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Study sounds warning alarm for Swiss cow bells
Cows wear ceremonial bells during the desalpe at Charmey. Photo: Caroline Bishop
Study sounds warning alarm for Swiss cow bells
Published: 25 Sep 2014 10:44 GMT+02:00

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The future of one of Switzerland’s most iconic symbols is under threat after a new study found that cow bells can damage the hearing and feeding habits of the alpine cows that wear them.

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The findings, reported by newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag, came as part of a doctoral dissertation carried out by agricultural scientist Julia Johns and a fellow researcher at the top-flight Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ).

The pair strapped 5.5kg bells to more than 100 cows in 25 farms across th
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november 2014 by bwiese
The Blind Man Who Taught Himself To See | Men’s Journal
He knew my car was poorly parked because he produced a brief, sharp click with his tongue. The sound waves he created traveled at a speed of more than 1,000 feet per second, bounced off every object around him, and returned to his ears at the same rate, though vastly decreased in volume.

But not silent. Kish has trained himself to hear these slight echoes and to interpret their meaning. Standing on his front stoop, he could visualize, with an extraordinary degree of precision, the two pine trees on his front lawn, the curb at the edge of his street, and finally, a bit too far from that curb, my rental car. Kish has given a name to what he does — he calls it “FlashSonar” — but it’s more commonly known by its scientific term, echolocation.
blind  science  inspiration  echolocation  interesting  sound  mensjournal 
october 2011 by bwiese
Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MkII (Black) | Creative Labs Online Store
upset that you need a special sound card for noise cancelling!!
Activate Silencer feature for intelligent noise-suppression when paired with a Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium series or X-Fi Go! sound card.
tech  shopping  sound  headphones  speakers  microphone 
may 2011 by bwiese
Windows Vista OS - Audacity Wiki (windows changed the sound system)
windows sound system changed drastically in vista and win7, see here for support and obtaining updated drivers
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may 2011 by bwiese
Mystery of Greek Amphitheater's Amazing Sound Finally Solved | LiveScience
ow, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered that the limestone material of the seats provide a filtering effect, suppressing low frequencies of voices, thus minimizing background crowd noise. Further, the rows of limestone seats reflect high-frequencies back towards the audience, enhancing the effect.
greece  science  sound  music  amphitheater  acoustics  architecture  archaeology 
june 2010 by bwiese
Welcome to DialABC
check for words in your phone number, the motion on the keypad, sound, etc
math  phone  phonenumber  sound  search  reference  mobile  hacks  language  tools  numbers  dtmf 
september 2009 by bwiese
Cables To Go - Audio Crossplay 3.5mm switch
for mp3 player/computer/etc to speakers
sound  hw  shopping  tobuy  mp3 
june 2008 by bwiese

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