Histological stain of motor neurons in purple and green, with some overlapping
Researchers Use Ultrasound to Control Neurons in Mice
A study shows “sonogenetics” could be a useful new tool in neuroscience and other fields.
ABOVE: Corinne Lee-Kubli, Chalasani Lab
Researchers Use Ultrasound to Control Neurons in Mice
Researchers Use Ultrasound to Control Neurons in Mice

A study shows “sonogenetics” could be a useful new tool in neuroscience and other fields.

A study shows “sonogenetics” could be a useful new tool in neuroscience and other fields.

ABOVE: Corinne Lee-Kubli, Chalasani Lab

sound waves

Balaenoptera physalus, fin whale, seismology, acoustic, earthquake, recordings, ocean
Whale Song Echoes Help Scientists Map the Ocean Floor
Asher Jones | Feb 12, 2021
By analyzing how fin whale calls bounce off the seafloor, scientists can recreate ocean crust layers.
bats echolocation echo echoes find prey target navigation
Image of the Day: Target Practice
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 5, 2019
Bats move their ears fast to create frequency shifts in echoes that can give them more information about their prey targets or the surroundings they are navigating through.
deer forest sounds
Browsing Deer Affect How A Forest Sounds
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2019
Changes in the auditory environment as a result of herbivory could influence how animals communicate, and may have implications for sound-based monitoring of species.
Sounding Out Cell Stickiness
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2018
Acoustic forces can be used to differentiate adherent from non-adherent cells.
Image of the Day: Whistling Caterpillar
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2018
Nessus sphinx hawkmoth larvae make alarm calls using mechanics similar to rocket engines. 
Identifying Wolves by Their Howls
Kate Yandell | Jul 23, 2013
Researchers can tell wolves apart by analyzing the pitch and volume of their vocalizations.
Moving Objects Using Sound
Kate Yandell | Jul 17, 2013
Levitating and manipulating objects using sound waves could help prevent contamination of materials.