Episode 2: The Sound of Science

Why did Congress move daylight savings time? Sophisticated recording devices might be placed in our national parks. A teenage girl benefits from gastric bypass surgery.

[CREDIT: LINDSEY BEWLEY]
By | Posted March 25, 2007
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  1. Your piece about the National Park Service recording natural and man-made sounds was very intriguing. Do you have any further information? I checked your website (which led me to an interesting artcile on gunshots) and googled for recent news and didn’t find anything.
    thanks,
    Keith McElveen

    keith mcelveen, April 7, 2007 at 1:45 am
  2. Thanks for your query about the story on the National Park Service monitoring system. The short podcast segment emerged as a spinoff from the gunshots article, since I had talked to an NPS researcher about the other applications of acoustics technology. While I don’t have a news story link to provide, you may find some of these background links useful:

    NPS official site
    http://www.nature.nps.gov/naturalsounds/

    News and links relating to NPS initiative
    http://www.acousticecology.org/wildlandsoundresource.html

    You may remember this New York Times piece, but I think the story of the ivory-billed woodpecker is a good example of acoustics technology applications in conservation.

    NYTimes article
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/07/magazine/07woodpecker.html?pagewanted=3&ex=1304654400en=561d08108f340077ei=5088partner=rssnytemc=rss

    Cornell bioacoustics research
    http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp/?lk=lpro

    Jeremy, April 8, 2007 at 12:26 pm
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