U.S. Navy Analyzing Brood II Cicadas for Submarine Warfare

It looks like the invading Brood II Cicadas will join…

It looks like the invading Brood II Cicadas will join the Global Force For Good…

As the nation prepares for the onslaught of love-seeking cicadas, who time their appearance in accordance with 17-year cycles, the U.S. Navy is analyzing the insects’ tell-tale “thrum,” in an effort to replicate it for marine communication.

At the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, R.I., researchers have been trying to figure out a way to re-create it mechanically. But the physics is complicated…

Read more at LATimes.com.

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