ASA Press Releases
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The Roar and Crackle of Artemis 1
Measurements taken at locations around the Artemis 1 launch pad revealed noise levels as high as 136 decibels from 1.5 km away
2023 Award and Prize Recipients
Congratulations to the 2023 Award and Prize Recipients!
Call for Nominations – Acoustical Society of America Science Communication Awards
The ASA Public Relations Committee offers Science Communication Awards to recognize excellence in the presentation of acoustics to a popular audience.
Baby Seals Show Off Vocal Skills #ASA183
The pups possess an innate control of their voice and an understanding of rhythm.
Improving Child Development by Monitoring Noisy Daycares #ASA183
Noise levels can negatively impact children and staff but focusing on the sound environment at daycares can help.
Whispers from the Deep Sea: The Subtle Sounds of Hydrothermal Vents #ASA183
Passive acoustic monitoring can characterize the sounds of hydrothermal vents, informing the environmental impacts of deep-sea mining and possibly locating similar sites throughout the solar system.
How Behind-the-Scenes Sound Mixing Makes Movie Magic #ASA183
Capturing consistent room tones and ambience with sound mixing enhances dialogue and draws the audience in.
Helping Acoustic Concepts Resonate with Students #ASA183
An experimental music piece can help teach the acoustic concepts of resonance in a more interesting way.
Text-to-Audio Models Make Music from Scratch #ASA183
Much like machine learning can create images from text, it can also generate sounds with text-to-audio.
Martian Dust Devil Analogues in the Mojave Desert #ASA183
Identifying and characterizing a dust devil on Earth can inform their formation and lifecycles on Mars, where dust storms can make or break missions.
Cultivating a Music Studio to Sound Like an Indoor Forest #ASA183
Nashville’s Blackbird Studio C diffuses sound to create an immersive critical listening environment
Why Those Sounds From Your Upstairs Neighbor Are So Annoying #ASA183
Laboratory experiments and online surveys seek to understand what characteristics make an impact noise annoying
Supersonic Travel, Without the Sonic Boom #ASA183
The NASA Quesst mission will fly a supersonic aircraft over various communities to test noise-mitigating technology.
3D-Printed Violins Bring Music into More Hands #ASA183
Modern materials and techniques can revolutionize music and provide access to low-cost instruments like 3D-printed violins for music students.
Listen to the Toilet — It Could Detect Disease #ASA183
Microphone sensor and machine learning on a toilet can classify excretion events, identify cholera or other bowel diseases, all without identifiable information.