Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: News | Technology News

 

Researchers Develop Headphones Using Carbon Nanotubes Instead of Normal Speakers

Carbon nanotube headphones may be reasonably priced

Oct 4 2013, 10:57am CDT | by

5 Updates
Researchers Develop Headphones Using Carbon Nanotubes Instead of Normal Speakers
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Researchers Develop Headphones Using Carbon Nanotubes Instead of Normal Speakers

A group of researchers have created a very unique set of headphones that don't use moving parts for the speaker drivers. Rather than using moving parts, the speakers in these headphones use carbon nanotubes. Carbon nano tubes have been researched for a number of uses, including making smaller transistors for computer chips.

The headphones use what's called the thermoacoustic effect to create sound. The thermoacoustic effect uses the expansion and contraction of air to create sound. "We found that processing the carbon nanotube film into thin yarn arrays doesn’t weaken the thermoacoustic effect but can greatly improve the device robustness and durability. And the new designmounts the nanotube structures on silicon chips that are compatible with existing manufacturing methods. The thermoacoustic chips could be easily integrated into circuit boards for speakers with other electronic elements, such as control circuits," said Yang Wei, one of the project creators.

So far, there's no indication of when headphone such as these might be available on the market. However, there is some indication that nanotube speakers may be reasonably priced when they do come to market.

 

iPad Air Giveaway. Win a free iPad Air.

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update

Update: 5

What Would You Do With The Blackest Material Ever Made?

Source: Pop Photo

L
A truly non-reflective material What we call black isn't really that black. Color is defined by how much light is reflected or absorbed, and even the darkest of most commercially available materials still reflects some light. But what would you do with something that's truly black? That bounces back almost no light at all? Something like Vantablack? Vantablack is a new material from Surrey Nanosystems in the UK, and is comprised of millions of carbon nanotubes. As light h ...
Source: Pop Photo   Full article at: Pop Photo Jul 15 2014, 10:19am CDT
 


Advertisement


Update: 4

Watching nanoscale fluids flow

Source: PhysOrg.com

L
(Phys.org) —At the nanoscale, where objects are measured in billionths of meters and events transpire in trillionths of seconds, things do not always behave as our experiences with the macro-world might lead us to expect. Water, for example, seems to flow much faster within carbon nanotubes than classical physics says should be possible. Now imagine tryin ...
Source: PhysOrg.com   Full article at: PhysOrg.com Jun 27 2014, 6:50am CDT
 

More From the Web

Update: 1

Structural Techniques Promise Better Ultracapacitors

Source: Design News

George Washington University's Micro-Propulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory have created high-performance ultracapacitors using a combination o ...
Source: Design News   Full article at: Design News May 29 2014, 4:30am CDT
 

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Lisa Kudrow talks about Who Do You Think You Are?
Lisa Kudrow talks about Who Do You Think You Are?
The blonde beauty from Friends, Lisa Kudrow recently talked about lots of stuff in an interview including her role of Valerie Cherish for TLC's Who Do You Think You Are?. She avers the fact that truth is stranger than fiction.
 
 
Nina Dobrev posts Quotes on Instagram while Ian Somerhalder tweets Nikki Reed
Nina Dobrev posts Quotes on Instagram while Ian Somerhalder tweets Nikki Reed
Nina Dobrev is damn jealous of her ex- boyfriend Ian Somerhalder who is currently dating Nikki Reed. So she took to a social website to post some very strange remarks in response to which Ian Somerhalder tweets Nikki Reed .
 
 
Emma Stone Calls “Game Of Thrones” A “Joke Show”
Emma Stone Calls “Game Of Thrones” A “Joke Show”
Emma Stone thinks that the HBO’s hit series “Game Of Thrones” is actually a “joke show”. She prefers “Orange Is The New Black” over “Game Of Thrones”.
 
 
Jessica Chastain Kisses Colin Farrell
Jessica Chastain Kisses Colin Farrell
Jessica Chastain encourages Colin Farrell to seduce her in 'Miss Julie'. See Farrell kissing Chastain in the first trailer of Liv Ullmann’s Miss Julie below.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind


Read more about The Geek Mind.