What compelling need delivery drones serve? We come up empty. Meanwhile, the ugly truth about them is they are noisy, and a fleet of them will be horrific.
Why are restaurants so loud? Minimalist design and more casual dining are big factors, but restaurateurs know loud spaces encourage faster chewing and more drinking.
London’s Heathrow encourages quiet, electric aircraft by offering free landing charges for a year to the UK’s first electric plane. Why can’t the U.S. do this too?
A fascinating study about restaurant noise shows that as background noise increases, the willingness to spend time and money in a restaurant decreases.
Restaurant noise is still a problem, but it doesn’t have to be. Dr. Daniel Fink tells us that acoustic science is up to the task of making restaurants quieter.
A new method claims to cancel noise without ear-blocking headphones. New technology is great, but there are things we can do now to make spaces quieter.