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Gorgeous electro-acoustic instruments mix sculpture and noise

Forget analog pedals or digital boxes – 10cars have made a series of electro-acoustic inventions covered in wires and springs. And they sound wild and strange. “10cars” is a Berlin-based multimedia artist. He presented these works at the mighty trade show Superbooth, but these pieces are something else – part sculpture, part experimental noise instrument. And they’re one of the more compelling inventions to appear this month. The lovingly handcrafted pieces meld collage with wires and spri...
Tags: Europe, Music, Hardware, Berlin, Experimental, Tech, Gear, Noise, Portugal, Stories, Music Tech, Electro-acoustic, Physical, Sound-art, Superbooth, Liquid Sky

Travel Tips: The Pros and Cons of Noise-Canceling Headphones

Noise-canceling headphones regularly top lists of essential travel gadgets, but are they worth it?
Tags: News, Noise, Airlines and Airplanes, Travel and Vacations, Headphones and Headsets, Ears and Hearing

Attention, Dogs: Bark at Your Owners’ Peril

Three dogs who live in a Saddle River, N.J., mansion once owned by Russell Simmons have inspired an ordinance that bans and defines excessive barking.
Tags: News, Dogs, Noise, Russell Simmons, Saddle River, William J, Law and Legislation, Saddle River (NJ, Focazio

New Noise-Blocking Material Could Make Jets and Drones Super Quiet

The most effective way to block an annoying sound is to simply build a barrier—the thicker, the better. But instead of everyone living in sound-blocking caves in a few years as noisy drones criss-cross the skies, researchers at Boston University have engineered an acoustic metamaterial that’s designed to silence…Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, 3d Printing, Noise, Sound, Boston University, Xin Zhang, Metamaterials, Reza Ghaffarivardavagh

Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch Continue their Unlikely Collaboration with the Dark, Droning 'An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil'

None Famed independent film director Jim Jarmusch never really gained notoriety for his musical exploits, and Dutch experimental lute player Jozef Van Wissem isn't exactly a household name, so it may not be a surprise that a musical collaboration between the two artists would fly under the radar.But the truth is, they've worked together frequently over the past few years. Beginning with a chance meeting in New York City in 2006, Jarmusch and Van Wissem have since collaborated on three studio al...
Tags: Music, Review, New York City, Experimental, Noise, Jim Jarmusch, William Blake, Music Review, Sunn, Jarmusch, Sacred Bones, Van Wissem, Jozef Van Wissem, Helena Blavatsky, Emanuel Swedenborg

Oceans Are Getting Louder, Posing Potential Threats to Marine Life

Increasing ship traffic, sonar and seismic air gun blasts now planned for offshore drilling may be disrupting migration, reproduction and even the chatter of the seas’ creatures.
Tags: News, Noise, Animal Behavior, Sonar, Atlantic Ocean, National Marine Fisheries Service, Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline, United States Politics and Government, Offshore Drilling and Exploration, Whales and Whaling, Fish and Other Marine Life, Endangered and Extinct Species, Oceans and Seas

Leading blog, Signal v Noise, leaves Medium publishing platform for WordPress

The news that one of the most widely read blogs in the design, development, and digital publishing business, if not the net as a whole, is leaving Medium as its publishing platform should serve as a wakeup call to lawyers and law firms that blogging on Medium may not be in their best interests. David Heinemeier Hansson, Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, shared the news last week that Basecamp’s twenty year old blog, Signal v Noise, is leaving Medium for WordPress. Medi...
Tags: Law, Noise, Signal, Legal Marketing, Cto, Basecamp, WordPress Medium, David Heinemeier Hansson Creator of Ruby, Medium for WordPress

Noise Shots X3 Bass Review

Not long ago, there has been a tectonic shift from wired to wireless to true wireless in the headphones business and a recent couple of years shows just how quickly wireless headphones have taken over. That being said, the audio options have come a long way since the early days of sound. Keeping up with this ever-changing trend, prominent brands are hitting the market accordingly, while improving the sound game in the process. The buzzword "True Wireless" is on the trend ever since the laun...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Accessories, India, Blogging, Noise, Shots X3 Bass, jack Having

Ask Real Estate: Are Those Noisy Houseguests Upstairs, or an Airbnb?

Noise complaints are notoriously hard to win in New York because courts generally argue that the city is noisy, and tolerating stomping feet is part of living there.
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Noise, Real Estate and Housing (Residential, Three-One-One (311) (NYC Hot Line

Personal Health: Hearing Loss Threatens Mind, Life and Limb

Poor hearing is not just an annoying inconvenience.
Tags: News, Brain, Noise, Elderly, Dementia, Hearing Aids, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Mental Health and Disorders, Ears and Hearing

DOMAINS: The Sound of Silence

How many crazy gizmos are needed to achieve your optimum sleep environment?
Tags: News, Sleep, Noise, Snoring, Marpac Sound Machines

The Thing You’ve Really Got to Know about the Noise

I’ve spent the last many weeks juggling Christmas parties and shopping lists, trying to remember which kid needs a $5 ornament and which one has to bring a traditional holiday dish for his class feast. In the midst of the holiday happiness and chaos, I’ve also been trying hard to listen — straining for the answer to the question my spirit is aching over: God, what are You saying? Help me to hear. I don’t want to miss it. I have a case of spiritual angst over hearing God’s voice. Not because I do...
Tags: Instagram, Inspiration, Christmas, Peace, David, Noise, Jesus, God, Quiet, Christ, NIV, Facebook Business, Macy 's, Encouragement

How to Shush Someone Without Being an Asshole

I have a several very good friends who speak very loudly in public. I am also, to some people, a very good friend who speaks very loudly in public. Both these facts occasionally lend themselves to some awkward situations. I have been on several modes of public transportation with a friend who is screaming about her…Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Noise, Social Gps, Lifehacks, Shushing

