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World's Most Extreme Hearing Animal Discovered By Researchers
2013-05-08 14:45:58

University of Strathclyde Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have discovered that the greater wax moth is capable of sensing sound frequencies of up to 300kHz — the highest recorded frequency sensitivity of any animal in the natural world. Humans are only capable of hearing sounds of 20kHz maximum, dropping to around 12-15kHz as we age, and even dolphins, known exponents of ultrasound, can't compete as their limitations are around 160kHz. The research, conducted at...

2013-05-02 16:27:56

BOTHELL, Wash., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the 38th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting (ASRA), Alpinion Medical Systems (Booth #13) introduced the lightweight, highly portable E-Cube 7 ultrasound system for use in guidance during regional anesthesia and pain medicine procedures. The launch marks Alpinion's emergence into the U.S. market, following the company's success in the rest of the world. "With 2,000 systems installed worldwide, Alpinion is proud...

2013-03-19 08:23:30

Unveils "sound-form(TM)" to visualize any recordable sound, if you could see it, in nature SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What does sound look like? Two artist/makers from San Francisco set out to find out, and now Ashik and Jenelle Mohan have created a way to visualize sound as it would look, if you could see it. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130319/NE79063 ) The result is a sound-form(TM). Today the husband and wife team launch Born of Sound,...

2013-03-18 23:01:14

Offering an innovative mix of audio technology and modern art design, Velodyne Acoustics continues to collaborate with renowned international and local artists to raise awareness and support of the arts. Morgan Hill, California (PRWEB) March 18, 2013 Velodyne Acoustics, a leading manufacturer of high-performance, low distortion subwoofers and headphones, has announced the expansion of its Artist Alliance Series. The program began last year with Velodyne´s collaboration with the Anno...

Waves Generated By Russian Meteor Recorded Crossing The US
2013-03-07 13:29:53

National Science Foundation A network of seismographic stations recorded spectacular signals from the blast waves of the meteor that landed near Chelyabinsk, Russia, as the waves crossed the United States. The National Science Foundation- (NSF) supported stations are used to study earthquakes and the Earth's deep interior. While thousands of earthquakes around the globe are recorded by seismometers in these stations--part of the permanent Global Seismographic Network (GSN) and...

2013-03-05 12:28:31

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ultrasound technology could soon experience a significant upgrade that would enable it to produce high-quality, high-resolution images, thanks to the development of a new key material by a team of researchers that includes a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120502/DC99584LOGO) The material, which converts ultrasound waves into...

2013-02-20 15:37:02

The research was published early in the January issue of the journal Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment. The article describes experiments using ultrasonic molecular imaging (USMI) and Dynamic Contrast Enhanced-Perfusion Imaging (DCE-PI) to measure response to therapy for pancreatic cancer. Paul Dayton, PhD, senior author says, "What we found is that using two non-invasive technologies, we can detect response to therapy earlier than by relying on tumor volume changes. Having new...

Russian Meteor Is The Largest Ever Detected By CTBTO’s Infrasound Sensors
2013-02-19 12:31:59

CTBTO Infrasonic waves from the meteor that broke up over Russia´s Ural mountains last week were the largest ever recorded by the CTBTO´s International Monitoring System. Infrasound is low frequency sound with a range of less than 10 Hz. The blast was detected by 17 infrasound stations in the CTBTO´s network, which tracks atomic blasts across the planet. The furthest station to record the sub-audible sound was 15,000km away in Antarctica. The origin of the low frequency...

2013-02-12 08:37:44

CONCORD, Mass., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the short span of four years, Concord, MA-based Wildlife Acoustics, packed and shipped its 10,000(th) bioacoustics recording device. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130212/NE56683 ) "Every continent, including parts of Antarctica is being monitored by Song Meter bioacoustics recording systems," said Ian Agranat, President and CEO of Wildlife Acoustics. "I am thrilled and amazed that our Song Meters are capturing Mother Nature's...

2013-02-04 23:02:12

Acoustical Solutions, Inc., industry leader in soundproofing and noise control, published an infographic on the growing issue of noise pollution in our daily environment. Harmful effects of noise pollution include factors that lower quality of life and even damage your health. Richmond, Va. (PRWEB) February 04, 2013 The world around us is getting noisier, and people in developed nations of all ages are paying the price. According to the BBC World Service´s special ℠The Noisy...


Latest Acoustics Reference Libraries

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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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