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Device that gives cat-like ‘hearing’ abilities being developed

Washington, April 1: Researchers are developing atomically thin “drumheads”, which are tens of trillions of times thinner than the human eardrum, and will provide cat-like hearing abilities to humans. According to the results of the ongoing research published in the jourl Science Advances, these “drumheads” would be able to receive and transmit sigls across a radio frequency range far greater than what we can hear with the human ear. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University in the US said that they achieved this cat-like ‘hearing’ with a device that is tens of trillions times (10 followed by 13 zeros) smaller in volume and 100,000 times thinner than the human eardrum. (IANS)