New receiver detects weak signals from noise

 Engineers have developed a receiver that can detect a weak, fast and randomly occurring signal.

Noise may shorten sparrow lives: Study

Noise may shorten sparrow lives: Study

The noise of cars honking and zooming through the streets may shorten the lifespan of sparrows growing up near the clamour, scientists said today.

Submit action plan on noise pollution in 2 weeks: NGT

The National Green Tribunal Tuesday directed the Delhi government to submit within two weeks an action plan on reduction of noise pollution caused due to heavy traffic near Panchsheel Park area in South Delhi.

New sensor can help Siri hear you through a noisy party!

Scientists have developed a new sensor that can help your smartphone hear voice instructions in loud environments.

Living near noisy road raises risk of early death, stroke

Living in an area with noisy road traffic may reduce life expectancy as well as increase the risk of strokes, scientists have warned.

How brain balances hearing between the ears

Researchers have answered the long-standing question of how the brain balances hearing between the ears. The balance is essential for localising sound, hearing in noisy conditions and for protection from noise damage.

Mouth, tongue exercises can curb your noisy 'snores'

To all the nose noise makers of the night! A new study has found that you can control your snores with help of mouth and tongue exercises.

Hormone can get you good night's sleep amid noise

Using melatonin hormone can provide better quality sleep compared to using an eye mask and earplugs in a noisy and illuminated environment, researchers report.

Declare Panchsheel Park as "silence zone": NGT

The National Green Tribunal Wednesday directed authorities in South Delhi's Panchsheel Park to declare it as a "silence zone" and confine the speed of vehicles in the area to 30 km per hour.

Air, noise pollution attain dangerous level on Diwali: BSPCB

Air, noise pollution attain dangerous level on Diwali: BSPCB

Air and noise pollution levels touched alarming levels here on Diwali day despite all the advertisements and pleas by government, as well as, civil society organisations requesting people to say no to crackers and fireworks.

Govt plans anti-fire cracker campaign for diwali

Govt plans anti-fire cracker campaign for diwali

Ahead of Diwali festival, Delhi government has decided to launch anti-fire crackers campaign, aiming to control air and noise pollution.

Cell phones can be charged using sound

Soon you can use traffic noise, music, chants from a football ground and even your own voice to charge your cell phone!

Exposure to loud noise can damage hearing

An Indian-origin audiologist in the US has warned about the impending dangers to hearing because of loud noise.

Heathrow to crack down on noisy airlines

Heathrow airport has decided to impose fines of up to USD 1500 on airlines found guilty of breaking noise limits.

Plants react to sound, make noises: Oz research

New Australian research has claimed to have discovered that plants appear to react to sounds and may even make clicking
noises to communicate with each other.

Now, lightweight curtains that ‘quench’ noise!

In a striking acoustic innovation, Swiss researchers have developed lightweight, translucent curtain materials, which are excellent at absorbing sound.

Now, lightweight curtains that ‘quench’ noise!

In a striking acoustic innovation, Swiss researchers have developed lightweight, translucent curtain materials, which are excellent at absorbing sound.

Meet the world’s ‘loudest’ cat whose purr is as noisy as a Boeing 737!

A feline’s purr is usually a soothing, content sound – but not in the case of Smokey.

Noise could sound the death knell for ocean fish

Growing levels of noise pollution in the ocean could drive fish away from their habitat.

Why some people can block out noise during sleep

Some people can sleep through anything because their brains are capable of "fending off" noise.