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March 6, 2019

Review on Acoustic Metasurfaces

Badreddine
ASSOUAR
badreddine.assouar@univ-lorraine.fr
Yes
1239649
Author, Creator
Acoustics Professional
“Acoustic Metasurfaces”. Nature Reviews Materials 3, (2018) 460.

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We publishsed in 2018 the first review on acoustic metasurfaces which is a very emerging and new topic in Acoustics.

Building on the success of bulk metamaterials in the past decade, acoustic metasurfaces have significantly advanced the field of wave manipulation, enabling the design of miniaturized materials and devices with com- plex and unprecedented functionalities. One of the main reasons for the interest in acoustic metasurfaces is the challenge of using bulk acoustic metamaterials to manipulate the sound of long wavelengths in air and water. The use of metasurfaces — in the form of thin and lightweight structures — is an ingenious way to overcome this problem.

In this Review, we delineated the fundamental physics of metasurfaces, described their different concepts and design strategies, and discuss their functionalities for controllable reflection, transmission and extraordinary absorption.

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https://acoustics.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/6/NRM-Final.pdf


 

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March 7, 2019

Física y Psicoacústica (Physics and Psychoacoustics)

HORACIO
CRISTIANI
hcristiani@mah.org.ar
Yes
Corresponding Electronic Associate
Creator
Acoustics Professional
Física y Psicoacústica

305 viewers

146 subscribers

This is a tool used by audiology students who are taking courses in acoustics and psychoacoustics. It uses the same platform they use to interact socially with their peers and thus try to convey content in a visual and friendly way. Special importance is given to the different characters in the history of these sciences, emphasizing their contributions.

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https://www.instagram.com/fisicaypsicoacustica/


 

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March 11, 2019

Sensing but Not Hearing: The Problem of Wind Turbine Noise (an interview with acoustician Steven Cooper, AU) By Sherri Lange, Steven Cooper

Sherri
Lange
kodaisl@rogers.com
Yes

Author
Journalist
Master Resource: a Market Energy Blog, based in Houston USA

2 million plus viewers
Unknown but more several million world wide: page views
Likely 2-3 million subscribers
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As in the email: France, Germany, Canada, and others have referenced this link and piece, and have posted. Picked up by the North Dakota Public Utilities Commission, in reference to understanding wind turbine problems for a pending proposed project. We were asked for permission to use.

The interview with Mr. Steven Cooper has turned out to be a turning point of sorts, with respect to people being able to more clearly understand the nature of pulsation and sub sounds, ILFN, and the cocktail of acoustic impacts from industrial wind turbines. Current dBA regulations are quite insufficient to protect people and animals, and even mask the real causes of harm from below 20 hz. Also the band from 20 to 200, Low Frequency. Steven’s clear ability to outline impacts and his reference to his ground breaking work at Bridgewater, AU, has helped innumerable people, policy makers and even medical professionals. It would be very suitable to honor him, and Master Resource, for the clarity provided.

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https://acoustics.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/6/SENSING-BUT-NOT-HEARING.docx

Sensing but Not Hearing: The Problem of Wind Turbine Noise (Interview with acoustician Steven Cooper, AU)


 

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March 12, 2019

20,000 dBs Under the Sea

Douglas
Mast
doug.mast@uc.edu
No
tedium (account # 1178056)
Author, Creator, Producer
Journalist
Episode #19 of podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz, published July 11, 2017

Unknown. They have 14 listed sponsors, so their circulation is apparently substantial.

This podcast presents “the stories behind the world’s most recognizable and interesting sounds,” with solid research backed by entertaining and engaging writing and sound design. This episode covers the gamut of underwater acoustics, including sound, physics of propagation, sonar, and sounds of human, animal, and unknown origin. I think it’s a great example of making acoustics interesting and accessible to a wider audience.

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https://www.20k.org/episodes/underthesea


 

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March 13, 2019

Clemson’s Acoustic Stage Collaboration with OU’s Daniel Butko

Daniel
Butko
butko@ou.edu
Yes
1047282
Author
Acoustics Professional
https://cucsaw.wixsite.com/csaw/acousticalstage

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Before, during, and after the performance at the CBA conference, Associate Professor Daniel Butko, who specializes in acoustical research at The University of Oklahoma, was invited to perform testing on the stage and lead a weeklong acoustically-related workshop with Clemson students. His feedback was collected and will be used for future set stage designs to improve both their acoustical performance and ability to be adaptable for a variety of uses. The collaboration with Butko provided valuable insight into technical and sensory aspects of built environments which often go unnoticed or undervalued. Butko’s expertise helped bridge between architecture and performance.

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https://acoustics.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/6/Butko-Clemson-letter-2.pdf
https://cucsaw.wixsite.com/csaw/acousticalstage


 March 13, 2019

Acoustics in Performance

Richard
Honeycutt
rhoneycutt@triad.twcbc.com
Yes
: 1001018
Author
Acoustics Professional
Book published by Elektor International Media B. V.

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Often the owner, primary user, or designers of a venue are ignorant of the importance and basic principles of acoustics. Sometimes, they recognize their ignorance, but often, they had picked up enough “street knowledge” to be dangerous. In either case, the outcome is poor acoustics in the venue: lack of speech intelligibility, unsuitable musical environment, excess (sometimes dangerously so) noise. Acoustics in Performance was written specifically for theater managers and directors, facilities directors, Ministers of Music, recording engineers, and live-sound operators whose activities depend upon an understanding of acoustics in order to succeed.