The New Health Care: Why Hospitals Should Let You Sleep

Frequent disruptions are more than just annoying for patients. They can also cause harm.
Tags: News, Sleep, Hospitals, Noise, Sedatives, Tests (Medical

A Neighbor’s Shh! Could Silence a Village Theater for Good

Quad Cinema is going to court to fend off eviction proceedings after an upstairs tenant complained that noise from its screens keeps seeping into his home.
Tags: Movies, News, Noise, Ny, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Greenwich Village (Manhattan, Quad Cinema, Theaters (Buildings

Dolphins forced to simplify calls due to human noise pollution in the oceans

As a result of noisy ship engines and the racket of ocean mining, bottlenose dolphins have slowly reducing the complexity and changing the frequency of their calls. According to new research from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and published in the journal Biology Letters, "the noise-induced simplification of dolphin whistles may reduce the information content in these acoustic signals and decrease effective communication, parent–offspring proximity or group cohesion....
Tags: Post, Science, News, Biology, Dolphins, Oceans, Noise, Bailey

Rites of Passage: How I Discovered This Thing Called Music

I was 27, new to New York and suffering from terrible anxiety. Then, on doctor’s orders, I slapped on some headphones.
Tags: Music, New York, News, Noise, Headphones and Headsets, Your-feed-selfcare

Noise ColorFit Pro waterproof fitness band with 1.22-inch display, heart rate sensor, BP monitoring launched starting at Rs. 2999

Noise has launched the ColorFit Pro fitness band which comes with a premium slim design and Colorful LCD display. It comes with a bigger screen for easy readability and is also IP68 waterproof. The company says that it has a highly accurate pedometer and can measure your Blood Pressure, SpO2 Level, Sleep Quality and Dynamic Heart Rate. It is also capable of continuous Heart Rate monitoring through its Da Fit app. The Watch face is customizable and can measure your calories burnt while walking...
Tags: News, India, Blogging, Noise, Facebook Twitter, Corning, ColorFit

Seeking America’s Quietest Spots: The Quest for Silence in a Loud World

Dennis Follensbee has climbed through New Hampshire’s White Mountains trying to find somewhere — anywhere — that is quiet. He is not alone in his quest.
Tags: News, America, New Hampshire, Noise, White Mountains, Hikes and Hiking, Forests and Forestry, Wilderness Areas, Dennis Follensbee

Tech Fix: Tech Can Hurt Our Sleep. So I Tried Bose Sleepbuds for Help.

For $250, the well-designed earbuds are a limited solution that mask noise but didn’t get our columnist to snooze longer.
Tags: News, Sleep, Social Media, Smartphones, Insomnia, Noise, Wearable Computing, Headphones and Headsets, Bose Corp

Freshly Ground

And that’s it for my impromptu coffee-themed week! [Author: Doug]
Tags: Coffee, Comics, Quality, Noise, Cartoons, Morning, Caffeine, Grinder, Doug, 3x5

Highway Noise Barriers Are a Lie

Highway noise barriers are a pretty common blight on American interstates, there to protect nearby homes and businesses from the motoring sounds of cars and trucks whizzing by. But what if I told you they don’t shield noise all that well, and may even amplify it? Read more...
Tags: Science, Infrastructure, Noise, Lies, Highways

Nvidia trains AI to remove noise and watermarks by looking only at corrupted photos

There are different ways to remove or reduce noise, and there are also ways of removing watermarks from images. But Nvidia has recently introduced a deep learning-based approach which has learned to fix photos by looking only at corrupted photos. Noise reduction The researchers from NVIDIA, Aalto University, and MIT have worked on this project. […] The post Nvidia trains AI to remove noise and watermarks by looking only at corrupted photos appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Noise, Nvidia, Ai, Deep Learning, Watermark, Noise Reduction, Denoise, NVIDIA Aalto University


And more noise. [Author: Doug]
Tags: Comics, Noise, Cartoons, Complaint, Goose, Doug, Canada Goose, Chickenless, 3x10, Vuvuzela

Roli brings classic Indian instruments to their Noise app through a joint project with A. R. Rahman

Roli’s Noise app has seen a constant flow of useful updates for musicians over the last few years. My favourite update was when Roli added overdub, which made the app so much more creatively interesting for me. But it isn’t just updates that have made their Noise app something to return to, it’s also the wide variety of content that Roli has brought to their app, and with this latest soundpack they’ve brought the sounds of India’s greatest classical instruments through a new pack called “Colours...
Tags: Ios, Apps, Music, India, Noise, Roli, Rahman, Chennai, Indian music, A.r. Rahman, Veena, Soundpacks, KM Music Conservatory, KMMC, Equator ROLI

Start your monday with this enormous Scottish foghorn

The foghorn at Sumburgh in the Shetland Islands of Scotland is powered by more than one 44hp Kelvin K-Series diesel engines, powering the Alley and MacLellan compressors which blow the horn itself. "Just so's you know," writes JJ Jamieson, who posted this footage to YouTube, "the horn was originally much louder at the end, but YouTube's audio algorithm turned the volume down. I tried several versions but it wasn't having it."
Tags: Art, Video, Music, News, Youtube, Scotland, Noise, Fog, Kelvin, Shetland Islands, MacLellan, Sumburgh, JJ Jamieson

Trilobites: Listening to Elephants With Earthquake-Monitoring Tools

Detecting the vibrations that elephants create with their feet and vocalizations may be a useful tool to protect them from poaching.
Tags: News, Africa, Elephants, Earthquakes, Noise, Mortimer, Beth, Poaching (Wildlife, Current Biology (Journal