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2012-05-11 14:47:31

The following are excerpts of selected lay-language papers. The entire collection can be found here: http://www.acoustics.org/press/163rd/lay_lang.html Lay-language Paper Highlights: 1. Trapping Microorganisms Using Cylindrical Standing Waves and Its Application to Water Purification 2. Auditory Depth Control: Investigation Associated Physical Parameters that Make a 3-D Sound Image Project Out of Your TV 3. Speech Perception Development in Monolingual Infants and Bilingual Infants...

2012-05-10 09:43:55

Hearing health, animal communication, volcanic noise, and more The latest news and discoveries from the science of sound will be featured at Acoustics 2012 Hong Kong, May 13-18, a joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Acoustical Society of China, Western Pacific Acoustics Conference, and the Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics. Experts in acoustics will present research spanning a diverse array of disciplines, including medicine, music, speech communication, noise, and...

2012-05-09 02:27:10

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ZONARE, the pioneer and developer of next generation ultrasound technology, announced the appointment of Stephen Edwards as vice president of U.S. sales for the company. Edwards brings more than 25 years of successful medical sales and executive experience to ZONARE. He will join the company's senior management team of industry veterans and is responsible for providing U.S. clinicians with ZONARE's award winning Zone Sonography(TM)...

2012-05-04 10:25:38

PHILADELPHIA, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphia attorneys Daniel S. Weinstock and G. Scott Vezina of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, LLP, obtained a $78.5 million verdict on behalf of a child who suffered severe brain damage as a result of medical negligence. The child, now 3 years old, has severe spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy resulting from an 81-minute delay in performance of an emergency cesarean section delivery. The case was tried, beginning on...

2012-05-04 06:22:36

STONY BROOK, N.Y., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sound Interventions, Inc. today announced the successful completion of the company's First-In-Human clinical trial (SOUND-ITV) to treat resistant hypertension. The study was performed by Dr. Petr Neuzil and a team of cardiologists at Holmolka Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic. Patients enrolled in the study were selected based on a history of hypertension which could not be controlled with medical therapy. The SOUND-ITV study is...

2012-04-29 15:13:32

A new study from researchers at the Bangkok Breast Center shows significant improvement in the detection of breast cancer in Asian women using automated breast volume sonography (ABVS) as compared to hand-held ultrasound (HHUS). In their study on 504 findings in 212 patients at the Bangkok Breast Center, researchers found that ABVS agreed with HHUS in detecting 15 suspicious lesions, uncovered 12 additional suspicious lesions, and excluded 3 suspicious lesions in these cases. A...

2012-04-27 21:49:58

Environmental vibrations induced by urban railway traffic are mainly generated from uneven wheel—rail contact in the short wavelength range, according to a study in the 4th issue of SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences, 2012. The introduction of urban railways is one of the most effective ways to deal with traffic problems in large cities. However, in the vicinity of railways, day-by-day vibrations from trains may cause discomfort to people, the malfunctioning of sensitive equipment,...

2012-04-19 23:03:03

Website offers leading insights for anyone interested in becoming an ultrasound technician. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Medicalschoolsinusa.com is once again guiding readers through the ins-and-outs of pursuing the training needed to embark on a new career in healthcare. This time, the staff is taking a look at ultrasound technician courses, helping perspective students prepare to enter a program. "Deciding on a career or making a career change is a big, important decision," says...

2012-04-19 10:26:55

BRISBANE, Australia, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Acoustiblok USA announced this week that it has teamed with Stephen Nolan of Brisbane to be the sound abatement material company's main distributor for Australia. Developed to address a lack of effective and available soundproofing material options in Australia, Nolan saw the opportunity to make Acoustiblok products available to Australians who are ready to address noise pollution problems in their homes and communities. "Not many sound...

2012-04-10 10:10:42

The coupled normal mode method is a powerful approach for solving range-dependent propagation problems in underwater acoustics. An important area of study is to improve stability and efficiency so as to be able to deal with complex scenarios in a realistic environment. Professor LUO Wenyu and his group from the State Key Laboratory of Acoustics, Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, set out to tackle this problem. After several years of innovative research, they have developed...


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2010-09-24 18:11:38

A tuning fork, formed of a two-pronged fork, is an acoustic resonator with prongs formed from a U-shaped bar of elastic metal. When struck against a surface it resonates at a specific constant pitch emitting a pure musical tone after waiting a moment for some high overtones to die out. The length of the prongs determines the particular pitch of the fork. Most of the time it is used as a standard of pitch to tune other musical instruments. In 1711, John Shore invented the tuning fork. The...

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