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Restaurant Acoustics that Schmeckt

Acoustics consultant Klaus Genuit says that new ISO guidelines for defining, measuring and evaluating soundscapes are a big step forward in guiding the creation of audibly fine restaurants. "A soup might be delicious or not, but you can't answer...
10-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ultrasound Used To Trigger Insulin Release in Mice Shows Promise for Future Diabetes Therapy

Current treatments of Type 2 diabetes can help the body use insulin at various stages of the disease, but they can also be expensive and subject patients to lifelong medication regimens and side effects. Thanks to new therapeutic ultrasound...
10-May-2019 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Can Sound Protect Eagles from Wind Turbine Collisions?

Every year, bald and golden eagles are killed when they inadvertently fly into wind turbine blades. One possible way to prevent these deaths is to chase the birds away with acoustic signals. To determine what types of sounds are most effective in...
10-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Loud is Too Loud When It Comes to Sports Whistles?

Referees and others using whistles on the job need a simple way to determine whether it’s harmful to their hearing, so researchers set out to put it to the test and to provide some clarity and damage risk criteria for impulse noise exposures. To...
10-May-2019 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Suss Out the Secrets of Human Screams

Screaming is well-studied in animals, but much less is known about how human screams function in communication, or how similar or different human screams are from those of other species. To help unlock the secrets of human screaming, researchers at...
10-May-2019 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Whistle Alerts Bats to Steer Clear of Wind Turbines

Wind turbines are a critical component in the strategy for energy independence, but these massive structures are also killing bats. Now, researchers from Texas A&M University are exploring a unique passive acoustic whistle mounted on turbine blades...
10-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Study Shows Toddlers Are Great at Getting the Conversation Started

Conversation is an important part of what makes us human. Previous research has shown that children begin to develop this skill at a young age. While many assume that mothers instigate communication with their children, new research suggests that...
10-May-2019 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Much Language Are Unborn Children Exposed to in the Womb?

The different soundscapes of NICUs has recently attracted interest in how changes in what we hear in our earliest days might affect language development in the brain. One ongoing study is hoping to better understand these differences by painting a...
10-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Reconstructing the Acoustics of Notre Dame

The April 15 fire that devastated the roof of Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral left many people around the globe wondering whether it’s possible to rebuild it in a way that can recreate the cultural icon’s complex signature acoustics. Six years...
3-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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