Echoes and Eardrums: Exploring the National Physical Laboratories
Science

Echoes and Eardrums: Exploring the National Physical Laboratories

In Bushey Park, Teddington lies the National Physical Laboratory, the largest applied physics organisation in the UK. Funded by The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, NPL has provided the primary national measurement standards for physics since 1900 as well as using its three atomic to serve as the National Time Reference for the UK. … Continue reading

The World’s First Acoustic Cloaking Device
Science / Technology

The World’s First Acoustic Cloaking Device

At Duke University, North Carolina, engineers have created the world’s first 3D acoustic cloaking device. Using perforated sheets of plastic metamaterials, the device bends sound waves in a way that creates the illusion that the device and anything beneath it are not there at all. In 2006 professor of electrical and computer engineer Steven Cummer … Continue reading