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Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida
Date:11/5/2008

November 5, 2008 -- Underwater wi-fi, music over the internet, pitch perception in the brain, discovering how whales find their favorite salmon, detecting dangerous swimmers, helping people who have undergone laryngectomy, rhythm and movement disorders, visualizing the sound of musical instruments, and finding a possible way to save manatees from collisions with boats.

These are a few of the topics that will be covered 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 instructions, contacts for reporters, and more information can be found at the end of this release.

HIGHLIGHTS OF 156th ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY MEETING:
1) Killer Whales Picky about their Salmon
2) Giving a New Voice to Laryngectomy Patients
3) Underwater Wi-Fi
4) Musicians Hear More Particularly
5) Saving Manatees from Boat Collisions
6) Microbubbles May be Key to Drug Delivery in the Brain
7) Detecting a Human Swimmer
8) Visualizing Vibrations in Musical Instruments
9) Understanding Rhythm may Help People with Movement Disorders
10) Virtual Harmony: Synchronizing Music Over the Net
11) Bug Surveillance Reveals Moths' Stealthy Secrets
12) Laptop Music
13) Communicating Through Walls
14) Understanding Pitch Perception May Enhance Learning


1) KILLER WHALES PICKY ABOUT THEIR SALMON

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Contact: Jason Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
301-209-3091
American Institute of Physics
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