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  1. Having a humming problem in my house. Read article by Kevin “Home Low-Freaquency Hum-House is Literally Humming”. I have the same issue. I have checked the water, electric, pest control, plumber, power company, construction people, burglery alarm system, telephone company and the list goes on and on and they can’t solve the problem. Now I’m ready to go to a noise specialist and a sound engineer.what do you think I should do?

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  3. Hello my name is Dakarai, I am 18 and I have a question about suggested inventions . So I have recently drawn up some sketches of any idea that would probably help NASA ‘s future missions and would like to know how would I be able to show them , therefore exposing them to the idea . With senior qualified engineers and scientists , they can possibly even make it more advanced. So a little feed back would be very helpful thanks.

  4. plz…..any boody help me,,,,
    i want course about (link calculation and parameters between aircraft and satellite station) & (link calculation and parameters between satellite station and earth station)
    plz (ASAP)
    note: i need these information to complete my project,,,{GSM on board aircraft}

  5. We have been very disappointed with the performance of the Tassimo. Even more disappointed when you call their service line. The coffee selection is good, my favorite is the cappuccino. We have had this unit for a year, it has been one problem after another. Sure it is covered by a warranty, but there is a 4 week turn around for this service. Tassimo refused to take this machine back for a replacement. The lights blink constantly and of course there is no coffee. And yes, I have been through all of the check points etc. on this machine. Even more of a challenge is trying to place a stop on the coffee subscription from Tassimo. They just keep on sending product, there is little follow thru. There is little concern about customer service and when you spend an average of $40.00 per month on coffee pods, well quite frankly there is always another vendor. I spent many weeks trying to resolve the problem with the machine and then just trying to put an end to the coffee supply subscription for a machine that did not work. Tassimo should have just sent me a new machine without difficulty and I would probably still be a loyal customer.

  6. Oh fun! Our big day is June 26, 2010 in the heart of Boston. The hotel roof top where we’re hosting both the ceremony and the reception overlooks the Boston Public Garden and the Common, so we’re aiming for a garden feel for the roof top. Lots of greens (plants and flowers), some strung lights, and candles will help the guests feel as though they are outside in the garden while being 17 stories above the city. We are envisioning a ceremony with friends and family standing around us. Things we won’t have: a bridal party, a cake, or color themes driving every element (at this point). This classy contemporary wedding will be full of lots of love.

  7. RE: Home Low-Frequency Hum

    (Please note, I apologize in advance for the length of this or if I offend anyone with my wild theories).

    I live in Eastern Kansas and first noticed a “noise” March or April 2011. I went through the electricity shutdown, checked for wind whistling on the weather vane and lighting rods, loose boards, etc. When I went outside the noise subsided, but it was just as plain in my barn. However, I could not hear the sound in my Dad’s house or barn. When asked about it, his reply was (and imagine this in Hank Hill’s voice), “I don’t hear a damn thing”.

    I figured I was going deaf, crazy, or worse. Everybody said tinnitis (too much Iron Maiden, AC/DC, gun shots, and loud cars in my youth, I guess). The only problem with that is it sounds different than the normal ringing I hear. I figure that’s the real tinnitis – don’t they sell a cream to get rid of that at the drugstore?

    Anyhow, so I did some late nite prowling on Easter Sunday of all times and pinpointed it to a clanging oil well 2 miles down the road. The back story is that while there were a few of these little mini-wells scattered out here for years, in the past few months they started popping up like empty beer bottles outside a NASCAR race. So, thrilled as I was with my find, I phoned the numbers listed on the wells until some dude from the oil company rang me back; none too thrilled either. They finally got someone out here to “fix” it 1 1/2 weeks later. The sound went away. Or so I thought.

    I say that because for the past few weeks I have been hearing it again. I’m thinking the sound never really went away, it just got lost in background noise. So after April, summer started to show up and so my AC kicked in (Kansas is hot and humid). Now, we have had our usual 3-6 weeks of Autum and so no background noise is there to drown it out.

    There are nights it doesn’t sound. I usually subsides in the daytime. Especially the afternoon. Louder at times than others.

