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sounds like a ferrari

Sounds like a Ferrari

Ferraris are distinguished by an unmatched combination of beauty, power and responsiveness – and a unique sound that is as carefully tuned as a piece of music.

Taking the sting out of vibration

Taking the sting out of vibration

Human vibration can be a nasty thing. Too much exposure to certain frequencies can lead to hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) or even whole-body vibration syndrome – both of which damages nerves.

Cutting-edge blade maintenance

Cutting-edge blade maintenance

Since September 2011, an exciting EUDP project has been underway to develop a practical way to detect, localize and predict damage to wind turbine blades. The associated cost of maintaining and repairing blades is a very real issue for wind farm operators and so far no remote...

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The father of dolby technology

The father of Dolby technology

A pioneer who revolutionized the recording industry.

Jet engine know-how helps voice studies take off

Jet engine know-how helps voice...

Taking principles used to analyze jet engines, researchers are studying the mechanisms that generate the human voice. With precise sound mapping, they seek to understand the...

In pursuit of the Windsor Hum – Revisited

In pursuit of the Windsor Hum...

A mysterious noise has long plagued the residents of the City of Windsor in Canada. Since the Canadian government engaged the University of Windsor to investigate its origins...

Trial by combat

Trial by combat

Military equipment failing in battle or aircraft components breaking under pressure are nightmare scenarios that require punishing test regimes. And as quality standards intensify, test houses are guaranteeing more hardware is ready to survive.

Cloud computing brings test data down to earth

Cloud computing brings test data down to earth

From helicopters to medical screening CT machines, air-conditioning units and cars, manufacturers depend on accurate sound and vibration measurements to assess quality and confirm correct operation. These measurements need to be accurate, repeatable and easy to obtain...

From atomic physics to aeroacoustic consulting

From atomic physics to aeroacoustic...

Paul Murray is at the peak of a career that has taken him throughout the western hemisphere: from wind tunnel testing...

Using hand-held arrays for automotive NVH measurements

Using hand-held arrays for...

Microphone arrays help engineers develop sound quality on vehicles, giving fast and effective noise source identification. Now, advanced new techniques improve the insights...

Aiming for absolute precision

Aiming for absolute precision

It is a philosophical realisation that no perfect measurement can be made. While we might trust instruments completely, they rely on mechanical and electrical mechanisms that are...

Award-winning construction noise management

Award-winning construction noise management

Cited as Europe’s largest civil engineering project and jointly sponsored by the Department for Transport and Transport for London, Crossrail will provide a new railway linking Heathrow Airport, the West End, the City of London and Canary Wharf.

In search of the world's quietest car

In search of the world's quietest car

Engine, car body, tyres, chassis – every part of a car produces noise of some sort. German magazine AUTO BILD decided to thoroughly test and evaluate the resulting impact of the total noise of 14 different cars.

Let's make some noise

Fifteen kilometres west of Copenhagen lies the suburb of Albertslund, aka A-town. Its concrete mix of houses, shops and apartment blocks reveals its ‘60s origins, but the...

Inside headphones

Inside headphones

With a wide variety of headphones to choose from, many users are looking for guidance to help them select the right headphones for their application.

Reigniting guitar evolution

Reigniting guitar evolution

In Spain, an aura of mysticism surrounds the construction of guitars, with the best concert-level instruments commanding enormous respect.

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