Scientists use moth wings to absorb sound and could be used to make noise-cancelling wallpaper


Go ahead and order that drum kit, as noise-cancelling wallpaper may not be too far away. 

Scientists have found that when they mount tiny sections of moth wings onto a hard surface they are able to absorb up to 87 per cent of the incoming sound waves.

The research team at the University of Bristol initially discovered that the unique scales on moth wings absorb echolocation calls used by bats.

The sounds they absorb are all in a frequency too high to be heard by humans, so further work is…



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