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Boffins in California say they have developed a cunning "acoustic hyperlens" which will allow naval sonars and medical ultrasound scanners to increase the resolution of their images eightfold - accurately picturing details much smaller than the wavelength of the sound used to scan them. The hi-res acoustic hyperlens built by …

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Boffin

And no dolphins

will be fried in the process - honest.

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Grenade

yum!

Lots of good eats on a whale...

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Joke

the use of "evanescent" sound waves?!?

So they'll be using goth rock music?

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Megaphone

only sonar

So detecting small objects,

for radar, a small object would be a stealth plane would it not ?

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Made of brass...

Awesome. Not nearly enough scientific equipment has been made of brass since the 19th Century.

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Re: the use of "evanescent" sound waves?!?

Some idiot had to say it didn't they...

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E 2

The lede on the photo is absolutely brilliant!

''nuff said.

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Happy

Re: Re: the use of "evanescent" sound waves?!?

I was going to be that idiot!

I bought "Fallen" some time ago and I was pleasantly surprised. A bit of a throwback to the days before digital downloads and the fixation on the "song". So instead of the more usual fare served these days (the hit "song" and a dozen or so crap filler tracks) I got a CD full of good stuff.

Your milage may vary. Let's just say that when I had hair it was long and dyed black. Trivia point: The reason that Goths are not usually seen on motorcycles, even though leather is de rigeur, is that those indian silk scarves worn hanging from the belt collection get caught in the chain..........

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Joke

Brass ?

All they need is a steam engine to compress the sound and the Age of SteamPunk will have finally come to be !

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My my my... Is this thread now gonna be about evanescence?

err... ok!

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FAIL

sheesh! Lighten up!

didst thou not see the JOKE ALERT ICON? Twas merely a pun, nothing more.

(shakes head sadly, moves on)

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