Scientists Have Created Soundproof Wallpaper…from Moth Wings?

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If you’re tired of trying to sleep and hearing your neighbors blaring Bang a Gong (Get It On), or, you know, actually gettin’ it on…well there’s exciting news out of the U.K…

Scientists there have found a way to create SOUNDPROOF WALLPAPER and they used moth wings as their inspiration.

The scales on the wings absorb noises and the researchers believe this can revolutionize noise-canceling technology.  So instead of bulky soundproofing panels, they could achieve an even-better result with ultra-thin wallpaper.

Moth wings can block out around 87% of sound waves even when placed against a hard surface like a wall.  It’s too early to say when the new technology might be applied to new products.

It’s also a shame that it took them until 20 years after wallpaper went out of style to figure this out.  However, maybe wallpaper is primed for a comeback!

SOURCE: The University of Bristol