These are a few of the many questions that will be addressed at the 156th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) next month in Miami, FL. Convening at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami, acoustical scientists and engineers will present some 660 talks and posters related to acoustics, a cross-section of diverse disciplines devoted to architecture, underwater research, psychology, physics, animal bioacoustics, medicine, music, noise control, and speech.
Journalists are invited to cover the upcoming meeting either onsite in Miami or online through the meeting's World Wide Press Room. Registration information can be found at the end of this release. In the coming weeks, additional news releases highlighting interesting meeting presentations in more detail will be distributed.1) PRELIMINARY MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa176.html.HOW HARBOR PORPOISES CATCH PREY
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa83.html.LOW-FREQUENCY NARROWBAND SOUNDS MADE BY WILD BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa219.html.SOUND AND FURY IN A SINGLE FAMILY HOME
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa51.html.CONVERTING ORDINARY BUILDINGS INTO PERFORMANCE SPACES
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa199.html.OVERALL HEARING ABILITIES OF MANATEES AND ECOLOGICAL ACOUSTICAL CHALLENGES
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa417.html.THE SOUND OF LAMINATE FLOORING
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa58.html.AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa398.html.WHALE "GUNSHOT" SOUND DISPLAYS
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa220.html.ACOUSTICS IN GREEN SCHOOLS
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa410.htmlASSESSING NOISE IMPACTS ON WILDLIFE UNDER THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa87.html.PITCH PERCEPTION, HARMONY, AND THE BRAIN
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa22.html.EXPRESSION OF EMOTIONS IN ENGLISH, GERMAN, HINDI, AND ARABIC
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa270.html.GENERALIZED ACOUSTIC CLOAKING THEORY
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa354.html.SOUND QUALITY IN HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIA
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa6.html.REMOTE DETECTION OF VEHICLE OBSCURED BY FOREST CANOPY
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa328.html.DETECTING PROUD AND BURIED ELASTIC SHELLS IN SHALLOW WATER
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa378.html.HOT TOPICS IN ENGINEERING ACOUSTICS
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa395.html.ACOUSTIC CHARACTERIZATION OF HARBORS AND PORTS
http://asa.aip.org/web2/asa/abstracts/search.nov08/asa467.html.2) WEBSITES OF INTEREST/MORE INFORMATION
In early November, the World Wide Press Room (http://www.acoustics.org/press) will be updated with the new content for the 156th ASA meeting in Miami (currently it has content from the previous meeting, Acoustics '08 Paris).5) PRESS REGISTRATION
Meeting staff will be available to help you set up interviews with presenters, obtain background information on a story, and provide any other resources you may need.ABOUT THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
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