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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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Listening

Greetings.  The NC has been off the radar for a while! Today I got an email from a friend who has just started reading R. Murray Schafer’s book “Soundscape”.  Which led me to reminiscing about Shafer’s foundational contribution to the … Continue reading

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Jets (the ones in the air, not the football team)

        Not much to say today.  This link tells the whole story.  Let’s just hope that the companies that design and build jet engines pay attention.

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Challenging Traffic Noise

Traffic Noise Nissan and DigitasLBi have made a trio of videos showing the problem of traffic noise. Nissan (the auto company) has started a campaign to promote its electric cars by selling them as a way to get rid of … Continue reading

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