Latest Noise Stories

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...

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...

2011-01-18 11:31:25

By Tony Fitzpatrick, Washington University in St. Louis Careful analysis shows seismometer noise includes signals from storms in the South Atlantic and 'footquakes' from soccer matches. If you wander up to a seismograph in a museum, unless you are lucky enough to be there right during an earthquake, all you will see is a small wiggly signal being recorded. What's inside the wiggles is called noise by seismologists, because the signal is always there and originates from the normal activity of...

2011-01-11 05:24:00

WUPPERTAL, Germany, January 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Creating Silence 'Creating Silence' - Acoustics specialists at HAPPICH Division, Pelzer Acoustic Products, have again put their motto into practice, developing the new "double-sided sound-absorbing engine cover". They have thus cut noise emissions in the engine compartment by 4 decibels compared with standard engine covers, and simultaneously halved the weight. The prototype of this completely new method is already being used...

2011-01-10 17:04:00

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phiaton Corporation, a premium manufacturer of high-performance personal audio products for consumers who appreciate authentic sound reproduction, eye-catching design and superior technology, today announced the availability of two leading-edge personal listening solutions. Phiaton's groundbreaking new "Earphones" include: Primal Series PS 20 NC (MSRP: $149): Phiaton's PS 20 NC "Half In-Ear" Earphones are available in glossy black and glossy...

2011-01-05 14:30:00

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anritsu Company introduces the MT8222B BTS Master, its next-generation handheld base station analyzer that supports 4G standards now being deployed, as well as installed 2G/3G networks. Combining the inherent advantages of the BTS Master platform with new measurement capability, the MT8222B provides field engineers and technicians with a lightweight, handheld analyzer that can accurately and quickly measure all the key wireless standards,...

2010-11-16 16:53:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- HandBookLive.com is pleased to announce a partnership with Tribe of Noise, a Netherlands-based organization which helps connect musicians with professionals who need music. HandBookLive was introduced to the company when invited by the Dutch government to attend an international conference in Amsterdam in September. The relationship between the two companies allows HandBookLive's vendors to request custom music from Tribe of Noise artists or use...

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.'