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High school students win special awards for acoustics science projects
The Acoustical Society of America presented four special awards at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair 2023
Solar-Powered Balloons Detect Mysterious Sounds in the Stratosphere #ASA184
Inexpensive and easy to build, data collecting balloons capture low-frequency sound in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Fire Hydrant Hydrophones Find Water Leaks #ASA184
Locating leaks in water distribution networks is made easier with hydrant-mounted hydrophones and advanced algorithms.
These Sounds Are Out of This World! #ASA184
Software program predicts environmental noise and modulates voices to simulate sound on other planets.
Songs of the Oceans Raise Environmental Awareness #ASA184
Oceanic data is transformed into hypnotic and impactful music that encourages reflection.
Achieving Linguistic Justice for African American English #ASA184
African American English varies systematically and is internally consistent; a proper understanding of this variation prevents the misdiagnosis of speech and language disorder.
Listening to the Largest Tree on Earth #ASA184
Hydrophones record the sounds of the massive Pando aspen grove, from its leaves to its roots.
Small but Mighty: Insect-Inspired Microphones #ASA184
3D printing technology facilitates bio-inspired microphones that operate autonomously and efficiently.
Fighting Racial Bias in Next-Gen Breast Cancer Screening #ASA184
A new virtual framework has enabled investigations into the effectiveness of optoacoustic tomography for cancer screening in darker-skinned individuals.
Hey Siri, Can You Hear Me? #ASA184
Experiments show how speech and comprehension change when people communicate with artificial intelligence.
Warmer Climate Could Cause Puerto Rico’s Frogs to Croak #ASA184
Rising temperatures leave their mark in the distinctive calls of the coqui frog.
Microbubble Macrophages Track Tumors #ASA184
Ultrasound can image immune cells enhanced with microbubbles, and the resulting traffic patterns could diagnose cancer at earlier stages.
A Cocktail Party of 3D-Printed Robot Heads #ASA184
Human simulators that talk and listen to each other facilitate research on the head’s acoustic properties for better designed audio devices.
Beyond Necessity, Hearing Aids Bring Enjoyment Through Music #ASA184
Hearing aids aren’t particularly good at preserving the sound quality of music – but some manufacturers do better than others.
ASA Press Conferences Livestreamed from Chicago, May 9 #ASA184
Media invited to in-person and virtual presentations about communicating with artificial intelligence, listening to the world’s largest tree, achieving linguistic justice for African American English, making music from ocean data, and other topics.