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Save the Date: Acoustical Society of America Fall Meeting in New Orleans, Dec. 4-8

Acoustical waves and vibrations allow us to hear and experience the world with fuller sensory stimulation. Acoustics has applications that cover a broad spectrum of topics including anthropogenic noise in marine environments, the dangers of hospital...
20-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Acoustic Scientist Sounds Off About the Location of Cave Paintings

One popular theory about the Paleolithic cave paintings proposes that sites were chosen based on the acoustics in the caves. The originators of the theory reported a causal connection between the “points of resonance” in three French caves and...
20-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Biomechanical Acoustics Study Sheds Light on Running Injuries

Devoted runners suffer from a surprisingly high rate of injury. One reason for these injuries is that runners endure many shocks from the impact of running, and these cause vibrations that travel from the foot throughout the entire body. Delphine...
20-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Curtains for Privacy and Quiet


Anyone who works in an office with an open floor plan becomes aware of a major downside of these otherwise collaborative spaces: It is impossible to hold confidential meetings with colleagues. One solution developed by a German textile manufacturer...
20-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ultrasound Imaging of the Brain and Liver

Ultrasound -- sound with frequencies higher than those audible to humans -- is commonly used in diagnostic imaging of the body's soft tissues, including muscles, joints, tendons and internal organs. A technology called high-intensity focused...
21-Jun-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Creating a Personalized, Immersive Audio Environment

The way you hear and interpret the sounds around you changes as you move. That’s how sound in the real world works. Now imagine if it worked that way while you were listening to a recording of a concert or playing a video game in virtual reality....
20-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Talking Science

In 22 years, Karin Heineman has been behind the camera for hundreds of scientific stories. By bringing a plethora of scientists into the world of media, she has garnered unique expertise in bridging the communication gap between those in and out of...
23-Jun-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Using Body Noise to Improve Cancer Detection

In passive elastography, the elasticity of tissue is measured using the body’s own propagation of shear waves, which enables more effective imaging deeper inside the body in an even more noninvasive way than traditional elastography and may be...
21-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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