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Sharing Economy Accelerator Begins in Barcelona | Sustainable Cities Collective

Sharing Economy Accelerator Begins in Barcelona | Sustainable Cities Collective | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it

Barcelona has a long history of supporting local and regional entrepreneurs as they get their start in the city.

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What would London's tube map sound like? One composer decided to find out - CityMetric

What would London's tube map sound like? One composer decided to find out - CityMetric | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
I'm not saying CityMetric is obsessed with tube maps.
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Noise: an invisible threat that harms wildlife, degrades habitats - Mongabay.com

Noise: an invisible threat that harms wildlife, degrades habitats - Mongabay.com | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
Road noise is an insidious threat: hard to measure, and easy for humans to ignore, unlike other more obvious forms of pollution, researchers say. Only a few areas remain that are truly silent.
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New noise map to help householders - ITV News

New noise map to help householders - ITV News | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
A new noise map of the region is being revealed tonight.

Householders will be able to get details of proposed developments that could bring new disturbance to the area.
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This guy is mapping how instruments radiate sound - TechRadar

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This guy is mapping how instruments radiate sound
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It's been known for centuries that a musical instrument sounds different depending on the direction that you're listening to it from.
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Urban Noise Monitoring and the Internet of Things

Urban sensor networks offer a window into the daily activities taking place in cities, and allow city planners to make more informed decisions based on the data ...
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Paysages sonores industriels de l’Europe

Paysages sonores industriels de l’Europe | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
Lors d’un récent billet sur Les Carnets de la Phonothèque, Véronique Ginouvès, nous a fait un clin d’oeil en nous lançant sur la piste d’une éventuellement contribution au portail européen de sons liés au travail, Work with sounds.
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Livre : Silences et bruits du Moyen Âge à nos jours. Perceptions, identités sonores et patrimonialisation

Livre : Silences et bruits du Moyen Âge à nos jours. Perceptions, identités sonores et patrimonialisation | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
Ce matin un petit message de Mohsen pour nous annoncer la parution de cet ouvrage collectif, actes d’un colloque colloque international, De la rue au musée.
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Ausculter l’environnement

Ausculter l’environnement | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
NB: Ce billet est le premier d’une série à venir, intitulée Enquêtes dans la vallée du Vénéon : sons et rapports à l’environnement, autour de cette thématique générale d’auscultation de l’environnement, et plus précisément autour des enquêtes...
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The Loudest and Quietest Places in the US, Mapped - Gizmodo

The Loudest and Quietest Places in the US, Mapped - Gizmodo | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
If you need some downtime, you could do worse than heading toward the darkest blue regions on this map. The image shows how the loudness of sound varies across the country, based on 1.5 million hours of acoustical monitoring.
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According To This Map, We Are The Loudest Americans In History - io9

According To This Map, We Are The Loudest Americans In History - io9 | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
And tomorrow's Americans will be louder, still.
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Comprehensive new map shows noisiest places in the U.S. - Science Recorder

Comprehensive new map shows noisiest places in the U.S. - Science Recorder | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
Comprehensive new map shows noisiest places in the U.S.
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Soundspaces : Espaces, expériences et politiques du sonore

Soundspaces : Espaces, expériences et politiques du sonore | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
Cet ouvrage fait suite à l’école thématique CNRS “Soundspace : espaces, expériences et politiques du sonore” qui s’est tenue à Roskoff du 4 au 8 juillet 2011.
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'A great silence is spreading over the natural world'

'A great silence is spreading over the natural world' | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it

Bernie Krause has spent 40 years recording nature's sounds. But such is the rate of species and habitat loss that his tapes may become our only record of the original diversity of life

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The Noisiest Neighbourhoods In New York, Seattle, And San Francisco - Gizmodo Australia

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Car alarms, jackhammers, barking dogs, drunken brawls outside your window — ah, the sounds of the city.
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How Sound Shaped The Evolution Of Your Brain - NPR

How Sound Shaped The Evolution Of Your Brain - NPR | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
Sound gets into our brains and processed so quickly that it shapes all other perceptions, says neuroscientist Seth Horowitz. "You hear anywhere from 20 to 100 times faster than you see."
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The acoustic summary as a tool for representing urban sound environments

The acoustic summary as a tool for representing urban sound environments. Damiano Oldonia, , Bert De Coensela, , , Annelies Bockstaela, , Michiel Boesa, , Bernard De Baetsb, , Dick Botteldoorena. Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 144, December 2015, Pages 34–48.

