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Alien soundscapes, crackling jets, stalking volcanoes

American Institute of Physics

Over a dozen newsworthy lay-language versions of meeting papers are now posted for the 153rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), which will take place from June 4-8, 2007 at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Almost 700 papers will be presented at the meeting.

Even if you are not able to be in Salt Lake City, the detailed descriptions in the papers, along with speaker contact information and supplemental visuals and sound files, will enable you to cover many of the meeting's stories. None of the highlighted papers are embargoed, so you are welcome to cover the meeting presentations at any time. During the meeting, please contact the AIP science writers listed above for any assistance you may need in contacting presenters or obtaining background information on meeting topics.

The following text lists some examples of lay-language papers and additional meeting topics.


ASA WORLD WIDE PRESSROOM MAIN PAGE
http://www.acoustics.org/press

FULL LAYPAPER MENU
http://www.acoustics.org/press/153rd/lay_lang.html

SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS:

Snap, Crackle, Pop: The Sound of Freedom"
by Kent Gee, Brigham Young University, et al.
http://www.acoustics.org/press/153rd/gee.html

Teenagers Develop a Better Sense of Timing During Adolescence
by Julia Jones Huyck and Beverly A. Wright, Northwestern University
http://www.acoustics.org/press/153rd/huyck-wright.html

Vibro-acoustography: New Breast Imaging Modality Shows Lesions More Clearly
by Azra Alizad et al., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
http://www.acoustics.org/press/153rd/alizad.html

How Much Do Teachers Talk" Do They Ever Get a Break"
by Ingo R. Titze, Eric J. Hunter, and Jan G. Svec, National Center for Voice and Speech
http://www.acoustics.org/press/153rd/hunter.html

What Did Dinosaurs Hear"
by Robert Dooling, University of Maryland, et al.
http://www.acoustics.org/press/153rd/dooling.html

Workspace Speech Privacy Calculator
by Jonathan D. Kemp et al., Cambridge Sound Management, LLC
http://www.acoustics.org/press/153rd/kemp.html

Rehabilitating the World's Worst Sounds
by Kelly Fitz, Starkey Hearing Research Center
http://www.acoustics.org/press/153rd/fitz.html

Stalking a Volcano with Noise
by Christoph Sens-Schoenfelder and Ulrich Wegler, University of Leipzig
http://www.acoustics.org/press/153rd/sens-schoenfelder.html

Alien Soundscapes: Acoustics on Titan, Venus, Mars, and Earth
by Andi Petculescu, University of Louisiana, et al.
http://www.acoustics.org/press/153rd/petculescu.html

Life's a Pitch - MRI Used to Study How the Brain Processes Sound
by Deborah A Hall, MRC Institute of Hearing Research, et al.
http://www.acoustics.org/press/153rd/hall.html

When the Ocean Breathes
by Grant Deane and Dale Stokes, UC San Diego
http://www.acoustics.org/press/153rd/deane.html

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ABOUT THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
The Acoustical Society of America is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its approximately 7000 worldwide members represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Acoustics Today magazine, books and standards on acoustics. ASA holds two major scientific meetings each year. It is a Member Society of the American Institute of Physics. For more information about the Society, please visit ASA's Web site at http://asa.aip.org .

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153rd ASA Meeting, Salt Lake City, June 4-8, 2007

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