Doctoral student designs microphones that monitor road traffic
An EPFL doctoral student has designed a microphone-based system that functions as an automatic road traffic sensor. The technology can determine not just how much traffic there is, but also how fast vehicles ...
Clamorous city blackbirds
(Phys.org)—Animals have developed a variety of strategies for dealing with increasing noise pollution in their habitats. It is known, for example, that many urban birds sing at a high pitch to differentiate ...
US to require electric cars to make noise
A U.S. government safety agency wants electric and hybrid vehicles to make more noise when traveling at low speeds so pedestrians can hear them coming.
Grasshoppers change their tune to stay tuned over traffic noise
Grasshoppers are having to change their song – one of the iconic sounds of summer – to make themselves heard above the din of road traffic, ecologists have discovered. The study, published in the British Ecological Society's ...
Making transport a driver for development in Africa
A new report by a panel of international experts highlights policies to improve air quality road safety and congestion, supporting African development.
Research: Too much, too little noise turns off consumers, creativity
The sound of silence isn't so golden for consumers, and both marketers and advertisers should take note, says new research from a University of Illinois expert in new product development and marketing.
Visions of a 'car-free future'
City centers could become virtually car-free over the next 20 years under new plans proposed by University of Leeds transport researchers.
Hawks to patrol Singapore shopping district: report
Businesses along Singapore's famous Orchard Road shopping street plan to deploy trained hawks to scare off thousands of birds whose droppings rain down on pedestrians' heads, a report said Wednesday.
Noise pollution appears to cause some birds to change their songs making them less attractive
NHTSA looking to implement new noise enhancement rules for electric vehicles
Group recommends stricter noise levels for Michigan wind farms
As the call for alternative energy grows louder in Michigan and more communities consider wind farms, a group led by a pair of Michigan State University professors has issued a report calling for stricter regulations on noise ...
Temperatures and wind conditions move traffic noise
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.