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Motherboard

These Butterflies Can Hear With Their Wings

For a century, nobody knew why Satyrini butterflies had inflated veins on their forewings. Turns out the structures are hearing aids.
Becky Ferreira
10.17.18
Performance Art

Artist Figured Out How To Control Water With Her Mind

An EEG, a few speakers, and some metal plates filled with water compose the artist's brain wave-bending installations.
Beckett Mufson
7.3.17
Art

The Grateful Dead's Drummer Mickey Hart Paints Using Vibrations

The Dead's legendary drummer wants his paintings to get you high.
Taylor Lindsay
10.18.16
sound

Jumping Spiders Can ‘Hear' Using Their Leg Hairs

Spidey senses are tingling (literally).
Samantha Cole
10.14.16
tresor

Tresor Resident Marcelus Delivers a Pulsing Debut Album, 'Vibrations'

The label celebrates 25 years with the collection of premium techno.
Joshua Glazer
6.7.16
vibrations

Watch Couscous Produce Geometric Patterns, Thanks to Physics

How a Chladni plate and wave dynamics cause couscous to create mind-bending arrangements.
Rachel Pick
3.2.16
Music

Watch Fire, Sand, and Electricity Become Mesmerizing Music Visualizers

Nigel Stanford's 'Cymatics: Science Vs. Music' is like the physics dance party we always wanted.
Sami Emory
11.14.14
Premieres

Honest's Remix of Alex Wiley's "Vibrations" Is the Soundtrack to Your Next House Music Vision Quest

Give Alex Wiley your heart, make it real, or else forget about it.
Drew Millard
8.20.14
Design

How To Use Junkfood To Eavesdrop Through Soundproof Windows

MIT researchers have developed technology that can look at the vibrations of say, a bag of chips, and recreate the sound that made it.
Jason Koebler at Motherboard
8.5.14