A new way to measure vibrations may eventually help detect gravitational waves


by ABC News

ABC News— This is an Inside Science story. “I'm picking up good vibrations. She's giving me excitations.” Little did The Beach Boys know their 1966 hit was the perfect description for a physics experiment half a century later. Researchers have come up with a new way to detect phonons -- a quantum unit for...

phys.org—New detections of gravitational waves brings the number to 11 – so far. Four new detections of gravitational waves have been announced at the Gravitational Waves Physics and Astronomy Workshop, at the University of Maryland in the United States.

BBC News—Gravitational waves: Monster black hole merger detected. Laser labs sense gravitational waves from a black hole collision at least five billion light-years away.

BBC News—TEDWomen: Vibrations offer new way to track elephants. A technique used to study earthquakes have been adapted to track elephants in the wild.