Acoustics Lay Language Papers

Here you will find Acoustics Lay Language Papers (ALLP) from the most recent ASA Meeting. These are 300 to 500 word summaries of meeting presentations written by scientists for a general audience. Papers are accompanied by photos, audio and video. ASA is happy to provide this platform for media representatives and anyone interested in learning about the newest acoustics research. Please keep in mind that some of the research described here may not have yet been peer reviewed.

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Listening for bubbles to make scuba diving safer

Listening for bubbles to make scuba diving safer

Joshua Currens - jcurrens@unc.edu Department of Radiology; Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599, United States Popular version of 5aBAb8 - Towards real-time decompression sickness...

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Unlocking the Secrets of Ocean Dynamics: Insights from ALMA

Unlocking the Secrets of Ocean Dynamics: Insights from ALMA

Florent Le Courtois - florent.lecourtois@gmail.com DGA Tn, Toulon, Var, 83000, France Samuel Pinson, École Navale, Rue du Poulmic, 29160 Lanvéoc, France Victor Quilfen, Shom, 13 Rue de Châtellier, 29200 Brest, France Gaultier Real, CMRE, Viale S. Bartolomeo, 400,...

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Taking Pictures of the Sound of a Rocket

Taking Pictures of the Sound of a Rocket

Grant W. Hart – grant_hart@byu.edu Brigham Young University Provo, UT 84602 United States Kent Gee (@KentLGee on X) Eric Hintz Giovanna Nuccitelli Trevor Mahlmann (@TrevorMahlmann on X) Popular version of 1pNSa8 – A photographic analysis of Mach wave radiation from a...

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Popping Droplets for Drug Delivery

Popping Droplets for Drug Delivery

Aaqib Khan - aaqib.khan@iitgn.ac.in Chemical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 382355, India Sameer V. Dalvi - sameervd@iitgn.ac.in Chemical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar...

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Vowel Adjustments: The Key to High-Pitched Singing

Vowel Adjustments: The Key to High-Pitched Singing

May Pik Yu Chan - pikyu@sas.upenn.edu University of Pennsylvania, 3401-C Walnut Street, Suite 300, C Wing, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, United States Jianjing Kuang Popular version of 4aMU6 - Ultrasound tongue imaging of vowel spaces across pitches in singing Presented at...

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Bats could help the development of AI robots

Bats could help the development of AI robots

Rolf Müller - rolf.mueller@vt.edu X (twitter): @UBDVTLab Instagram: @ubdvtcenter Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061, United States Popular version of 4aAB7 - Of bats and robots Presented at the 186th ASA Meeting Read the...

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Sounds of the Hindu Temples of South India

Sounds of the Hindu Temples of South India

Shashank Aswathanarayana - shashank@american.edu Instagram: @shashankaswath American University, Department of Performing Arts, American University, Washington, DC, 20016, United States Braxton Boren, Department of Performing Arts, American University X (twitter):...

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Using rays to describe spinning sound

Using rays to describe spinning sound

Chirag Gokani - chiragokani@gmail.com University of Texas at Austin, Applied Research Laboratories and Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, Austin, Texas, 78766-9767, United States Michael R. Haberman; Mark F. Hamilton (both at Applied Research Laboratories...

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The Infrasonic Choir: Decoding Songs to Inform Decisions

The Infrasonic Choir: Decoding Songs to Inform Decisions

Sarah McComas - sarah.mccomas@usace.army.mil U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS, 39180, United States Popular version of 1pPAb4 - The Infrasonic Choir: Decoding Songs to Inform Decisions Presented at the 186th ASA Meeting Read the...

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Why is it easier to understand people we know?

Why is it easier to understand people we know?

Emma Holmes - emma.holmes@ucl.ac.uk X (Twitter): @Emma_Holmes_90 University College London (UCL), Department of Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, London, Greater London, WC1N 1PF, United Kingdom Popular version of 4aPP4 - How does voice familiarity affect speech...

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Lay Language Papers organized by meeting

185th Meeting: Sydney, AUS 4-8 Dec 2023
184th Meeting: Chicago, IL 8-12 May 2023
183rd Meeting: Nashville, TN 5-9 Dec 2022
182nd Meeting: Denver, CO 23-27 May 2022
181st Meeting: Seattle, WA 29 Nov – 3 Dec 2021
180th Meeting: Virtual – Acoustics in Focus 8-10 Jun 2021
179th Meeting: Virtual – Acoustics Virtually Everywhere 7-11 Dec 2020
178th Meeting: San Diego, CA 2-6 Dec 2019
177th Meeting: Louisville, KY May 2019
176th Meeting: Victoria, CAN Nov 2018
175th Meeting: Minneapolis, MN May 2018
174th Meeting: New Orleans, LA Dec 2017
173rd Meeting (8th Forum Acusticum): Boston, MA Jun 2017
172nd Meeting (5th Joint Meeting of ASA and ASJ): Honolulu, HI Dec 2016
171st Meeting: Salt lake City, UT May 2016
170th Meeting: Jacksonville, FL Oct 2015
169th Meeting: Pittsburgh, PA May 2014
168th Meeting: Indianapolis, IN Oct 2014

Archive
167th Meeting: Providence, RI May 2014
166th Meeting: San Francisco, CA Dec 2013
165th Meeting: Montreal, CAN (21st ICA) Jun 2013
164rd Meeting: Kansas City, MO Oct 2012
163rd Meeting: Hong Kong, CHN (8th Meeting of ASC and 11th WESPAC) May 2012
162nd Meeting: San Diego, CA Nov 2011
161st Meeting: Seattle, WA May 2011
160th Meeting: Cancun, MEX (2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics) Nov 2010
159th Meeting: Baltimore, MD Apr 2010
158th Meeting: San Antonio, TX Oct 2009
157th Meeting: Portland, OR May 2009
156th Meeting: Miami, FL Nov 2008
155th Meeting: Paris, FRA (5th Forum Acusticum, 9th CFA, 7th Euronoise, 9th ECUA) July 2008
154th Meeting: New Orleans, LA Dec 2007
153rd Meeting: Salt Lake City, UT Jun 2007
152nd Meeting: Honolulu, HI (4th Joint Meeting ASA and ASJ) Dec 2006
151st Meeting: Providence, RI Jun 2006
150th Meeting: Minneapolis, MN Oct 2005
149th Meeting: Vancouver, CAN (Joint meeting of ASA and CAA) May 2005
148th Meeting: San Diego, CA Nov 2004
147th Meeting: New York, NY May 2004
146th Meeting: Austin, TX Nov 2003
145th Meeting: Nashville, TN May 2003
144th Meeting: Cancun, MEX (1st Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics) Dec 2002
143rd Meeting: Pittsburgh, PA Jun 2002
142nd Meeting: Ft. Lauderdale, FL Dec 2001
141st Meeting: Chicago, IL Jun 2001
140th Meeting: Newport Beach, CA Dec 2000
139th Meeting: Atlanta, GA May 2000
138th Meeting: Columbus, OH Nov 1999
137th Meeting: Berlin, GER (2nd EAA Convention & 25th DAGA Conference) Mar 1999
136th Meeting: Norfolk, VA Oct 1998
135th Meeting: Seattle, WA (16th ICA) Jun 1998
134th Meeting: San Diego, CA Dec 1997
133rd Meeting: State College, PA Jun 1997
132nd Meeting: Honolulu, HI (3rd Joint Meeting of ASA and ASJ)) Dec 1996
131st Meeting: Indianapolis, IN May 1996
130th Meeting: St. Louis, MO Dec 1995