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The Sound of Growing Plants

Well, in particular, the sound of rhubarb growing. Yes, you can hear it grow. At least when it is grown in the dark. My dear spouse Mary found this link.  You have to check it out.  Firstly, because the sounds … Continue reading

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The Boston Typewriter Orchestra

Boston Typewriter Orchestra Today’s post is short, but introduces you to a group you probably have not heard of, doing something you probably have not thought of! (Oh, and belated Happy New Year!) I discovered this group the other evening … Continue reading

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Europe and noise

This article just came across my screen. Those Europeans are pretty serious about decreasing noise levels!    

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Do you commute? If yes, read this!

This came across my screen today, as part of an alert. I am passing it on to you, the NC readers.  The key finding?  Commuting is a noisy endeavour! The research was done in Toronto, so we even have Canadian … Continue reading

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Transit is Noisy!

Who would have thought that transit was noisy! My goodness, what an idea. Brakes, acceleration, bells, grinding, etc.  Yes, noisy. Toronto’s TTC seems to fit the bill.  Read all about it here. Definitely time to get those earplugs out.  They … Continue reading

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Christmas Music update

Yes, it is getting to that time of year!  Some of my neighbours have their lights up already! This article isn’t about noise (though it makes a brief reference to volume) – but it does bolster the argument about playing … Continue reading

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Electric Cars Will Sing

Electric cars will sing Have you ever been taken by surprise by a hybrid or electric car suddenly and silently appearing beside you?  It can be quite a shock. Well, Nissan is ready to address the danger of silent electric … Continue reading

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