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Noise abates as the pandemic rages on

Noise abates as the pandemic rages on

One consequence of the pandemic is that the world is getting quieter, writes Dr. Daniel Fink. He points us to work showing low frequency noise created by humans has decreased as people stay home.

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Paris is quiet

Paris is quiet

Dr. Arline Bronzaft reports on charts produced by Bruitparif, the agency that oversees 150 sound monitor around Paris. The charts show a considerable drop in sound levels after the pandemic took hold.

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How Mumbai solves its horn problem

How Mumbai solves its horn problem

Dr. Daniel Fink writes about the elegant way Mumbai is solving its horn problem—the police hook up decibel meters to lights and if drivers honk their horns, the light remains red!

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A tech solution to restaurant noise?

A tech solution to restaurant noise?

A tech solution to restaurant noise? Yes, but at a cost—$60k to $80k, to be exact. Or restaurateurs could engage in some cheap self-help and just turn down the music volume.

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