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

ternet divide. "I think that since this practice is fairly new, most people need to experience it to realize all this potential, and once they do they are hooked," says group member Juan-Pablo Caceres. A CD of various SoundWIRE performances is due out in the coming year.

The talk, "Synchronization and acoustics in network performance" (2pMU2) by Juan-Pablo Caceres is at 1:55 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11.


11) BUG SURVEILLANCE REVEALS MOTHS' STEALTHY SECRETS

Insect flight has previously been studied with slow motion video and strobe lights, but a new non-invasive technique could reveal much more about how bugs fly. This ultrasound-based system was designed primarily as a way of identifying agricultural pests, but it might also be used one day to listen in on faint bug whispers.

In preliminary lab trials, David Swanson and his colleagues at Pennsylvania State University placed a gypsy moth in a 200 kHz ultrasonic beam. They chose this frequency because anything below about 40 kHz would scare the moth into thinking a bat was attacking it. The team placed a receiver at different locations in order to measure the ultrasound waves bouncing off the moth. The signal showed distinct modulations that represented the wing beat frequency and body vibrations of the insect.

"We are getting to hear what the moth engine sounds like," Swanson says. His team found that the reflected signal was weakest when the moth was pointed away from the transmitter - a "stealth" advantage that likely explains why moths turn tail when they hear a bat's chirp.

Ultrasonic surveillance could later be used to listen to a bee hive or an ant colony without disturbing their natural behavior. This could reveal new forms of insect communication that have so far been unobserved because the sounds only travel a few centimeters before dying out.

The talk, "Ultrasonic characterization of insect wing reflectivity and wing-beat motion at
'/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Related biology news :

1. 156th Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami
2. At ACS national meeting, global initiative set to tackle water issues
3. Society for General Microbiology 161st Meeting, University of Edinburgh
4. Scripps Florida scientists awarded $1.5M to fight major water and food parasites
5. Floridas worm grunters collect bait worms by inadvertently imitating mole sounds
6. New studies find global warming will have significant economic impacts on Florida coasts
7. Florida researchers receive JDRF Excellence in Clinical Research Award
8. Fecal microorganisms inhabit sandy beaches of Florida
9. DHS Expands Biometrics-at-Sea Program to the Florida Straits
10. ASNTR 15th anniversary meeting to be held May 1-3 in Florida
11. New south Florida nursery to focus on staghorn corals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014   LaunchKey , the ... the post-password and Internet of Things era, today announced ... The venture round was led by Metamorphic Ventures with ... Venture Partners, VegasTechFund, and others.  LaunchKey has raised $4 ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... FORT BELVOIR, Va. , Dec. 15, 2014 ... make it easier to detect and prevent counterfeit microcircuits ... the agency started performing an in-house microcircuit anti-counterfeit initiative ... of purchased microcircuits while increasing their reliability throughout the ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 Valencell, a leader in performance biometric data ... industry leaders such as Intel, Jabra, Atlas, and Scosche ... products. These products will be showcased at CES 2015, ... . "Our partners choose PerformTek ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 2LaunchKey Raises $3 Million in Additional Funding Led by Metamorphic Ventures 3Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 2Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 3Valencell PerformTek Biometrics Power the Most Accurate Wearables at CES 2015 2
... remains a goal for governments around the world, nuclear ... as recognised at the 2010 nuclear security summit in ... prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons, but they are ... role science in this field. A new European nuclear ...
... Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have ... of people worldwide from dying of pneumonia each year. ... is a solution to the problem of diagnosing pneumonia, ... for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pneumonia, an ...
... University of Arizona College of Engineering researcher and his ... will be featured in a segment of an upcoming ... will be featured on the episode premiering Thursday night, ... KUAT Channel 6. "WaveLengths" is a quarterly science program ...
Cached Biology News:Enhancing nuclear security: Training and international collaboration 2A better way to diagnose pneumonia 2A better way to diagnose pneumonia 3Planetary exploration robots to be featured on science program 'WaveLengths' 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... December 23, 2014 SoundConnect’s ... to introduce cutting edge communication technology, provide continued ... upgrades. This webinar series demonstrates online communication features ... leverage web conferencing’s most innovative and powerful tools. ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 According to Ross ... Island Affiliate of ITRA Global, the national office market continues ... recovery. This is evidenced by the third quarter’s surprising ... market. Low energy costs have held inflation down and ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 Nashville Fertility Center announced that ... the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), a leading professional ... In his new role as treasurer, Dr. Hill also ... a voice in furthering the mission of ASRM. , ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 Pipette.com announces their ... followers can submit their #HolidayInTheLab pictures for a chance to ... For those struggling to think of a holiday gift for ... Contest provides the ideal holiday presents. The #HolidayInTheLab Contest encourages ...
Breaking Biology Technology:SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 2SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 3ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 2ITRA Global Reports Long Island Is Out of Sync With The National Office Market 3Nashville Fertility Center Announces Dr. George A. Hill Selected to Serve as ASRM Treasurer for 2014-15 2Nashville Fertility Center Announces Dr. George A. Hill Selected to Serve as ASRM Treasurer for 2014-15 3Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com Announces their Holiday in the Lab Contest 2
... and business ... development activities, MEDFORD, ... of the unique microfluidic microarray system Geniom,today announced the formation ... the forefront of genetics and genomics,research. The SAB members, from ...
... March 31 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huifeng Bio-,Pharmaceutical Technology, Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... raw materials for use in,pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and food production, is ... December 31, 2007., Full Year 2007 Highlights:, The ... full year,ended Dec. 31, 2007., ...
... N.Y., March 31 Profect(TM) Medical,Technologies, a ... software,and clinical photography systems, today announced the ... the hiring of Holly Smith as its,Director., ... clients with an,array of customized photographic and ...
Cached Biology Technology:febit Forms Scientific Advisory Board 2febit Forms Scientific Advisory Board 3Huifeng Bio-Pharmaceutical (HFGB) Announces 2007 Full Year Results 2Huifeng Bio-Pharmaceutical (HFGB) Announces 2007 Full Year Results 3Holly Smith Joins Profect as Director of Clinical Imaging Services 2
... Vybrant Apoptosis Assay Kit #4 detects ... occur in the permeability of cell membranes. ... YO-PRO-1 and propidium iodide nucleic acid stains. ... membranes of apoptotic cells and labels them ...
Porcine TNF-alpha/TNFSF1A ELISpot Development Module...
Request Info...
5-bromo-4-chloro-3-indolyl b -D-galactopyranoside (X-Gal)...
Biology Products: