Dolphin pulses inspire a new radar

Dolphins have inspired British engineers to create a new type of radar device that could track miners trapped underground or skiers buried in avalanches.

The device would build on dolphins’ ability to send out two pulses in quick succession, which allows for a targeted search for semiconductor devices by cancelling out background noise.

The conventional radar isn’t nearly as fast or accurate, whereas the dolphin-inspired radar could pick up roadside bombs, bugging devices or mobile phones in areas surrounded my metal clutter.

Read more at University of Southampton