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Worldwide press room opens for major acoustical science and technology conference, Nov. 15-19
Date:11/9/2010

November 8, 2010 -- The 2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics -- a major international acoustics conference -- convenes next week at the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Hotel in Cancun, Mexico. Reporters are invited to visit the ASA World Wide Press Room: http://www.acoustics.org/press

The press room contains news releases and dozens of lay-language papers selected from among the more than a thousand presentations at the meeting, which takes place from November 15-19, 2010. Lay-language papers are summaries of research written for a general audience by the authors of individual presentations and accompanied by graphics and multimedia files. They draw from scientific disciplines as diverse as psychology, physics, animal bioacoustics, medicine, music, noise control, and speech. An index of all the lay-language papers on the ASA World Wide Press Room can be found at: http://www.acoustics.org/press/160th/lay_lang.html

Notable lay-language papers include:

UNDERWATER BEACON FOR FLEETS OF SUBMERSIBLES

"With the increased use of underwater robotics in both Navy and commercial applications, underwater navigation is becoming more and more important. As we attempt to make these vehicles smaller and less expensive, simple systems for navigating multiple vehicles become important. Weve developed and tested an underwater navigation system that uses a spiral shaped acoustic wave to determine aspect. The biggest advantage of our system over more traditional baseline techniques is simplicity. A single stationary beacon can be used to navigate any number of remote underwater vehicles. With future visions of swarms of underwater vehicles, this can be a huge advantage."
Read more: http://www.acoustics.org/press/160th/dzikowicz.html

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Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
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301-209-3091
American Institute of Physics
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