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https://acoustics.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/6/Content_-Acoustics_Elektor-Final.pdf


 March 13, 2019

What Was that Masked Sound, Anyway?

Richard
Honeycutt
rhoneycutt@triad.twcbc.com
Yes
1001018
Author
Acoustics Professional
AudioXpress Magazine

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When I was offered the opportunity to publish a monthly column on acoustics in AudioXpress magazine, I accepted gladly. The column reaches both amateurs and professionals in the audio field, but not many acoustics professionals. The column on acoustical masking I am submitting was written to help readers understand what masking can and cannot do, hopefully leading to a more intelligent use of the technology when it is employed.

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https://acoustics.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/6/RHSoundControl_AXAug2018.pdf


 

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March 14, 2019

Explainer: Why the human voice is so versatile

Noel
Hanna
n.hanna@unswglobal.unsw.edu.au
Yes
000001245684
Author
Acoustics Professional
The Conversation (website)

More than 11,000 page views. Increasing at a rate of about 2000/year.
48 Tweets
876 Facebook shares
9 Comments

Republished by:
Phys.org
Cosmos Magazine
Australasian Science

This article answers a commonly asked question about the human voice in a concise way with relatable examples. It has been widely read and shared, and so acts as an introduction to some aspects of acoustics, phonetics, physics and engineering for a very broad audience. As a result, I have been asked to give public talks and even presented a sold-out arts/science workshop for the “This Is A Voice” exhibition (https://sydneyscience.com.au/2017/event/print-your-voice/) at the Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences (Sydney, Australia). These events have both broadened and deepened the understanding of acoustics research to the general public.

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https://theconversation.com/explainer-why-the-human-voice-is-so-versatile-69800


 March 14, 2019

2017 – 2018 sOUnd Lab Science Communication

Angela
Person
a@ou.edu
No
1047282 – ID of nominee
Creator, Producer
Acoustics Professional
Gibbs College of Architecture Oculus Blog, published throughout 2017-2018

These stories about Prof. Butko’s acoustics research received over 230 views on the Oculus Blog; in addition, these stories were emailed out to over 4,000 alumni and ~900 faculty and students, via the Oculus Newsletter.

The University of Oklahoma College of Architecture Associate Director and Professor Daniel Butko specializes in architectural acoustics – a topic which he teaches, researches, and practices within the profession. His dedication to integration of acoustics into architecture curriculum objectives and pedagogy is evident in his numerous guest lectures, conference presentations, journal articles, and projects with both Undergraduate and Graduate students. Recent web-based stories showcased here were made possible through funded research, industry partners, community volunteers, and dedicated students. Butko’s intentional and deliberate practice in acoustics has fostered student-centric learning during classroom assignments, field trips, laboratory visits, conferences, and industry collaboration.

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https://gibbs.oucreate.com/tag/daniel-butko/


 

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March 15, 2019

Neuroscientist Explains the Laurel vs. Yanny Phenomenon | WIRED

Tyler
Perrachione
tkp@bu.edu
No
1115942
Author, Producer
Journalist
Youtube.com (via Wired.com) 5/16/2018

3,166,536 viewers (to date)

The “Yanny vs. Laurel” recording was the most widely discussed acoustics topics in the popular press in recent memory This audio recording, and discussion about it, was featured for days by local and international news channels, amateur internet personalities, and casual conversations worldwide. In this video, science journalist Louise Matsakis and producer Wonbo Woo explored the acoustic, perceptual, and cognitive bases of this phenomenon in an interview with an auditory neuroscientist. The work does an extraordinary job distilling this complex phenomenon for the public.

Online Video

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 March 15, 2019

A Quiet Place: Acoustical Review

Shirin
Escarcha
escarcha@bkl.ca
No

Author
Acoustics Professional
BKL.ca Website – May 24, 2018

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To provide an accessible understanding of noise control for the layman, David has compared the sound-sensitive survival tactics from Hollywood’s recent dystopian horror film “A Quiet Place”, with everyday noise concerns experienced by building occupants, audiences and general listeners.

The result? An acoustical survival guide, which ensures that readers live another day should they ever find themselves falling prey of an unknown species with acutely sensitive hearing. This zany, analogous, pun-heavy and clear narrative is both informative and memorable for acousticians and movie enthusiasts alike.

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A Quiet Place: An Acoustical Review


 

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March 2, 2018

Acoustics and the Falcon Heavy Launch

WeSaam
Lepak
wlepak@purdue.edu
Yes

Author, Creator, Producer
Acoustics Professional
YouTube, Mar 2nd 2018

Posted on the University of Hartford’s website and YouTube.

WeSaam Lepak and Jarrett Lagler, two University of Hartford Students (class of 2018), recorded the launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy in Feb 2018 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to describe the physics of sonic booms and the speed of sound. Predictions of the quantity of sonic booms and the sound’s time delay were made prior to the launch and were validated by subsequent experimental results.

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy was a momentous event watched by millions around the world. Lepak and Lagler aimed to take advantage of this cultural phenomenon as an opportunity to educate the public on acoustic principles. Through engaging dialogue and clever video editing, this educational acoustics video is accessible to the general public as no technical background is required.

Online Video

http://www.hartford.edu/ceta/about-us/news-stories/rocket-sounds.aspx


 

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