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Vocal Fry: A Sonic Feature of a Diverse City #Acoustics23

Hannah White and her colleagues at Macquarie University researched how creaky voice is reflected in Australian English used in Sydney, and what factors influence its prevalence.
30-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Software DJ Creates Automated Pop Song Mashups #Acoustics23

Xinyang Wu from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has designed a computer algorithm to intelligently create mashups using the drum tracks from one song and the vocals and instrumentals from another. The algorithm mimics the process...
30-Nov-2023 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Taming Noise Behind Bars #Acoustics23

James Boland, an acoustician for SLR Consulting, employed insights from the field of sensory criminology to better understand the unique acoustic needs inside prison environments. By focusing on speech intelligibility, strategic reduction of noise...
29-Nov-2023 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Singing in the Rain: Why the Bundengan Sounds Better Wet #Acoustics23

Gea Oswah Fatah Parikesit and their team at Universitas Gadjah Mada have investigated the physics behind why the bundengan, a portable shelter woven from bamboo that features a collection of strings and bamboo bars, sounds better when played in the...
29-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Making Table Tennis Accessible for Blind Players #Acoustics23

Phoebe Peng, an Engineering Honours student at the University of Sydney, is researching ways to allow people with low vision and blindness to play pingpong using sound. The process uses neuromorphic cameras and an array of loudspeakers, designed to...
29-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Picking Up Good Vibrations: The Surprising Physics of the Didjeridu #Acoustics23

Joe Wolfe and John Smith from the University of New South Wales conducted acoustic experiments to study the didjeridu’s unusual and complicated performance techniques.
29-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Wearable Ultrasound Monitor Can Aid Rehabilitation from Injury #Acoustics23

Parag Chitnis of George Mason University led a team that developed a wearable ultrasound system that can produce clinically relevant information about muscle function during dynamic physical activity. The system uses a patented approach that uses...
28-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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A Farsighted Approach to Tackle Nearsightedness #Acoustics23

As humans age, our eyes adjust based on how we use them, growing or shortening to focus where needed, and we now know that blurred input to the eye while the eye is growing causes myopia.
28-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Reconstructing the Acoustics of Notre Dame

The April 15 fire that devastated the roof of Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral left many people around the globe wondering whether it’s possible to rebuild it in a way that can recreate the cultural icon’s complex signature acoustics. Six years...
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