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2011-05-04 08:32:17

Researchers at Empa, in cooperation with textile designer Annette Douglas and silk weavers Weisbrod-Zrrer AG, have developed lightweight, translucent curtain materials, which are excellent at absorbing sound. This is a combination that has been lacking until now in modern interior design. And the new "noise-quenching" curtains have just gone onto the market. Noise is annoying. It interrupts communication, reduces productivity and tires people out "“ in extreme cases it can even make...

2011-04-19 07:30:00

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- See Note Music announces the launch of a new music entertainment network at http://www.SeeNoteMusic.com. See Note Music is a new media music experience for Real Artists with Real Stories. The network features everyone from emerging artists to music legends in a new video format that rises above the noise, dedicated to pursuing quality entertainment that is delivered in a manner that is both visually compelling and informative. See...

2011-04-18 07:05:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Exclusive technology from Bybee Labs, Inc. reduces unwanted power supply noise by up to 45dB or by a factor of nearly 200 times. The new technology is incorporated into Music Rails(TM), miniature modules that benefit almost every electronic application including, but not limited to, preamplifiers, phono amps, CD players, and digital to analog converters (DAC), for a variety of industries. Made in the U.S., these active, direct current...

2011-04-06 05:00:00

HAMBURG, Germany, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Amazingly Better Acoustics Aircraft noise is one of the biggest environmental concerns. But in the interior of aircrafts, passengers and the crew also have to be relieved from noise emissions. At the Expo 2011, the Pelzer Consult GmbH presented its worldwide novel aircraft trim panel that reduces the noise level in the interior by up to 10 decibels. The supplier of VIP aircrafts will be excited about it: Thanks to the high...

2011-04-05 14:32:00

LOS ALTOS, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Developing test and measurement tools for QoE (Quality of Experience) applications, QoE Systems, Inc., today releases its next generation Q-Master2(TM) Video quality analyzer system. The Q-Master2 solution is designed for telecommunications and new-media development engineers within System OEMs, Service Providers and Military that need a flexible and cost-effective solution to test, measure and analyze the video quality generated and...

2011-03-25 00:00:30

QuietFiber is unique among Acoustiblok's range of sound reducing products because of it's easy installation. QuietFiber is Acoustiblok's first totally DIY noise abatement material. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 24, 2011 Acoustiblok, Inc. has launched a do-it-yourself sound reduction product, Quiet Fiber®, the newest of Acoustiblok's award-winning sound abatement offerings. What makes QuietFiber unique among Acoustiblok's range of sound deadening products is its ease of installation; no...

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2011-03-02 11:32:43

By Brian Wallheimer, Purdue University A Purdue University researcher is leading an effort to create a new scientific field that will use sound as a way to understand the ecological characteristics of a landscape and to reconnect people with the importance of natural sounds. Soundscape ecology, as it's being called, will focus on what sounds can tell people about an area. Bryan Pijanowski, an associate professor of forestry and natural resources and lead author of a paper outlining the field...

2011-03-01 12:25:38

Using underwater speakers to play noise at levels similar to those produced by recreational speedboats, the researchers found that three-spined sticklebacks exposed to even brief noise playback made more foraging mistakes and were less efficient at consuming the available food compared to those in quiet conditions. Dr Julia Purser, the study's lead author, said: "The fish appeared to be distracted by the addition of noise to their environment. Much as you or I might struggle to concentrate on...

2011-02-07 18:16:48

Prospect of repeating an experience can change how one remembers it, research says When people think unpleasant events are over, they remember them as being less painful or annoying than when they expect them to happen again, pointing to the power of expectation to help people brace for the worst, according to studies published by the American Psychological Association. In a series of eight studies exposing people to annoying noise, subjecting them to tedious computer tasks, or asking them...

2011-01-27 08:45:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study suggests that exposure to traffic noise could increase your chances of having a stroke. In a first-of-its-kind study, Dr. Mette Sorensen, senior researcher at the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society in Denmark, and her colleagues investigated the link between noise on the road and the risk of stroke. The study was based on a Danish cohort study, which recruited 50- to 64-year-olds, living in the Copenhagen and Aarhus areas between 1993 and...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.