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2012-05-09 23:02:36

Decorative artists Bryan Melillo and his partner Bruce Czopek created classic movie poster-style art for a home theater in an upscale Lake Tahoe residence using Quiet Fiber®, a noise absorbing material from Tampa, Florida-based Acoustiblok, Inc. Quiet Fiber is used to absorb reverberant noise in acoustically sensitive spaces, such as this state-of-the-art home theater. Lake Tahoe, NV (PRWEB) May 09, 2012 Decorative artist Bryan Melillo and his partner Bruce Czopek have created classic...

2012-04-19 10:26:55

BRISBANE, Australia, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Acoustiblok USA announced this week that it has teamed with Stephen Nolan of Brisbane to be the sound abatement material company's main distributor for Australia. Developed to address a lack of effective and available soundproofing material options in Australia, Nolan saw the opportunity to make Acoustiblok products available to Australians who are ready to address noise pollution problems in their homes and communities. "Not many sound...

2012-03-28 06:27:29

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of its Android application release, CX, one of the fastest-growing cloud storage and data file management systems, introduces a new real-time collaboration feature for groups. The feature allows CX users the ability to collaborate on documents in real-time with other users in CX Groups. The feature also allows the ability for archived chats, instant messaging and the sharing of videos and pictures. With the new real-time...

2012-03-20 10:22:26

NEW YORK, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Science Professor David Krauss was recently interviewed on CUNY TV's Science and U show on the subject of spring love - or more specifically, how the mating habits of birds are impacted by urban noise. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-03-16 04:17:36

SAN ANTONIO, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In order to make space for the all-new 2013 CX-5, Mazda will discontinue its CX-7 after the 2012 model year. The crossover will no longer be available in the U.S., but other international markets will still carry the CX-7. Ingram Park Mazda, a premier Mazda dealership in San Antonio, TX, looks forward to fresh inventory and new technology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120316/CG71676) Originally reported by Car and Driver,...

2012-03-05 17:27:00

NEW ORLEANS, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the request of New Orleans residents, Mr. Arno Bommer - a nationally recognized and certified expert in acoustics, noise and vibration - measured sound levels in and around clubs of New Orleans and found they routinely and significantly exceeded the maximum allowed standards by city and state laws, presenting a significant risk to those exposed to the excessive noise. According to Mr. Bommer, sound levels at French Quarter clubs and bars are the...

2012-02-22 21:31:29

Sparrows, blackbirds and the great tit are all birds known to sing at a higher pitch (frequency) in urban environments. It was previously believed that these birds sang at higher frequencies in order to escape the lower frequencies noises of the urban environment. Now, researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Aberystwyth have discovered that besides noise, the physical structure of cities also plays a role in altering the birds´ songs. Urban birds sing...

2012-01-19 11:44:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford reduces wind noise in all-new Ford Escape by using an elliptical acoustic mirror to measure noise This is the first use of this technology to test wind noise in a Ford sport utility vehicle The mirror is like a satellite dish with a microphone placed a short distance from the Escape, traversing it lengthwise to collect sound Acoustic mirrors were a precursor to radar, intended to detect airplanes When Ford engineers sought out...

2012-01-05 21:05:00

Power outages are a common occurrence in the Dominican Republic, and industrial noise pollution from emergency generators is a growing concern. One DC generator designer is using QuietFiber noise absorbing material to lower the decibel levels at the La Serena superstore in Higuey. Higuey, Dominican Republic (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 Installation of QuietFiber® noise absorbing material has been completed in the massive generator room of the newly constructed La Sirena superstore in the...

2012-01-04 09:44:00

DOVER, N.H., Jan. 04, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VXi Corporation will provide a first look at three new products at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. A leading provider of best-in-class headset solutions, VXi will debut the new Xpress and B250-XT+ headsets as part of its BlueParrott® consumer mobile line, as well as the UC ProSet(TM) as part of its Contact Center & Office line. Tradeshow guests and members of the media are invited to...