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Noise Of Passing Ships Disrupts Feeding For The Common Shore Crab
2013-07-11 12:23:52

University of Exeter A study published in the journal Animal Behaviour found that the noise of passing ships disrupts feeding for the common shore crab. Perhaps worse, the team from the Universities of Exeter and Bristol also found that when threatened, crabs took longer to retreat to shelter and lost their natural 'play dead' behavior. In coastal seas around the world noise caused by humans is a dominant feature, with construction and transportation fundamentally modifying ocean...

2013-06-27 23:37:46

Velodyne Debuts new vQuiet Headphones at CE Line Shows in NYC Morgan Hill, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 In the city that never sleeps in the industry that never ceases to innovate, Velodyne Acoustics proud to announce the launch their newest headphone, the vQuiet® to debut at CE Line Shows and Exhibits. This active noise-canceling headphone removes all unwanted sound with over 90% reduction. In all the hubbub of the CE exhibits within the technology industry, Velodyne is happy to offer...

2013-05-28 23:22:14

Acoustical Solutions, the industry leader in architectural acoustics, will attend InfoComm 2013 with new products for AV installations that are designed for the eyes as well as the ears. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 For the past twenty years, Acoustical Solutions has been a staple exhibitor at InfoComm, the largest pro-AV show in the world, recognized as a Tradeshow News Network Top 250 Trade Show. With over 925 exhibitors and 35,000 attendees from over 90 countries, InfoComm is an...

2013-05-21 14:46:28

Both fine-particle air pollution and noise pollution may increase a person's risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to German researchers who have conducted a large population study, in which both factors were considered simultaneously. "Many studies have looked at air pollution, while others have looked at noise pollution," said study leader Barbara Hoffmann, MD, MPH, a professor of environmental epidemiology at the IUF Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine...

Operating Room Noise Could Hamper Surgical Team Communications
2013-05-11 08:50:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Having noisy surgical equipment, background music or even chatty co-workers in the operating room could impair a surgical team´s ability to communicate, which in turn could have a disruptive effect on a doctor´s ability to receive and/or process instructions, according to a new study. Research led by University of Kentucky Medical Center assistant professor Matthew Bush and published in the May edition of the...

2013-03-14 18:13:59

-Researchers from the University of Granada and the Carlos III University of Madrid have developed a pioneer system, unique in the world, which is more efficient and accurate than any other currently-used method -The system is able to distinguish between the flow of cars, LGVs, HGVs or motorbikes/scooters traveling along a certain road Researchers from the University of Granada and the Carlos III University of Madrid have patented a new method to measure the flow of motorized traffic...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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