research
A Cloaking Device for Sound Will Make You Invisible to Sonar

A cloaking device that makes you appear completely invisible is still trapped in the realm of science fiction. But researchers at Duke University, North Carolina, have successfully created a cloaking device that works with sound, making an object completely invisible to SONAR and other acoustic imaging techniques. Read More >>

gadgets
This Floating Sonar Pod Turns Your Smartphone into a Fish Finder

If fishing for you is more about pulling the most catches out of a lake—instead of simply using your wits to outsmart nature—then the more gear the better. And while fish finders have been around for decades, the FishHunter is the first to turn your smartphone into a window to what lies below the water's surface. Read More >>

military
Dolphin Sonar Can Help to Uncover Roadside Bombs and IEDs

Some say that swimming with dolphins can have healing properties, but the super-smart aquatic mammals may have a far more tangible gift to bestow upon mankind. A team of British researchers have been inspired by the dolphin's sonar to create a remarkably accurate and cheap to produce bomb sensor. Read More >>

science
Batman's Awesome Sonar Phone Made a Reality by Science

Remember in the Dark Knight where Bruce Wayne fires up his seriously badass privacy invading phone sonar machine to map out the whole of Gotham to track the Joker? Researchers studying echolocation have essentially just made it an amazing reality. Read More >>

health
Sonar Could Let Your Body Talk to Machines Better

Sonar. Subs use it. Dolphins use it. And someday your own body might use it to detect and treat what ails you. Echolocation unlocking the quantified self. Read More >>

diy
Ultrasonic Bat Glove Makes You a Genuine Dark Knight

It might not be able to monitor an entire city, but Steve Hoefer's brilliant sonar glove will at least let you get to the bathroom at night without stubbing your toe, thanks to an ultrasonic emitter and haptic feedback. Read More >>

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