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Major acoustical science and technology conference: Nov. 15-19
Date:10/22/2010

October 21, 2010 -- Experts in acoustics (the "science of sound") from around the world will gather in Cancun next month to present their latest discoveries and innovations: cheap, clean stoves for poor countries, ultrasound technologies that count the heartbeats of a fetus, quieter wind turbines, measurements of whale activity in the wake of the recent oil spill and investigations into the origins of laughter.

The 2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the Mexican Institute of Acoustics (IMA), and the Iberoamerican Federation of Acoustics (FIA), takes place November 15-19. Research topics to be covered include architecture, animal communications, engineering, oceanography, medicine, music and psychology.

This press release is the first of several highlighting newsworthy talks and presentations. Journalists may receive complimentary registration to this meeting using the information found at the end of this release. Reporters who cannot attend in person may cover the meeting remotely using ASA's World Wide Press Room, which will go live one week before the conference begins.

Preliminary Meeting Highlights

  1. Clean, Cheap Stoves for Poor Countries
  2. Aftermath of Deepwater Horizon Spill for Whales
  3. Hospital Noise Impacts Patients
  4. Drawing Energy from the Ocean
  5. Bugs Instant Message Using Plants
  6. Whales Sing Louder With Their Tails Up
  7. New Technology Counts Fetus Heartbeats
  8. Quieter Wind Turbine Blades Designed
  9. Hearing Aid Power Source Shrunk
  10. Is Laughter Learned?
  11. Sound-Absorbing Materials Made from Recycled Bottles
  12. Mayan Pyramids Provided Political Grand Stand
  13. Prehistoric Rock Band Revealed
  14. Quiet in the Theater
  15. Dolphins Hush When Killers Lurk

1) Clean, Cheap Stoves for Poor Countries "Recent research demonstrates that fan aided combustion creates
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Contact: Jason Bardi
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301-209-3091
American Institute of Physics
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