Baby sea snails ride waves into shallower waters

The warming ocean may cause the larvae of bottom-dwelling snails to hatch earlier in the spring, when waves are larger, potentially impacting their ability to survive and serve as food for other sea creatures. A new study sheds new light on the sensory organs the snail larvae use to feel — and perhaps even hear — whether the water is turbulent or wavy, and improve their odds of being carried to a good habitat where they can settle down as adults.
Source: Science Daily

Million fold increase in the power of waves near Jupiter's moon Ganymede

Chorus waves are electromagnetic waves. Converted to sound they sound like singing and chirping birds at dawn. They can cause polar lights above the Earth as well as damage to satellites. Now, a team of researchers has found that such waves are intensified million-fold around Jupiter’s moon Ganymede. This study provides important observational constraints for theoretical studies.
Source: Science Daily

Spontaneous emission of matter waves from a tunable open quantum system

Spontaneous emission of matter waves from a tunable open quantum system

Spontaneous emission of matter waves from a tunable open quantum system, Published online: 25 July 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0348-z

An open quantum system containing ultracold rubidium atoms trapped in an optical lattice undergoes spontaneous emission of matter waves into free space.
Source: Nature

Sound waves could provide 'liquid biopsies'

Using sound waves, researchers have developed a gentle, contact-free method for separating circulating tumor cells from blood samples that is fast and efficient enough for clinical use. The ability to quickly and efficiently harvest and grow these cells from a blood sample would enable ‘liquid biopsies’ capable of providing individualized diagnosis, prognosis and suggestions for treatment strategies.
Source: Science Daily

Sound-waves: Making opaque materials totally transparent

Researchers have found a way to make materials that are normally opaque to sound waves completely transparent. Their system involves placing acoustic relays at strategic locations so that sound waves can propagate at a constant amplitude — regardless of what may lie in their path. This method could eventually be used to make it possible to hide objects like submarines.
Source: Science Daily

Kevin Durant, Paul George Make NBA Free-Agency Waves While the World Waits for LeBron

  1. Kevin Durant, Paul George Make NBA Free-Agency Waves While the World Waits for LeBron  New York Times
  2. Sources: LeBron James has no plans to meet in person with Cavaliers when free agency opens  ESPN
  3. NBA stars don’t wait for LeBron as free-agency frenzy begins  New York Post
  4. LeBron James putting his stamp on league for years to come  Newsday
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