…

Out of focus

Photography may still be in the middle of the digital revolution, but there is another era right around the corner. One that may just destroy the art of photography. The Lytro light-array camera features a plenoptic sensor which collects directional…