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A short-term movement that goes against the general trend. For example, if the DJIA rallies on a given trading day but overall is in the midst of a prolonged bear market, the rally is called a wave against the bearish tide.
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When he left the Navy, Cassone began a 10-year experiment with sound waves in his home garage, tweaking the frequency, time and exposure, Soriano said.
Caption: A computer rendering of a sound wave that was shaped into a pattern like the letter A, one foot past the acoustic metamaterial array.
The collaboration now includes some 1,000 astronomers from more than 50 institutions worldwide, and they're tackling a grand goal: measuring the faint imprint of cosmic sound waves that reverberated throughout the universe during its first 380,000 years.
Dr Tom Hayward from the University of Sheffield and Professor John Cunningham from the University of Leeds have together come up with a completely new solution: passing sound waves across the surface on which the wires are fixed.
It uses gentle mechanical force created by sound waves to recover whole, unaltered cancer cells that can be used for further testing.
Potential licensees in the cell phone accessories industry are currently being targeted as candidates to eventually commercialize the Cross Sound Wave on a worldwide basis.
So if gases can transmit sound waves, couldn't an exploding spaceship make a noise that travels along with the gases emitted by the explosion?
In this method, nodularity is checked using an ultrasonic velocity measuring instrument, which measures velocity by sending and receiving sound waves as they travel through a section of a casting.
By knowing how air affects sound waves, it's possible to predict exactly what new frequencies will be added into a sound wave by the air itself.
In similar fashion, the speed of sound is also partly responsible for the rambling we hear, due to refraction-- the bending of sound waves.
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The transducer sends a pulsed sound wave through a test sample that is submerged in water.