    !!!A possible suggestion for others: I have found that bringing a cat into the bed will cancel out the drone with their purring; long enough for you to fall asleep. Depending on your level of insomnia, you may need to restart the purrs a few times, a simple head scruff usually works.

    Now for some observations and possible outlandish theories. So it seems a common theme is oil, gas, water pipelines, or the like. Another is that middle-aged people hear it, but not usually young (It may sound counter-intuitive, but I think that’s because young people have BETTER hearing and thus hear more things that drown it out).

    Also, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that only those people with a keen sense of observation will hear it. Those who are oblivious to anything other than the latest news on Snookie (that is the chubby drunk chick on Jersey Shore, right?) will miss it. Also, if you’ve lost hearing in this lower pitch you won’t hear it either (not to state the obvious).

    Lastly, and I know I will sound like a crank, but I think this is a recent phenominom (sic). I asked my Grandfather, who is 97, and he has never heard anyone ever talk of such a thing. BTW, he is aware of Jersey Shore and can recall the events from the turn of the last century just fine.

    What I’m unclear of is what is the underlying cause, why now? and what does it mean? Is this something to do with a recent surge for more fuel? Maybe the geological strata is being affected somehow. Can this account for a rise in quakes? Have we finally pissed God off enough that we’re about to get spanked?

    I’m not someone who is prone to conspiracy theories, but there doesn’t seem to have been a more weird time in history. Maybe Judeo-Christian prophesies are being fulfilled, maybe not. But you also have Mayan and Hopi Indian propesies to contend with. Some Christians are pointing to the economy, terrorism, and the Palestinian statehood question as signs. Match that with 2012 and it’s at least interesting internet insomnia research during bouts of House Hums. And, at 4AM it all ties (or slurs) together nicely.

    Well, g’nite folks. I appreciated the opportunity to hear others’ tales and wish everyone the best. Good luck, God Bless, and seriously, try the cat thing.

  8. I’ll be the acoustics instructors of the ATI course “Applied Physical Oceanography and Acoustics” to be held on May 18-20 at Beltsville, MD. I’ll be focusing on sharing resources to allow the students to continue learning after the course is over. These resources include key books, research papers, and even Internet resources. For example, the students will be able to access educational Java applets to visualize waves and key acoustic phenomena:

    http://www.falstad.com/mathphysics.html

    Other web-based resources include acoustic demonstration podcasts and iPod apps to conduct acoustic measurements. The student will also be armed with Internet resources for up-to-date information on sonar systems, undersea sound propagation models, and environmental databases. The student will leave with a clear understanding of how the ocean influences undersea sound propagation and scattering.

  9. I’d just like to submit a Question on the recent lunar lander – it’s something thats been bothering me since i read the artical on it. Surely according to Newton’s laws the force exerted by the compressed air – especially on the moon – would require an opposite force acting upon it, as Newton second(?) law states that With every action there is an Equal or opposite reaction, obviously – the friction force. But that aside, how does NASA propose to keep the Lunar Lander, steady on the moon, with lack of gravity, the force exerted by the compressed air jets should push the Lander off the moon. Obviously they’ve got an answer to this; I am only 17, just a teenager with thoughts on NASA’s newest ideas, But if anyone could answer my question i would be severly greatful.

    1. Dear Charming 17-Year Old:

      I would like to make you “severely grateful”! So here are my answers to your questions . . .

      Newton’s Third Law deals with action-reaction . . . and the moon does exert a tug of gravity on nearby objects such as the big, heavy astronauts walking on its surface. The moon’s gravity at the surface is 1/6th as strong as the gravity now pulling on your body here on Earth.

      Moon landers don’t use compressed air jets, they use liquid rocket engines with separate tanks containing fuel and oxidizer, which are mixed and burned to create thrust. Rocket engines push objects off the moon only if they are powerful enough and keep pushing long enough for the capsule to reach lunar escape velocity which is about 5,300 miles per hour near the moon’s surface.

      I’m so glad you share my interest in space. Keep reading and studying. And never stop questioning!

      Tom Logsdon

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