This Robot Can Guess How You're Feeling by the Way You Walk

This Robot Can Guess How You're Feeling by the Way You Walk

As the robot rolls along, the camera watches passing pedestrians, while ProxEmo overlays each human with that 16-joint skeleton—the objective measurement of gaits, which the algorithm has learned to associate with certain emotions.

The Sea Is Getting Warmer. Will the Shrimp Get Louder?

The Sea Is Getting Warmer. Will the Shrimp Get Louder?

But climate change may turn up the volume on this liquid symphony as warmer sea temperatures boost the volume of noise produced by the small but incredibly loud percussionist in this orchestra: the snapping shrimp.

Hyundai's Luxury SUV Mixes Mics and Math for a Silent Ride

Hyundai's Luxury SUV Mixes Mics and Math for a Silent Ride

Typically, they use microphones in the cabin to capture ambient noise, which a processor then uses to generate a constant “opposite” sound wave that is pumped through the car’s stereo speakers.

Apple Reveals $250 Noise-Canceling AirPods Pro

Apple Reveals $250 Noise-Canceling AirPods Pro

Now, this custom chip is also being tasked with handling noise cancelation, adaptive sound equalization features, and a “transparency” setting on the new AirPod Pros.

Apple's 'Noise' App Is Designed to Save You From Yourself

Apple's 'Noise' App Is Designed to Save You From Yourself

Many of the updates focused on health , including Noise app, which will monitor, well, noise surrounding the device and alert its user when a cacophony reaches potentially harmful levels.

Bridgestone's New Tire Makes Driving Electric as Quiet as It Should Be

Bridgestone's New Tire Makes Driving Electric as Quiet as It Should Be

Among other tricks, Bridgestone molded millimeter-high serrations into the trough of each channel to break up the high frequency sounds that result when the tire rolls down the road. Higher frequencies like what you get from pattern noise: As the tire rolls, tiny bubbles of air are compressed between the tread and ground.

Meet the Bizarre American Bittern

Meet the Bizarre American Bittern

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology calls the bittern’s song the “gulps of a thirsty giant.” Take it from me, it’s positively jarring. “It’s so bizarre to hear this noise.”

Inside the High-Stakes Race to Make Quantum Computers Work

Inside the High-Stakes Race to Make Quantum Computers Work

Federico Carminati, a physicist at CERN, admits that today’s quantum computers wouldn't give researchers anything more than classical machines, but, undeterred, he’s started tinkering with IBM’s prototype quantum device via the cloud while waiting for the technology to mature.

5 Beat-Building Must-Haves for Your Home Music Studio

5 Beat-Building Must-Haves for Your Home Music Studio

The free Noise app wirelessly connects you to hundreds of tones, and the Seaboard pairs with the other modules in the Blocks family of touch-sensitive sound shapers.$300Buy Now5.