 

Detecting and selecting sound events is emerging as an interesting technique for characterizing and representing the sound environment of a specific location. In this article we propose a computational model for automatically constructing a so-called acoustic summary, i.e. a comprehensive collection of sounds aiming to represent the specific sound environment at a given location. Such an acoustic summary could be used by architects, soundscape designers, and urban planners to explore – by listening – the sonic environment at a certain location as it is perceived by a human listener. The model is based on a self-organizing map, a type of neural network. It starts by extracting several psychoacoustic features from the sound. A specific, extensive and unsupervised training allows this map to be tuned to the typical sounds that are likely to be heard at the microphone location. The learning algorithm takes into account some basic aspects of human perception. For example, salient events tend to be better remembered than the ones that do not stand out, even if they occur less frequently. After the training, the self-organizing map is used to form an exhaustive acoustic summary by means of automatically recording specific sound events for the microphone location. In addition to describing the proposed tool, this paper also presents a validation test with local residents in order to show the ability of the model to pick up sounds which bring out the distinctiveness and the specificity of the soundscape as a local resident would do.


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Les sons de l’hôpital

Les sons de l’hôpital | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
Crédits photo : even then. par kevinpaulmorris | Flickr Licence CC-BY-NC   A l’occasion de ses recherches pour le laboratoire, la sociologue Martine Leroux s’est intéressée à plusieurs reprises au monde de l’hôpital et...
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Promenez vos oreilles dans le Paris du XVIIIe siècle !

Promenez vos oreilles dans le Paris du XVIIIe siècle ! | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
On ne peut pas encore voyager dans le temps. Mais nos oreilles, si ! C'est la mission des archéologues du son du département de Musique et musicologie de l'université Lyon-2.
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Mufflers: 10 Artistic Acoustic Highway Noise Barriers

Mufflers: 10 Artistic Acoustic Highway Noise Barriers | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
[ By Steve in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ]


These artistic acoustic highway noise barriers combine form with function, neatly blocking the sound of road traffic while looking darned good in the process.
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Ontario airport noise level map to shrink - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Ontario airport noise level map to shrink - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
ONTARIO >> New standards for aircraft and a decrease in activity at L.A./Ontario International Airport will result in 800 surrounding homes losing funding eligibility for sound insulation assistance
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National Park Service Maps Noise Pollution While Studying Effects On Visitors ... - International Business Times

National Park Service Maps Noise Pollution While Studying Effects On Visitors ... - International Business Times | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
Excessive noise impacts both wildlife and visitors -- now, the National Park Service can see it more clearly than ever.
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Where Is The Sound Of Silence Heard The Most In The US? New Map Shows ... - Tech Times

Where Is The Sound Of Silence Heard The Most In The US? New Map Shows ... - Tech Times | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
A new map shows sound levels around the United States. What could this mean for the protection of wildlife?
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How Noise Pollution Is Affecting Us and Wildlife - Care2.com

How Noise Pollution Is Affecting Us and Wildlife - Care2.com | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
We've heard a lot recently about how noise pollution is affecting marine life underwater, but now scientists have mapped out noise levels on land.
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Park Service's 'noise map' shows Dallas-Fort Worth among nation's loudest places - Dallas Morning News (blog)

Park Service's 'noise map' shows Dallas-Fort Worth among nation's loudest places - Dallas Morning News (blog) | Environmental sounds | Scoop.it
"Dallas and Ft Worth are literally screaming at the rest of the country." That's a comment posted this morning beneath this CBS News story about a national noise study being…
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