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Noise Cancellation

Have you ever visited or lived in a big city where it is really noisy outside your windows?  It is really annoying, right?  And stressful, right? Have you have heard of noise cancelling headphones?  Well, now researchers in Singapore have … Continue reading

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vEARING

Ah, you ask, “What is vEARING?” It is the ability to hear sound where there is no sound, only an image, AKA “visual-evoked auditory response.”  Isn’t that amazing? I bet you  can vEAR as well as the next person, even … Continue reading

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Noisy Cars in Barrie

  They are cracking down on noisy cars in Barrie, Ontario, via Project Noisemaker.  Police are handing out $85 fines to people with cars that violate the noise bylaws.  Yay, I say. (Though one wonders why they are using police … Continue reading

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Thirty meters is not very far

Just north of Vancouver, BC, railway noise is messing with the health of the residents of Squamish Nation.  This has been going on for years.  And has improved very little. Read about it here.

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Planned Parenthood

OK, so no, PP is NOT noisy. Except politically speaking, in their work to maintain access to abortions and other healthcare to women in the USA.   But – there are many protestors in the USA who gather outside PP … Continue reading

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Noise in the workplace

Yes, workplaces are often noisy.   But this workplace noise is different. Shipyard workers in Bath, Maine are “putting the hammer down” to protest their contract negotiations. They hammer pieces of metal forone minute of every hour. It seems like … Continue reading

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Noisy Bugs

Ah –  nature.  This is the year that cicadas emerge –  as they do every 13 – 17 years!  And apparently they generate an unholy amount of noise!  (BTW – what is ‘holy’ noise? And is it ‘good’ noise or … Continue reading

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Has the pandemic helped with noise?

Has it?  Well, yes and no.  The natural world is quieter – oceans are quieter, apparently Earth itself is quieter (not sure why) and there is much less traffic noise. BUT – noise complaints from neighbours who are at home … Continue reading

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Then again, NYC is louder

  The other day I posted about how the pandemic was slowing down shipping in the oceans, and thus allowing sea animals to have less noise to deal with.  And that is good. BUT –  apparently New York City has … Continue reading

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Ocean Noise

Guess what?  The oceans are a lot less noisy recently.  Why, you ask?  I think you know the answer!  COVID 19.  Shipping is way down, across all the oceans.  And so the noise levels that have detrimental effects on sea … Continue reading

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