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Notes from a Year as a Congressional Science Fellow

Rachel Carr 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 26-570, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USAr ecarr@mit.edu By the time this issue of Acoustics Today is printed, the composition of the United States Congress, plus at least one other branch of the federal government, will...

ASA founder Harvey Fletcher receives a Grammy award.

Harvey Fletcher, first president, and one of the founders of, the Acoustical Society of America, received a Grammy award this year, 35 years after his death. Dr. Fletcher is credited with the invention of stereophonic sound.  Read about Dr. Fletcher, and this award....

Annemarie Surlykke

Annemarie Surlykke, Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, passed away on July 28, 2015. Annemarie was one of the rare members of the Animal Bioacoustics research community to study both echolocating bats and insects, not only in the laboratory but also in the...

James L. Flanagan

James L. Flanagan, a former ASA President, ASA Gold Medal awardee, and recipient of the National Medal of Science, died Aug. 25, 2015 in Warren, NJ, at the age of 89.  For more than half a century Jim Flanagan has conducted and led research in the area of speech.  His...

JASA article examines ambient noise around the USA

A recent article in the Journal of the Acoustic Society of America has been widely cited in the media. The article ASA member Kurt Fristrup and colleagues develops a geospatial model that predicts ambient sound pressure levels using geospatial features such as topography, climate, hydrology, and anthropogenic activities.

Inventors of Cochlear Implant Win National Engineering Prize

ASA members Blake Wilson and Graeme M Clark, along with their colleagues Erwin Hochmair, Ingeborg J. Hochmair-Desoyer, and Michael M. Merzenich, are the recipient of the 2015 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize from the National Academy of Engineering.  This highly...

JASA research article makes a splash

A recent publication in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) caught the attention of several major news outlets this past Tuesday. Killer Whales Learn to Communicate Like Dolphins. Killer whales living with bottlenose dolphins demonstrate cross-species vocal learning

Physical Acoustics Summer School

PASS at the Summit: Report of the 2014 Physical Acoustics Summer School Joseph R. Gladden and George Atkins National Center for Physical Acoustics, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS Kent L. Gee and Tracianne B. Neilsen Department of Physics and Astronomy, Brigham...

International Student Challenge

Background. A truck with a 4-stroke diesel engine travels along a straight road with constant speed. Near the road is a microphone that senses the radiated acoustic noise from the truck during its passage past the microphone. The output of the microphone is sampled at...

Finding Malaysian Flight 370

Jim Miller, ASA outgoing President, demonstrates the process of “pinging” used by those searching for Malaysian Flight 370

Sounds of the Sea

from PRI's Environmental News Magazine Sounds of the Sea / Jennifer Jerrett (stream / mp3) The ocean is a noisy place and human activity is making it worse. Jennifer Jerrett reports that biologists studying the role sound plays in the sea are making surprising...

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