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2009-03-12 12:08:17

Authorities in Rochdale, England, said a couple's television and stereo system were seized after numerous noise complaints went unheeded. Council officials and police raided the home of Paul and Amanda Cregan and seized the couple's $3,449 TV and $620 music system, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. The officials said the noise making items were seized after neighbors repeatedly complained about the noise coming from the home even after a noise abatement order was issued in 2006, the...

2009-02-16 01:00:00

Tests show handsets with Audience Voice Processor offer superior noise suppression compared to those from other leading handset vendors BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS - Audience - Hall 7, booth #7D50 - today announced that its Voice Processor takes a commanding lead in the advanced noise suppression market for mobile handsets, delivering 30 dB of Signal to Noise Level Reduction Improvement (SNRI). Advanced noise suppression technology significantly reduces...

2009-01-26 07:37:00

Visit Pro Tech Technologies, Inc. at Booth #1167 of the Aviation Industry Expo, March 10-12, Las Vegas Convention Center; Win A Free NoiseBuster WILTON, Conn., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Specifically designed to reduce aircraft engine noise for airport ground support crews as well as aircraft maintenance and technical personnel, the NoiseBuster Active Noise Reduction ("ANR") Safety Earmuff combines an ANSI-rated 26NRR passive earmuff with active noise reduction electronics that deliver up to an...

2009-01-05 17:00:00

OAKDALE, Minn., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The hands-free iPhone experience is taken to the next level thanks to Hearing Components' new Comply(TM) NR-10i High Tech Noise Reduction Earphones. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/complyfoam/36540/ Designed with iPhone users in mind, the Comply(TM) NR-10i earphones utilize the same patented technology used by U.S. Army helicopter crews and Special Forces to offer amazing noise reduction, superior comfort and...

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2008-11-24 10:15:00

Christine Strange and her husband, Nigel, say a couch in their home in the British city of Bristol makes mysterious noises because they believe it's haunted. Strange, 52, said the creaking noise from the leather couch began randomly one recent weekend and the couple has been unable to determine what has been causing the strange noise, The Daily Telegraph said Monday. One Sunday morning I sat down on it with a cup of tea and suddenly heard this odd squeaky noise, she said. I thought I must be...

2008-10-27 09:00:14

To expand its resources for future product design and customer support, Monitoring Division, a provider of network diagnostics, has opened a new operations center in East Melbourne, Australia. The company has also opened its first optical signal-to-noise ratio monitor unit to a US manufacturer of intelligent optical networking systems. Monitoring Division (mdi) had licensed optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) software to Optium Corporation, now a part of Finisar. This software enables...

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2008-10-16 11:00:00

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder, have made the first tunable "noiseless" amplifier. By significantly reducing the uncertainty in delicate measurements of microwave signals, the new amplifier could boost the speed and precision of quantum computing and communications systems. Conventional amplifiers add unwanted "noise," or random fluctuations, when they measure and boost...

2008-10-10 15:00:20

By Emily Van Cleve For the Journal If modern music seems like a cacophony of sound that makes no sense to the ears, John Kennedy's new lecture series is the perfect antidote. "Beyond the Noise: Listening to Modern Music" is a six-part course that provides insights into the historical and social contexts of contemporary music with biographical information about many of the key composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Starting on Thursday, it will be presented at the Georgia O'Keeffe...

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2008-10-06 10:45:00

Rattlesnakes are not the friendliest creatures. Ordinarily, they are best left alone instead of being snuck up on. However, when it is your job to record the sounds of Western animals, you do not have the luxury of avoiding them. "You get yourself in some strange situations," says Jeff Rice, a University of Utah research librarian who is working to produce the first complete free archive of natural sounds in the West for the public. Rice was sitting in the hills above Utah, aiming his...

2008-09-29 09:00:36

By IAN SWANSON Scottish EDINBURGH Airport bosses have been urged to bring in lower noise limits for planes after a system of fines helped cut the racket endured by people living near the flightpath. Airlines currently face having to pay up to GBP 2000 if they breach noise thresholds while landing or taking off at Edinburgh Airport. The technique pilots use, particularly when taking off, can make a big difference to noise levels - just like revving up a car engine. In the 12 months...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.