Should electronic vehicles make noise?
Is making electronic vehicles emit noise good for safety.
Are formula 1 cars too quiet?
An acoustic analysis of the changing sound of Formula 1 cars
What sounds are keeping you awake at night?
Can you mine twitter to look at attitudes to noise? Looking at results from #nightsounds
How can super fast hand dryers be quietened?
how the quieten hand dryers as ‘loud as road drills’
Does the sound of a coffee shop help you work?
Ever tried to work in Starbucks? Did the hubbub of the cafe help your creativity?
How weather affects sound at Glastonbury
How weather affects the sound at festivals like Glastonbury
Can the noise of a football crowd boil eggs?
Can a football crowd cook an egg: only with vuvuzelas.
Why is the sound of the vuvuzela so annoying
There are newspaper reports today that the vuvuzelas might be banned because their drone is annoying viewers of the World Cup. Why is the noise so annoying? The trumpets are incredibly loud (there have been reports of concern about hearing damage). Studies on noise annoyance show that louder sounds are more annoying. We are all […]
Quietest day of the decade
Around the world, tranquility is gradually disappearing as man-made sounds, especially noise from planes and cars, increasingly encroach on quiet places. There’s a lot of interest in tranquility at the moment from campaign groups, governments and researchers (e.g. ). The fear is that unless we identify tranquil places and try to preserve them, they will […]