The pandemic has quieted the world

The pandemic has quieted the world

The pandemic has quieted the world, says Dr. Arline Bronzaft, who writes about an article that says the reduction in background noise is allowing seismologists to detect distant earthquakes.

The sound of a COVID-19 cough

The sound of a COVID-19 cough

The sound of a COVID-19 cough is unique. Dr. Daniel Fink writes about the use of artificial intelligence to analyze the sounds of COVID-19.

Good sounds during lockdown

Good sounds during lockdown

Not all loud sounds in the city are bad. Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about the good sounds she looks forward to during the lockdown.

Coronavirus is changing NYC’s soundscape

Coronavirus is changing NYC’s soundscape

Coronavirus is changing NYC’s soundscape. With silence, people can hear things they previously ignored. But cutting through the quiet is the sound of solidarity at 7PM each night.

Leaf Blowers, Pollution, and COVID-19

Leaf Blowers, Pollution, and COVID-19

Dr. Jamie Banks writes about the danger gas-powered leaf blowers present to workers and the public. A recent study finds long-term exposure to fine particulates may significantly raise the risk of death from COVID-19.

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