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Higher Pitch Bird Songs Are Louder
2013-01-11 19:07:25

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Have you ever been to oh, let´s say, New York City or Chicago? Maybe Philadelphia or even downtown Fort Worth? If you have and you are, like me, a lover of city life and city residents, you will have noticed that the inhabitants of these cities move a little faster, have a little less patience and talk quite a bit louder. Is it the environment that drives these actions and behaviors? Does the city just attract these...

2012-12-29 05:01:43

ASI, the industry leader in soundproofing and noise control, now offers wave-patterned Whisperwave Ribbon Baffles providing superior sound absorption with a beautiful organic design. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) December 28, 2012 Acoustical baffles are vertically suspended sound absorption products that are often used to acoustically treat gymnasiums, halls, lobbies, manufacturing facilities, and other large spaces with high ceilings. By hanging from above, baffles reside in a space where sound...

Noise Pollution Affects Wildlife And Ecosystems
2012-12-16 06:21:30

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its partners - including Colorado State University and The Wilderness Society - have developed a new tool that is being used by scientists and land managers to model how noise travels through landscapes and affects species and ecosystems. Noise pollution is a major factor in land and wildlife management decisions such as where to locate new roads or recreational trails. The new tool,...

2012-12-15 05:01:34

Acoustical Solutions Reflects on This Year´s News of Rising Noise Levels in Public and Private Spaces Richmond, VA (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 2012 saw increased media attention on the issue of rising noise levels in public facilities such as hospitals, schools, restaurants, as well as in urban residences. Outlets such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and even The Today Show produced stories on the negative and noisy effects of new design trends and increasing population...

2012-11-20 22:52:39

Study looks at what makes flycatchers change their song length Do birds change their tune in response to urban noise? It depends on the bird species, according to Dr. Alejandro Ariel Ríos-Chelén from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and colleagues. Their work shows that while some birds do adapt their songs in noisy conditions by means of frequency changes, others like the vermilion flycatchers adapt their song by means of...

2012-10-26 04:02:06

Acoustical Solutions, Inc. returns to the Audio Engineering Society Convention in San Francisco this week with the tools and expertise to create soundproof recording studios with exceptional acoustics. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 According to the AES website, the Audio Engineering Society has been “the largest gathering of audio professionals and enthusiasts on the globe” for over 60 years, “attracting delegates from over 100 countries worldwide”. Starting...

2012-09-21 23:02:04

Tinnitus is defined as a constant noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about one in five people. It is most often caused by age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Tinnitus Control offers a homeopathic solution. OverallHealth.org releases its product review (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 Tinnitus is usually caused by constant exposure to loud noise. This loud noise permanently damages many of the small inner cells of the ear. When these...

2012-09-11 22:23:50

The World Health Organization recently recognized environmental noise as harmful pollution, with adverse psychosocial and physiological effects on public health. A new study of noise pollution in Fulton County, Georgia, suggests that many residents are exposed to high noise levels that put them at risk of annoyance or sleep disturbance, which can have serious health consequences. The research is published in the October issue of American Journal of Preventive Medicine. "Our research...


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