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2012-01-19 11:44:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford reduces wind noise in all-new Ford Escape by using an elliptical acoustic mirror to measure noise This is the first use of this technology to test wind noise in a Ford sport utility vehicle The mirror is like a satellite dish with a microphone placed a short distance from the Escape, traversing it lengthwise to collect sound Acoustic mirrors were a precursor to radar, intended to detect airplanes When Ford engineers sought out...

2012-01-05 21:05:00

Power outages are a common occurrence in the Dominican Republic, and industrial noise pollution from emergency generators is a growing concern. One DC generator designer is using QuietFiber noise absorbing material to lower the decibel levels at the La Serena superstore in Higuey. Higuey, Dominican Republic (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 Installation of QuietFiber® noise absorbing material has been completed in the massive generator room of the newly constructed La Sirena superstore in the...

2011-12-22 07:34:19

Nine out of 10 city dwellers may have enough harmful noise exposure to risk hearing loss, and most of that exposure comes from leisure activities. Historically, loud workplaces were blamed for harmful noise levels. But researchers at the University of Michigan found that noise from MP3 players and stereo use has eclipsed loud work environments, said Rick Neitzel, assistant professor in the U-M School of Public Health and the Risk Science Center. Robyn Gershon, a professor with the...

2011-12-06 11:00:00

LYNN, Mass., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturing is a noisy business; there is little that can be done to change that fact. But A Plus Warehouse, a leading business-to-business distributor of lockers and materials handling equipment, can help with sound control. The 15-year-old company offers high-quality sound control accessories such as acoustic panels and ceiling baffle to address whatever sound control issue you might have. "From acoustical foams to modular screens to quilted...

2011-11-21 10:46:47

A study by the University of the Americas (Universidad de la Américas Puebla) in Mexico and the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, highlights the fact that noise pollution has negative effects on songbirds in cities. The field work, carried out in urban parks in the Metropolitan Area of Puebla-Cholula (Mexico), reveals that the green zones most affected by noise have less bird species.  Among the birds better adapted to urban...

2011-10-31 05:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cummins Power Generation, a business unit of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), officially unveiled its Acoustical Testing Facility (ATC) at its Fridley headquarters on October 6, 2011. It is the largest engine-testing facility of its kind in the world. By eliminating any external noise interference or input, the ATC, with its state-of-the-art hemi-anechoic (no echo) chamber, allows the company to measure precisely the noise output from fully assembled...

2011-08-09 00:00:03

Installing Acoustiblok All Weather Sound Panels around four extremely high decibel vacuum pumps, a Wisconsin-based pizza crust manufacturer brought noise levels down to levels below OSHA standards "“ low enough to protect the hearing and health of staff working around the pumps and eliminating the need for industrial earplugs. Green Bay, WI (PRWEB) August 08, 2011 A Green Bay pizza crust manufacturer installed Acoustiblok® All Weather Sound Panels around four industrial vacuum...

2011-08-02 00:00:04

Acoustifence and QuietFiber are combined in a weekend DIY soundproofing project for a Maryland homeowner looking to quiet his backyard emergency generator. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 Maryland resident John Rachlin spent one weekend in July building and installing a noise deadening barrier around his home emergency generator unit using Acoustiblok sound reduction materials, a DIY project intended to bring the generator's noise levels down to local compliance levels, while sparing...

2011-07-12 00:00:55

Acoustiblok noise barrier material provided the level of privacy and sound proofing needed for police officials, crime victims and witnesses without fear of being overheard outside of the department's interview and interrogation rooms. Ceres, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 With the installation of Acoustiblok noise abatement material in the ceilings and walls of two critical rooms within the Ceres Police Department's downtown headquarters, witnesses and victims will be afforded the discretion and...

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2011-06-01 13:57:08

University of Adelaide acoustics researchers are investigating the causes of wind turbine noise with the aim of making them quieter and solving 'wind turbine syndrome'. They are also developing a computer model to predict the noise output from wind farms so they can accurately and quickly assess the effectiveness of potential noise-reducing designs and control methods. Research leader Dr Con Doolan, of the University's School of Mechanical Engineering, said the noise generated from wind...