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2011-11-24 11:30:37

Dyslexia affects up to 17.5% of the population, but its cause remains somewhat unknown. A report published in the Nov. 23 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE supports the hypothesis that the symptoms of dyslexia, including difficulties in reading, are at least partly due to difficulty excluding excess background information like noise. In the study of 37 undergraduate students, the researchers, led by Rachel Beattie of the University of Southern California, found that the poor readers...

2011-11-21 10:46:47

A study by the University of the Americas (Universidad de la Américas Puebla) in Mexico and the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, highlights the fact that noise pollution has negative effects on songbirds in cities. The field work, carried out in urban parks in the Metropolitan Area of Puebla-Cholula (Mexico), reveals that the green zones most affected by noise have less bird species.  Among the birds better adapted to urban...

2011-11-08 21:39:29

Inhaling low levels of CO reduces the impact of environmental stress, TAU researcher finds According to scientists, carbon monoxide (CO), a tasteless, colorless and odorless gas, is not only a danger to the environment but also highly toxic to human beings. Found in the exhaust of vehicles and generators, CO has been dubbed the "silent killer" because excessive inhalation is lethal, poisoning the nervous system and heart. Now, in a surprising twist, Prof. Itzhak Schnell of Tel Aviv...

2011-10-07 07:00:00

Many people who are hard of hearing wear hearing aid devices (instruments) that are unsatisfactory in several ways: (1) over time they become loose fitting, (2) always make whistling noises, (3) they pick up random feedback, (4) amplify wind noise, (5) produce shrill squeals, (6) cause painful sores, (7) are generally uncomfortable and hard to keep in place. This new Weber "Noise Be Gone" Hearing Aid Liner (Patent Pending) is designed to overcome and eliminate all of these problems with this...

2011-09-26 07:00:00

Many hearing aids wearers have negative feelings about the noise and discomfort they experience while wearing their hearing aids. For example, hearing aids can produce annoying and unwanted wind noises plus many other disturbing squeals and beeps. This new product takes away those problems and more... Toms River, NJ (PRWEB) September 26, 2011 Many hearing aids wearers have negative feelings about the noise and discomfort they experience while wearing their hearing aids. For example, hearing...

2011-09-14 07:00:00

Exa® Corporation, a global innovator of fluids simulation solutions for product engineering, today announced the release of PowerACOUSTICS® 2.0. Exaâs newest release offers a Far-Field Noise Module for accurate numerical prediction of flow-induced far-field noise, as well as wind noise source analyses, to provide insight for acoustic design improvement. Burlington, MA (PRWEB) September 14, 2011 Exa® Corporation, a global innovator of fluids simulation solutions for...

Reducing Jet Noise By Controlling Turbulence
2011-09-13 06:08:00

  Supercomputing aids scientists in developing a novel technique to reduce jet noise Airlines and aircraft manufacturers are under increasing pressure to keep noise levels low for airport personnel and for people in surrounding neighborhoods. In fact, about every 10 years, the International Civil Aviation Organization, whose recommendations influence policies in the United States and abroad, reduces the maximum noise an airplane can produce before it can be certified and sold to...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.