Another Scary Side Effect Of Noise Pollution

Another Scary Side Effect Of Noise Pollution

Noise pollution comes with a range of issues that can affect living things in many ways. From increased weight gain to disruption of natural eco systems, there are a lot of reasons to be concerned with exposure to constant or excessive unnatural noise. One of the most recent findings connected with noise pollution is also …

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Japan Takes Vibration Control To A New Level

Japan Takes Vibration Control To A New Level

A first for the nation, Japan has retrofitted one of its Tokyo skyscrapers with a new vibration control device to defend against seismic activity. The new system has been installed on the rooftop of the 55-story Shinjuku Mitsui Building of Tokyo. The new rooftop-based vibration control device is the nation’s first, and has been developed …

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Why Are Boomers In Need Of Bigger Retirement Homes?

Why Are Boomers In Need Of Bigger Retirement Homes?

Typically when couples start getting older and they seek out a new retirement property, they need less space, fewer bedrooms, and more modest amenities to suit a fixed income. Recently, however, it would appear that this trend is shifting. More boomers and retiring but they’re not necessarily downsizing. Instead they’re looking for homes that suit …

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Using Seismic Data For Lights And Music

Using Seismic Data For Lights And Music

In many areas, it’s easy to take the stable ground below your feet for granted. However, if you live somewhere along the San Andreas Fault, Hayward Fault or other region where notable seismic activity is not uncommon, the ground beneath your feet, and underneath cars, buildings, and other structures could conceivably start moving at any …

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Is Noise Control Good Medicine?

Is Noise Control Good Medicine?

If you’ve ever spent even a short time in a hospital or medical facility you know it can be a noisy place. While there’s lots of background noise and chatter, and there is also essential communication that needs to occur so health care providers can do their jobs. The problem is, noise can interfere with …

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