WHAT: Press Event Webcasts | Research from the ASA 171st MeetingDATE: Tuesday, May 24, 2016TIME: "New Discoveries in Acoustics" @11:00 a.m. MDT/1:00 p.m. EDTONLINE REGISTRATION: http://www.aipwebcasting.comONSITE LOCATION: Room 1524, Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek Hotel

Newswise — WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20, 2016 – Researchers investigating the commonalities in pitch delivery by presidential candidates, the biological basis for dolphin echolocation, and an early warning system to detect tsunamis will describe their latest findings during a webcast press event on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

The event will be streamed live at 1:00 p.m., EDT, from the 171st meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), which takes place May 23-27 in Salt Lake City. Additionally, the webcast will be available for download 24 hours afterwards.

For a full list of speakers and topics, see below. To register, please visit http://www.aipwebcasting.com.

Reporters can submit questions for the researchers in real time through the webcast interface. For more information, contact John Arnst.

New Discoveries in Acoustics -- 11:00 a.m. MDT/1:00 p.m. EDT

SPEAKERS AND TOPICS• Rosario Signorello, from the University of California, Los Angeles, will discuss the similarities in vocal delivery between Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Carly Fiorina.• Aaron Thode, from the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, will discuss the role that tissue lumps – and snot – play in dolphin echolocation.• Jan Dettmer, from Australian National University, will discuss a recently developed algorithm that could one day help give coastal cities early warning of incoming tsunamis.

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ABOUT THE MEETINGThe 171st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) will be held May 23-27, 2016, at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek Hotel. It will feature more than 900 presentations on sound and its applications in physics, engineering, music, architecture and medicine. Reporters are invited to cover the meeting remotely or attend in person for free. USEFUL LINKSMain meeting website: http://www.acousticalsociety.org/content/spring-2016-meetingItinerary planner and technical program: http://www.acousticalsociety.org/content/spring-meeting-itinerary-planner

WORLD WIDE PRESS ROOMIn the coming days, ASA’s World Wide Press Room will be updated with additional tips on dozens of newsworthy stories and with lay-language papers, which are 400-900 word summaries of presentations written by scientists for a general audience and accompanied by photos, audio, and video. You can visit the site, beginning in early May, at (http://www.acoustics.org/current-meeting). PRESS REGISTRATIONWe will grant free registration to credentialed journalists and professional freelance journalists. If you are a reporter and would like to attend, contact John Arnst (jarnst@aip.org, 301-209-3096) who can also help with setting up interviews and obtaining images, sound clips, or background information. LIVE MEDIA WEBCASTA press briefing featuring a selection of newsworthy research will be webcast live from the conference on Tuesday, May 24. Topics and time of webcast to be announced.  ABOUT THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICAThe Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its 7,000 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (the world's leading journal on acoustics), Acoustics Today magazine, books, and standards on acoustics. The society also holds two major scientific meetings each year. For more information about ASA, visit our website at http://www.acousticalsociety.org.

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