Joshua Gouled of Santa Cruz, CA has invented a way for us to amplify our fave jamz on the down-low. Get rid of those oh-so-obvious speaker boxes and replace them with a snazzy vase, sphere, or basically any container.
How it works:
A coil is wound around the vessel, which is filled with ferrofluid (an oil containing nano-sized magnetic metal particles)and suspends a large bar magnet inside the center of the fluid. Music signals from an amplifier are fed through the coil, creating a magnetic field in the fluid, which interacts with the bar magnet. The bar vibrates, causing the fluid to vibrate, which then causes the walls of the vessel to vibrate, allowing your hot jamz to blast out loud.
On top of all that nerdy awesomeness, lights may be used with clear containers, where they would pulsate along with the beat of the music.
via new scientist