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Acoustics

Three hurt in flat owners' noise protest

At least three people were injured when more than 200 owners of homes in a residential complex clashed with about 100 riot police and security guards in Guangzhou yesterday.

Thursday, 14 June, 2012, 12:00am

Historic summit turns up volume

The Acoustics 2012 Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition is an historic joint meeting, bringing together heavyweights from the influential Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the Acoustical Society of China (ASC) and other leading associations for the first time.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Now the invisible man can take the heat

The science of invisibility has now thrown its cloak over heat - hiding it in a way that objects close to scorching temperatures remain cool to the touch.

It's another step towards making things invisible in reality - with one Hong Kong physicist leading the quest to, magician-like, make whole objects disappear.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sound advice for acceptable living

There is no better way to appreciate the clamour that is Hong Kong than returning from a holiday. The screeching of bus and truck brakes grate, the blare of angry taxi horns irritate, piledrivers and jackhammers send shudders down the spine and the drilling from renovations next door or upstairs - or in all likelihood, in unison - sparks annoyance.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Playtime cut for pupils in noise dispute

Children at a Lantau school hit with a noise-abatement order that has just been upheld by the High Court will have their playtime shortened by 15 minutes.

According to a notice posted on the gates of Lantau International School (LIS) when children left at 3pm yesterday they will be able to play for only 30 instead of 45 minutes.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

One-third blame noise for keeping them up

Hongkongers cannot relax with all that racket going on outside.

Traffic, construction and loud neighbours may be a fact of life in a bustling city like Hong Kong, but more than a third of residents say the cacophony has kept them from getting needed rest and relaxation.

25 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Runway means more noise, poll reveals

The severe noise pollution caused by aircraft flying throughout the night across north Lantau and the New Territories will get worse if a third runway is built, say concerned residents.

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Noise worries lead to rooms with no view

Rooms with a view or rooms without noise?

That was the choice faced by the developers of a luxury estate overlooking Tolo Harbour.

Government officials say noise barriers will be erected again years after they removed them from the nearby highway because people complained they were ugly.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Finding sound solutions

Hong Kong is home to some wonderful feats of construction, but while the architecture is often marvelled at and the structural engineering applauded, few notice the work of the acoustic engineers.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Test case

Sound labs help acoustic engineers to present noise impacts and solutions to their clients

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Makeovers for noisy flyovers

Researchers to test quieter road joints to reduce din in flats

Researchers aiming to reduce noise generated by traffic passing over worn-out road joints will conduct tests on several flyovers over the next year.

22 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Why you're getting an earful at home

Those hard-edged interiors with sleek, minimal rooms, timber floors and high ceilings might be easy on the eye - but not on the ear. An open-plan kitchen and living area full of harsh surfaces have the acoustic performance of a conversation-killing restaurant in which chairs scrape the floor and cutlery clangs on dinner plates.

22 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Public housing noise complaints hit 2,400

An average of 6,000 complaints of nuisances caused by public housing tenants are received each year - and last year 2,400 were related to noise.

This was disclosed by the housing chief yesterday in response to a legislator's question.

21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Is renovation work really more important than a peaceful life?

Behind the superficial regrets expressed by Miranda Szeto of Swire Properties in 'Sorry for the noise' (March 24), her response to Amy Lau's complaint over renovation noise, the message seems clear: We're not going to do anything about it and we don't care.

30 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

16-year battle in vain to get noise barriers

A senior district councillor has fought a 16-year battle with the government to have noise barriers installed on the West Kowloon Corridor.

27 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

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