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This Is Your Brain on Silence - Issue 38: Noise
Contrary to popular belief, peace and quiet is all about the noise in your head.
marketing  noise  sound  articles  science  finland 
yesterday by mikael
City Noise Might Be Making You Sick - The Atlantic
Similar approaches can work today. Instead of punishing individual transportation workers whose trucks may be too old, a more comprehensive solution could target the Department of Transportation, with demands to repave worn roads with the porous asphalt configurations used in Europe to reduce tire noise. Likewise, any move toward using renewable energy sources will result in a quieter environment, as coal and oil extraction are extremely noisy labors. At the local and state level, demanding funding for repairs and improvement to outdated transit infrastructure will greatly reduce the noise caused by trains, cars, and trucks.

Urban-planning approaches to eliminating noise on a city-by-city basis can be as simple as taking a single lane away from cars and giving it to bicycles, people, or green space. Improving, expanding, and properly funding public transit removes cars from the road, both reducing the sound they produce and replacing it with quieter options like trams and high-speed light-rail. In architecture, acoustics should play a greater role in all structures, from mundane apartment buildings to the grandest art museums. Noise control should be a consideration from the very first planning stage, rather than tacked on as an afterthought.
urban_planning  sound_space  noise  sound_design 
3 days ago by shannon_mattern
GLSL Noise Algorithms
Bunch of GLSL noise algorithm implementations
glsl  noise  opengl  shaders 
5 days ago by jblocksom
translucent
Twitter use JPEG to any opaque image uploaded regardless of original file format which adds noise in your image especially when you upload graphics.

Exception is PNG with transparency. This app will turn a single pixel on top left corner to 99.6% opacity (hardly any different from original) and export as PNG so your twitter image is kept noise free !
png  transparency  noise 
7 days ago by vegarev

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