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Jun 20, 2003

Reminders of just how politicized noise can be:

There were some stories going around the web a few days ago about “smart bricks„ that can measure the structural parameters of buildings. Wired has an article that discusses why this may not be such a good idea. However, the article does describe the potential of a network of measurement devices that can be used to monitor an area. It’s a vision that I believe in, and I’m doing my part to help make this happen in the noise world.

Stopping The Noise: Active Control System Could Halt Squealing Brakes In Cars, Trucks And Buses : “[A]coustics researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a solution that could stop the problem of noisy brakes once and for all.” - I’ll believe it when I see it (is dithering sufficient to mask a pure tone?), but this could be an interesting development.

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