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    A sound-absorbing wallpaper inspired by a moth’s wings is coming

    A professor at the University of Bristol is working on a sound-absorbing wallpaper inspired by a moth’s wings.

    In a video posted to TikTok on 15th June, Professor Marc Holdereid explains that the research was sparked by moths’ evolutionary evasion of bats, describing their wings — made up of variegated scales that vibrate at their own frequency and absorb sound — as their “secret weapon”.

    “Now that is remarkable as it is,” he said, “but this is also an acoustic metamaterial which means the performance of the whole wing is better than the contributing parts of all the constituting scales. And that makes them about 10 times as efficient at absorbing sound than any of our sound absorbers.

    “At the University of…

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