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When noise becomes the signal

(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers have developed a new class of electronics that uses noise -- normally a problem -- as part of the signal. It means better, faster electronics.

dateMar 24, 2010 in Engineering
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Captive rhinos exposed to urban rumbles

The soundtrack to a wild rhinoceros's life is wind passing through the savannah grass, birds chirping, and distant animals moving across the plains. But a rhinoceros in a zoo listens to children screaming, cars passing, and ...

dateOct 31, 2014 in Ecology
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Nestling birds struggle in noisy environments

Unable to fly, nestling birds depend on their parents for both food and protection: vocal communication between parents and offspring helps young birds to determine when they should beg for food and when they should crouch ...

dateOct 29, 2014 in Ecology
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Boat noise impacts development and survival of sea hares

While previous studies have shown that marine noise can affect animal movement and communication, with unknown ecological consequences, scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter and the École Pratique des Hautes ...

dateJul 31, 2014 in Ecology
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Sublime design of the PB/5 pedestrian button

We are more likely to thump this instantly recognisable design, on a daily basis, than to give it much thought. The PB/5 pedestrian button, a type of "Audio-Tactile Pedestrian Detector" (ATPD), is a successful ...

dateJun 30, 2014 in Other
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