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New research shows how sound can be used to levitate objects, leading to advances in virtual reality, 3D printing, and more!

New research shows how sound can be used to levitate objects, leading to advances in virtual reality, 3D printing, and more!

 

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What happened? Who would have thought that sound could be used to levitate objects? It seems like something out of a science fiction movie! But this is actually what researchers at University College London (UCL) have been able to achieve. They have shown for the first time how sound can be used to levitate objects in the way that is traditionally seen in movies and TV shows. This opens up possibilities for more advanced interactive entertainment through virtual reality and mixed reality at theme parks, arcades, and museums.

 

 

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Why is this important? This research is important because it has the potential to revolutionize virtual reality and improve upon current methods of manufacturing. The technique could also improve upon existing methods of printing by allowing manufacturers to build more sophisticated, multi-material objects as opposed to the layer-by-layer, single-material build approach that is currently used. Sound levitation has the potential to create fully immersive real-world simulations without the need for clunky headsets or goggles.

 

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What's next?

In what industries could this technology be used? The potential applications for this technology are vast and varied. Sound levitation has the potential to be used in virtual reality, gaming, manufacturing, and even healthcare. The possibilities are endless! We are excited to see what new innovations sound levitation will bring about in the future!

 

Do you think sound levitation is a step in the right direction? What other applications do you think this technology can be used for? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


Author: Christian Kromme

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