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Using Body Noise to Improve Cancer Detection

In passive elastography, the elasticity of tissue is measured using the body’s own propagation of shear waves, which enables more effective imaging deeper inside the body in an even more noninvasive way than traditional elastography and may be...
21-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Friendly Honk

Sound permeates the human experience and gets our attention, sometimes traumatically so. Consider the car horn. It is a widespread practical application of this noise-trauma-alert principle -- and an increasing source of noise pollution worldwide as...
22-Jun-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tiny Bubbles Offer Sound Solution for Drug Delivery


The blood-brain barrier protects the brain and central nervous system from harmful chemicals circulating in the blood but also prevents delivery of drugs that could help treat patients with brain cancers and brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s...
21-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Seeing With Your Ears


Paris’ Cathedral of Notre Dame has a ghost orchestra that is always performing, thanks to a sophisticated, multidisciplinary acoustics research project that will be presented during Acoustics ’17 Boston. In the project, computer models use...
21-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Exploring the Potential of Human Echolocation


People who are visually impaired will often use a cane to feel out their surroundings. With training and practice, people can learn to use the pitch, loudness and timbre of echoes from the cane or other sounds to navigate safely through the...
21-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Save the Date: Leading Acoustics Meeting in Boston June 25-29, 2017

Acoustics ’17 Boston, the third joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the European Acoustics Association, will be held this month in Boston. The meeting will cover acoustics across a diverse range of fields and applications...
16-Jun-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What Makes Your Voice Yours?

What are the characteristics of the way you say, “hello,” (or anything else for that matter) that makes you recognizable over the phone? Despite the increasing amount of literature on personal voice quality, very little is actually known about...
23-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

How Do Children Hear Anger?

Even if they don’t understand the words, infants react to the way their mother speaks and the emotions conveyed through speech. What exactly they react to and how has yet to be fully deciphered, but could have significant impact on a child’s...
23-Nov-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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