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F1 Races Can Damage Your Eardrums
2013-12-05 10:27:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Auto racing fans, listen up! New research has revealed that being track-side during a grand prix could drastically exceed your daily recommended noise exposure, potentially damaging your eardrums. The idea for the research came to acoustical engineer and University of Texas, Austin Craig Dolder, who attended a Formula 1 race in Montreal, Quebec that coincided with an Acoustical Society of America (ASA) conference held earlier this...

2013-12-04 10:49:30

Listeners can distinguish the voices of tall versus short people, according to a study presented at a meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in San Francisco Our voice can reveal a lot about us: our age, our gender, and now – it seems – our height as well. A new study by researchers at Washington University, UCLA, and Indiana University found that listeners can accurately determine the relative heights of speakers just by listening to them talk. The key clue may be contained in a...

New Method Measuring Marine Noise
2013-12-03 12:02:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has found that underwater noise can be stressful or even harmful to sea creatures, and a team of UK scientists has devised a novel method for monitoring artificial noise in Scotland’s Moray Firth inlet, according to a newly published study in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin. Study author Nathan Merchant, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Syracuse, said human activities related to Scotland’s...

2013-11-24 23:02:25

Delaware Bypass Tunnel Uses Sound Curtains to Reduce Noise Levels in Surrounding Areas (PRWEB) November 24, 2013 Sound Curtain Panels Model BBC-13X-2” have been specified by NYC DEP to help mitigate the noise that will occur during the repair of the Delaware Aqueduct Rondout. Sound Curtain Panels consist of both a sound absorbing layer of quilted fiberglass and a noise blocking layer of a reinforced mass loaded vinyl noise barrier. Each panel is fabricated with grommets at the top and...

2013-11-21 23:24:41

Game-induced hypnotic trance 'effortlessly' improves musicians' ears and empowers them to initiate social peace and harmony through shared peak musical experiences. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 At around $10,000, the Perfect Pitch Bootcamp™ intensive 14-day residential ear training perfect pitch course is not inexpensive, but, as US School of Commercial Music's Director Professor John Amaral says, "For many musicians, Perfect Pitch in the context of...

2013-11-20 23:26:29

Four and Five String Models Available Buena Park, Calif. (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Yamaha introduces the TRBX Series, a full line of electric basses. Combining advanced design, precision engineering and time-honored craftsmanship, the new basses offer easy playability, comfortable body shapes and road-ready durability. The four-string TRBX304 and TRBX504, along with the five-string TRBX305 and TRBX505, include new EQ and pickup innovations. All four models feature a five-piece...

Bizarre Da Vinci Instrument
2013-11-20 11:55:48

[ Watch The Video: Leonardo da Vinci's Weird Piano Heard For The First Time ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What do you get when you cross a harpsichord, an organ and a viola da gamba? A 500-year-old Leonardo da Vinci invention that had never been played – until now. On Monday, Polish concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki staged the first-ever public performance of the viola organista – an instrument conceived by da Vinci during the Renaissance and...

2013-11-19 16:37:40

Study results may help predict plant responses to light, temperature Shade nets are widely used in ornamental crop production systems to protect crops from radiation, wind, hail, and birds. According to a 2011 study from the United States Department of Agriculture, 43% of floricultural crop production in the United States occurred under shade or other temporary cover. Although black nets are most common, growers have begun experimenting with colored, gray, and white "dispersive" netting in...


Latest Waves Reference Libraries

Seismology
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Seismology is the scientific study of earthquakes and the spread of elastic waves through the Earth or through other planet-like bodies. The field includes studies of earthquake effects, such as tsunamis in addition to diverse seismic sources such as tectonic, volcanic, oceanic, atmospheric, and artificial processes. A related field that utilizes geology to infer information regarding past earthquakes is paleoseismology. A recording of earth motion as a function of time is a seismogram. A...

Basic Ocean Terms
2013-02-05 12:52:11

Image Credit: Meteorologist Joshua Kelly When meteorologists are forecasting for ocean-going vessels, there are a few terms that we need to understand. The first term is wavelength. Wavelength is defined as the distance between two crests or between two troughs as seen in the image above. The example above highlights the crest to crest concept of wavelength. The next term that we use is wave height, and to determine this, we first must look at the wave when it passes our station. When...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Radiation -- Electromagnetic radiation is a combination of oscillating electric and magnetic fields propagating through space and carrying energy from one place to another. Light is a form of electromagnetic radiation. The theoretical study of electromagnetic radiation is called electrodynamics, a subfield of electromagnetism. When any wire (or other conducting object such as an antenna) conducts alternating current, electromagnetic radiation is propagated at the same...

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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.