Scientific Studies of Noise


    THE subject of noise control is being actively studied scientifically at the U.S. Bureau of Standards, the Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin, and at the National Physical Laboratory in Great Britain, while a number of firms have developed noise-measuring apparatus, means for reducing noise-levels, and materials and methods for isolating vibration. Literature tells us that the noise problem is by no means new, but in addition to the old sources of noise, civilisation brings in new sources; there is evidence of a growing noise-consciousness in the Summary of an address delivered by Dr. G. W. C. Kaye, superintendent of the Physics Department, National Physical Laboratory, before the Science and Noise Section of the Conference of the Anti-Noise League held at Oxford on July 14.

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    Scientific Studies of Noise. Nature 134, 149–150 (1934).

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