News tagged with decibels

The science of stadium sound

Football fans attending BYU home games the last two seasons may have noticed a few students roving through the crowd, giving their full attention to hand-held scientific instruments instead of the game.

Sep 04, 2013
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Tiny water boatman is a champion singer

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers studying the lesser water boatman have discovered that adjusting for size, M. scholtzi, a tiny freshwater bug, is the apparent world champion at producing the loudest noise. At onl ...

Jun 20, 2011 report
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Voice-based phone recharging

(PhysOrg.com) -- The noise that we produce can be a lot of things. It can be a valid means of communication. It can be an annoyance when you are trying to get to bed at night. It can be a migraine waiting ...

May 10, 2011 weblog
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Traffic noise increases the risk of having a stroke

Exposure to noise from road traffic can increase the risk of stroke, particularly in those aged 65 years and over, according to a study published online today (Wednesday 26 January) in the European Heart Journal.

Jan 26, 2011
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Apple wins iPod hearing loss lawsuit

A US appeals court on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a class action lawsuit filed against Apple Inc. which claimed the iPod was defective and could cause hearing loss.

Dec 31, 2009
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