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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...

2010-11-03 04:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Noise Free Wireless (NoiseFree) announced today that it has recruited Richard (Dick) Murdock as its Senior Financial Advisor. Murdock has been instrumental in the recent addition of two large new customers to NoiseFree. NoiseFree has grown rapidly during the past year and has reached a point of needing an experienced executive to evaluate investment offers and help negotiate customer contracts. "Dick is an astute financial mind," said...

2010-10-21 14:52:18

A new type of sound sensor system has been developed to predict the likelihood of a landslide. Thought to be the first system of its kind in the world, it works by measuring and analysing the acoustic behaviour of soil to establish when a landslide is imminent so preventative action can be taken. Noise created by movement under the surface builds to a crescendo as the slope becomes unstable and so gauging the increased rate of generated sound enables accurate prediction of a catastrophic soil...

2010-10-12 17:24:22

Computational power against noise Working together with an international project team, Empa's acoustic specialists have developed a computer model which allows them to calculate noise levels along the entire Swiss rail network. The program describes how much sound is radiated and how it is attenuated. The results will one day show in high precision where residents are particularly exposed to noise and what abatement measures will be most effective in protecting them. Goods trains move at...

2010-10-12 04:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Noise Free Wireless (NoiseFree) announced today that it has signed a strategic multi-year contract to supply its noise management software to a manufacturer of cellular smart phone semiconductors. Included in the contract are maintenance, service, and update provisions. Noise management has become a significant differentiating factor in smart phones as customers have come to expect more noise suppression and voice performance for the premium...

2010-10-08 02:01:46

Exposure to noise is a fact of life. At high levels, noise can damage hearing, and at lower levels it can disrupt sleep patterns, interfere with communications, and even cause accidents. A new National Academy of Engineering report characterizes the most commonly identified sources of noise, looks at efforts that have been made to reduce noise emissions, and suggests ways to decrease exposure in workplaces, schools, recreational environments, and residences. Development of noise control...

2010-09-29 13:51:22

White noise improves memory in schoolchildren Playing white noise in class can help inattentive children learn. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Behavioral and Brain Functions tested the effect of the meaningless random noise on a group of 51 schoolchildren, finding that although it hindered the ability of those who normally pay attention, it improved the memory of those that had difficulties in paying attention. Göran Söderlund from Stockholm University,...

2010-09-29 02:00:00

ST. LOUIS and DUSSELDORF, Germany, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Solutia Inc., (NYSE: SOA) the world's leading PVB interlayer manufacturer, announced today that the company's Saflex® Q series advanced acoustic interlayer is now available in super-wide and jumbo roll lengths to the European Architectural market. The product is being featured this week at the company's stand at Glasstec 2010, the world's largest glass trade fair held in Dusseldorf, Germany. (Logo:...

2010-09-28 19:13:13

A study carried out by Spanish researchers has shown that the presence of chemical contaminants can interact with noise and modify, for good or for bad, the way in which work-related "deafness" "“ which is increasingly common among young people "“ manifests itself. Noise-related hearing loss is the most common occupational disease in Europe. "Workers exposed to noise in the presence of metalworking fluids exhibit a delay in hearing alteration in comparison with those exposed only...

2010-09-20 18:51:50

The widespread use of true random number generators (TRNGs) has taken a step closer following the creation of the most lightweight designs to date by researchers at Queen's University Belfast's Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT). Members of the Institute's cryptography research team have produced a series of circuits that are up to 50 per cent smaller than anything else currently available. Optimised for digital circuits, FPGA and ASIC, they push...


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