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#acoustics

New tech allows Western neuroscientists to study virtual reality through sound

New technology at Western University will allow neuroscientists and audiologists to investigate simulated spaces through sound.

13 Dec 2019

Move over Jules Verne — scientists deploy ocean floats to peer into Earth’s interior

An array of floating seismometers in the Pacific Ocean offer the most comprehensive view of Earth's interior.

6 Dec 2019 178th Meeting Acoustical Society of America

Stormquakes: Powerful storms cause seafloor tremors

Scientists have discovered a new seismic phenomenon originating at the ocean floor.

6 Dec 2019 178th Meeting Acoustical Society of America

Fish scattering sound waves has impact on aquaculture

Acoustics affect evaluation of fish school biomass, impact aquaculture.

6 Dec 2019 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

Designing workplaces with sound disturbances in mind

Investigators are using physics to understand how architectural aspects of workplace design change the way sound, especially music, conversation and machine noise, affect workers.

5 Dec 2019 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

Can 3D-printing musical instruments produce better sound than traditional instruments?

Investigators in China created a functioning 3D-printed ukulele and used acoustics to compare its sound quality to a standard wooden instrument.

5 Dec 2019 178th Meeting Acoustical Society of America

Deployable human-scale immersive virtual environments?

Immersive virtual environments let us vividly experience and interact with virtual spaces and information, so researchers are working on a deployable version and the ability to get it set up and calibrated easily.

4 Dec 2019 178th Meeting Acoustical Society of America

National Park Service scientists: Does aircraft noise make birds more vocal?

Human-generated noise can have an effect on birds, even when there's no direct threat.

4 Dec 2019 178th Meeting Acoustical Society of America

Atom music lets listeners experience atomic world through sound

By correlating bright lines within the atomic spectra to audible tones, individual atom notes can be identified to create atom songs, allowing us to 'see' their music.

4 Dec 2019 178th Meeting Acoustical Society of America

Low-frequency sound may predict tornado formation

Researchers will discuss research on fluid mechanisms behind infrasound emitted before tornado formation at this year's APS DFD meeting.

25 Nov 2019 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamic

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