New device can transmit underwater sound to air

Metamaterial could improve marine-life monitoring and underwater communication, but applications are a long way off

illustration of a metamaterial

SO META  A new metamaterial, illustrated, uses precise vibrations to allow underwater sound to be transmitted through it. (Blue and red show vibrations in opposite directions.)

Sam Lee/Yonsei University

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