MIT Laser Sound Transmitter


By: Sam Bennion

In the future, humans may no longer be using earbuds. Lasers could be used to create sounds. MIT was able to transmit sound using a laser by using a fast moving mirror to “wiggle” water molecules in a person’s ear. This has been done before, and the CIA reputedly uses it as a spy tool, but MIT was able to make the audio surprisingly loud.

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This is related to engineering because it shows the prototype aspect in the engineering process.