Security Applications of Time-Reversed Acoustics
I simply don't have the science to evaluate this claim:
Since conventional sound waves disperse when traveling through a medium, the possibility of focusing sound waves could have applications in several areas. In cryptography, for example, when sending a secret message, the sender could ensure that only one location would receive the message. Interceptors at other locations would only pick up noise due to unfocused waves. Other potential uses include antisubmarine warfare and underwater communications that benefit from targeted signaling.
Posted on April 5, 2006 at 1:06 PM • 36 Comments