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Too much, too little noise erodes creativity


May 15th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Too much or too little noise can erode creativity among consumers, something which both marketers and admen should take note of, says a new research. Ambient ... Read more...

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Modern sparrows sing louder to be heard


April 5th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) Urban sparrows today have a far more high-pitched song than they did 50 years ago because they want to be heard over noise of the city, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Court allows KKR to use loudspeakers on match days


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) The Shah Rukh Khan-owned IPL franchisee Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Monday got court permission to use loudspeakers and microphones at the Eden Gardens on match ... Read more...

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Hyderabad police impose restrictions for New Year celebrations


December 23rd, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 23 (IANS) To maintain public order, Hyderabad police have imposed several restrictions on revellers celebrating the New Year, an official said Friday.All flyovers in the city would be ... Read more...

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Sound from MP3 players eclipses environmental noise


December 22nd, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Noise from listening to MP3 players and stereos has eclipsed the noise from loud work environments, even though it still is a small fraction of each ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Popular toys could damage hearing of children


December 19th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) Some popular toys produce noise equal to that of a chain saw or rumble of a subway train and could damage hearing of children, reveals a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Shiv Sena officials booked for noise pollution


October 7th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) A case has been registered against three Shiv Sena officials for violating court norms by exceeding the noise level limit at the Dussera rally held Thursday, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Court allows Shiv Sena rally at Shivaji Park


September 27th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Tuesday granted permission, with some conditions, to the Shiv Sena to hold its traditional Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park, which has been ... Read more...

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IIT experts to help cut noise near Delhi Airport


September 21st, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The central government Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that it has sought help from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) experts to reduce the noise ... Read more...

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Most Brits risking hearing with MP3 volumes louder than pneumatic drill


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that millions of Britons are risking their hearing by listening to music at a volume louder than that of a pneumatic drill.One in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Noise monitoring network launched


March 24th, 2011 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Delhi and six other cities in the country will now have real-time ambient noise monitoring stations as a national network for mapping noise pollution was ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Now, meet the shrimp that makes more noise than a jumbo jet!


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): Smokey the cat, whose purr was said to be louder than a lawnmower, might get stiff competition from a saltwater shrimp just 4cm long.By snapping its large claw ... Read more...

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Is Smokey the loudest cat in the world with a 92-decibel purr?


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A cat in the United Kingdom may be the loudest cat in the world.The 12-year-old cat called Smokey can easily be the most annoying cat in the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Traffic noise ‘can increase stroke risk’


January 26th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study has shown that exposure to noise from road traffic can increase the risk of stroke, particularly in those aged 65 years and over.The study, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Driving a convertible could be hazardous to health


January 5th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Driving a convertible with the top down could be hazardous to your health -- exposing you to dangerous noise levels, claims a new study. Levels as high as ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Over 350,000 fatwas expected to be issued by end of 2010


December 28th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Dec 28 (ANI): Over 350,000 fatwas, or Islamic religious decrees, are reportedly expected to be issued by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowmen (Awqaf) by the end of the ... Read more...

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Secondhand smoke exposure ‘ups hearing loss risk’


November 16th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study has revealed that non-smokers who repeatedly breathe in others' tobacco smoke are more likely to have some degree of hearing loss.Researchers studied a total of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Keep away from noisy firecrackers for ear’s sake


November 4th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Avoid noisy firecrackers this Diwali, for your child's sake. The loud noise and impact can have long lasting effect on childrens' ears, even damage their ear drums, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

No crackers after 10 p.m.: Delhi Police


November 4th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) No bursting of firecrackers would be allowed in the capital after 10 p.m., the Delhi Police said Thursday."Bursting of firecrackers that emit a loud noise are banned ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Delhi airport told to cut noise pollution


October 24th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has granted more time to the central government to find out what more can be done to reduce the noise level near the ... Read more...

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‘Want to live long: Stay away from noisy plane’s path’


October 12th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Living with passenger jets thundering overhead could be risky for your heart. Researchers found that heart attack fatalities were more widespread among people with greater exposure to ... Read more...

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Living under a flight path ‘ups heart attack risk by 30pc’


October 12th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 12 (ANI): A new study has indicated that living under a flight path increases the chances of a fatal heart attack.Scientists say the constant noise from roaring aircraft engines increases ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why did Big B, Hrithik bring SRK on ramp?


October 10th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) If you thought Amitabh Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan impromptu picked up Shah Rakh Khan from the front row during their recent ramp foray in Mumbai, hold ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Soon, cell phones to be powered by conversations!


September 14th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 14 (ANI): The more you talk, the longer your cell phone battery will last - that's the future scientists have predicted with a new technology that converts sound to electricity.Scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

U2 Fined For Playing Loud Music


August 27th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Irish Rock Band U2 has been fined for disturbing the peace and quiet of the citizens of Barcelona. They played too loudly and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Now, cell phone that is as loud as vuvuzela


August 1st, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 1 (ANI): Home and mobile phone manufacturer Amplicom has unveiled a new 'highphone' - a handset almost as loud as a vuvuzela, targeted at people who are hard of hearing.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UAE issues fatwa against ‘haram’ vuvuzelas


July 10th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, July 10(ANI): A fatwa has been issued against vuvuzelas in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), saying that the plastic horns will not be permitted in the Gulf country if they exceed ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

G-20: Toronto Police spending 122 million dollars for security


June 25th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
By Ashok DixitToronto, June 25 (ANI): Police in Toronto have been sanctioned 122 million dollars to maintain security during the Group of Twenty (g-20) Summit.Ahead of the June 26-27 summit, Toronto Police ... Read more...

Posted in World |

England erupts as Defoe ensures last 16 slot (Lead)


June 23rd, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 23 (IANS) They waited patiently before television screens for the moment. Just as Jermain Defoe had waited since 2006 for his. It came in the 22nd minute and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Blatter strongly backs use of Vuvuzela secret horns


June 16th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 26 (ANI): FIFA president Sepp Blatter has strongly backed the use of vuvuzela secret horns, which have been criticized for the noise it creates.Thousands of people have complained about the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Tutu asks people to embrace African culture, stop criticising vuvuzela horns


June 16th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 16 (ANI): Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu has asked people to embrace African culture, and stop criticising noisy vuvuzela horns.Thousands of people have complained about the noise ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

BBC looking for ways to mute vuvuzelas


June 15th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) The droning noise of vuvuzelas during the World Cup football coverage has resulted in British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) receiving 545 complaints about the traditional horns. The corporation is ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Conical shape primarily responsible for Vuvuzela’annoying loudness: Expert


June 15th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): A British acoustic expert has opined that the conical shape of the popular Vuvuzela, which is making its presence felt at this year's FIFA World Cup in South ... Read more...

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Ronaldo joins chorus seeking to silence ear-shattering Vuvuzela trumpets


June 14th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Magaliesburg, Jun 14 (ANI): Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has joined the long list of football players and officials who have voiced their concern over the use of 'Vuvuzelas', which are creating an ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

S. Africa’s Vuvuzela horns may soon invade other sports in England


June 13th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 13 (ANI): The Vuvuzela instrument, which making waves at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, is likely to invade other sports in England such as cricket, tennis, motor racing ... Read more...

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