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2011-09-14 07:00:00

Exa® Corporation, a global innovator of fluids simulation solutions for product engineering, today announced the release of PowerACOUSTICS® 2.0. Exaâs newest release offers a Far-Field Noise Module for accurate numerical prediction of flow-induced far-field noise, as well as wind noise source analyses, to provide insight for acoustic design improvement. Burlington, MA (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 Exa® Corporation, a global innovator of fluids simulation solutions for...

2011-06-13 18:28:00

SALT LAKE CITY, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a global communications and entertainment solutions company, announced it is expanding its line of audio and teleconferencing microphones with its first model designed expressly for ceiling installation. Conceived for group meeting environments not suited for tabletop solutions, the new model is a high performance, three-element microphone which minimizes ambient noise from ceiling sources while delivering full...

2011-01-29 00:01:52

Acoustical Solutions has become the first distributor of QuietGlue Pro and has acquired nationwide warehouse space to ensure timely national delivery. Richmond, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 28, 2011 Acoustical Solutions, Inc., a leading supplier of soundproofing and noise control products, today announced it is now the first distributor of QuietGlue Pro, a sound-damping compound used between two pieces of drywall to reduce sound transmission. QuietGlue Pro, which will be quickly shipped...

2010-08-22 09:01:00

PRAGUE, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- (15th International Bat Research Conference) -- Wildlife Acoustics, the leading supplier of acoustic monitoring systems for endangered and threatened wildlife species around the world, announces a new high frequency 384kHz model of the SM2BAT Ultrasonic Recorder. The SM2BAT 384kHz Terrestrial Ultrasonic Package, starting at US$999, is a weatherproof, low-power ultrasonic recorder and microphone capable of continuous unattended monitoring and recording of...

2010-05-22 09:45:00

Ever since ancient times, scholars have puzzled over the reasons that some musical note combinations sound so sweet while others are just downright dreadful. The Greeks believed that simple ratios in the string lengths of musical instruments were the key, maintaining that the precise mathematical relationships endowed certain chords with a special, even divine, quality. Twentieth-century composers, on the other hand, have leaned toward the notion that musical tastes are really all in what you...

2010-05-12 12:30:14

Scientists from the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, MS, (NRL-SSC) and Washington, D.C., recently completed an investigation of the acoustic properties of the deep seafloor in the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists on the cruise measured the effects of geologic faulting on the efficiency of acoustic wave propagation. "Knowing the bottom loss-the amount of sound energy lost with each bounce off the bottom-affects how far away one can 'see' a target in the ocean using sound," said...

2010-03-08 04:30:00

SALT LAKE CITY, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Wall Street Communications today announced that it has been retained by SENSIO Technologies Inc., a leader in the field of stereoscopic 3D video technologies, to provide global public relations services and to enhance and maintain a presence for the company in the broadcast, digital cinema, home entertainment, and microelectronics trade press. Based in Montreal, SENSIO's stereoscopic 3D digital compression, decompression, and display formatting...

2010-03-05 10:05:13

Innovative sound-mapping software based on human hearing has been developed to help architects design out unwanted noise. The new software generates audibility maps of proposed room designs. The EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) project has been developed at Cardiff University. These maps show hotspots where conversations would not be intelligible if the room were busy. Architects can then adjust their designs to reduce reverberation until the hotspots are eliminated...

2010-01-19 10:15:00

DETROIT, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Automakers continue to enhance the driving experience of today's vehicles in a number of ways, including striving to further reduce noise vibration harshness (NVH). Acoustic technology used in automotive design, incorporates specialized materials and systems engineered to meet specific sound comfort levels. WhisperTech(TM) sound management foam components are utilized to help deliver a more targeted vehicle sound profile, in several vehicles on display at...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'