Is making electronic vehicles emit noise good for safety.
An acoustic analysis of the changing sound of Formula 1 cars
Acoustic metamaterial windows that block noise but lets through air
Can you mine twitter to look at attitudes to noise? Looking at results from #nightsounds
how the quieten hand dryers as ‘loud as road drills’
Ever tried to work in Starbucks? Did the hubbub of the cafe help your creativity?
How weather affects the sound at festivals like Glastonbury
Can a football crowd cook an egg: only with vuvuzelas.
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… Continue reading Why is the sound of the vuvuzela so annoying
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… Continue reading Quietest day of the decade