The level of noise nuisance can be indicated with a decibel system. But sound is experienced in a more subjective way as well, where sounds are considered a nuisance, or as pleasant or safe. Psychological factors and cultural differences play a role too: noise to one is a pleasant sound to another, perhaps due to having grown up somewhere with a lot of street noise. Tjeerd Andringa feels that this second way of assessing noise nuisance should receive more attention.
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Last week, Ben Feringa and Anouk Lubbe presented the first copy of their book Alledaagse Moleculen (Everyday Molecules) to minister Robbert Dijkgraaf. The richly illustrated book offers an accessible overview of 180 substances in our daily lives....
Dr Annette Scheepstra of the UG Arctic Centre, part of the Faculty of Arts, is about to conduct research into tourism in Antarctica and how tourists can become Antarctic ambassadors. She has been granted €1 million in funding by the Dutch Research...
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) has appointed Professor Maria Loi and Professor Dirk Slotboom from the Faculty of Science and Engineering as members of the Academy.
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