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  White Noise
Electronically synthesized white noise can be filtered so as to produce combinations of frequencies not obtainable on traditional musical instruments; or the white noise itself may be used as an element of music.
White noise is aperiodic sound (that is, its wave pattern is not uniform).
In the audible spectrum, white noise is a hiss or a roar, such as that produced when a television set is tuned to a channel over which no station is broadcasting.
faculty.tamu-commerce.edu /droyal/white_noise.htm   (297 words)

 White Noise
White Noise is widely used in office environments to reduce the cross talk, or interference, caused from conversations in adjacent cubicles.
White Noise is conducive to relaxation, as white noise inherently sounds like nature, the wind, the sea, etc. It is often used as a sleep aid.
White Noise is random equally over the 20 - 20khz spectrum and has a 'smooth' color, as opposed to the cracking and popping associated with radio noise.
www.rainfall.com /cdroms/cat2.htm   (660 words)

 White Noise (2005)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Admittedly, White Noise isn't one of the best of all time in the genre, but that's OK. It didn't convince me to run home, record a static TV channel for hours, and then play it back to see if Uncle Jack was sending me a message from the great beyond.
White Noise has a viewpoint on that subject, and you can't expect everything to be cute and cuddly.
THE GIST White Noise is an interesting take on the ghost story, using the subject of EVP as its backdrop.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0375210   (1289 words)

 Sound Masking Information Help Sleeping Sounds
White noise is a sound containing a blend of all the audible frequencies distributed equally over the range of the frequency band.
White noise is analogous to white light which contains all the colors of the rainbow together.
HoMedics produces White Sound machines that, though they do have looping, it is hard to detect and they are less expensive than Marpac and represent a good value.
www.naturestapestry.com /whitenoise.html   (603 words)

 T A P S - The Atlantic Paranormal Society.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
White noise is a signal (or process) with a flat frequency spectrum.
Noise having a continuous distribution, such as a normal distribution, can of course be white.
Gaussian white noise is a good approximation of many real-world situations and generates mathematically tractable models.
www.the-atlantic-paranormal-society.com /techjournal/whitenoise.htm   (1171 words)

 Noise, CDFS-190-98
Noise is an inescapable part of everyday life - the television, a plane flying overhead, a faulty muffler on the passing car, dogs barking, children laughing.
Noise pollution is an increasing problem in developing countries with the noises associated with road traffic being the major contributor.
When noise sources are diffused, isolating people with dividers may offer some relief if they are at least 5 feet high and are placed as close to the floor as possible.
ohioline.osu.edu /cd-fact/0190.html   (1892 words)

 White Gaussian Noise
The optimal detection paradigm for the additive, white Gaussian noise problem has a relatively simple solution: construct FIR filters whose unit-sample responses are related to the presumed signals and compare the filtered outputs with a threshold.
Interestingly, the weakest assumption is the "whiteness" of the noise.
White noise in continuous time has infinite variance and cannot be sampled; discrete-time white noise has a finite variance with a constant power spectrum.
cnx.org /content/m11281/latest   (1882 words)

 White Noise: Interesting Thing of the Day
By analogy, “white” noise is composed of sounds of every frequency within the range of human hearing—roughly 20 to 20,000Hz (cycles per second)—with each part of the frequency spectrum equal in amplitude (volume).
If “white” noise includes sound at every frequency, you might imagine it would be possible to create other “colors” of noise by emphasizing certain ranges of frequencies over others.
Whereas white noise has equal energy at every frequency, pink noise has equal energy within each octave—in other words, the amplitude at higher frequencies is reduced to make it sound more balanced to the human ear.
itotd.com /articles/339/white-noise   (934 words)

 White Noise Games
White Noise Games was founded in the summer of 2003 by three industry veterans with a shared commitment to developing high quality entertainment software.
At White Noise Games we strive to develop games based on solid design philosophy by blending time-tested game play mechanics with the technological advantages that modern day consoles afford us.
White Noise Games is an equal opportunity workplace where all employees are considered valuable assets.
www.whitenoisegames.com   (150 words)

 Howstuffworks "What is white noise?"
White noise is a type of noise that is produced by combining sounds of all different frequencies together.
The adjective "white" is used to describe this type of noise because of the way white light works.
White light is light that is made up of all of the different colors (frequencies) of light combined together (a prism or a rainbow separates white light back into its component colors).
www.howstuffworks.com /question47.htm   (333 words)

 Jayne Anne Phillips - DeLillo Review
"White Noise," his eighth novel, is the story of a college professor and his famiy whose small Midwestern town is evacuated after an industrial accident.
White noise includes the ever-present sound of expressway traffic, "a remote and steady murmur around our sleep, as of dead souls babbling at the edge of a dream." Television is "the primal force in the American home, sealed-off, self-contained, self-referring.
Americans in "White Noise" do well to study their supermarkets closely, since death is edging nearer, anonymous, technical, ironically group-oriented.
www.jayneannephillips.com /esdelillo.htm   (1914 words)

 The WHITE NOISE ALBUM only $3.99!
The white noise generated by the machine was similar to that of a household vacuum cleaner and seems to soothe children by masking other external noises that might arouse them, say the researchers.
White light is light that is made up of all of the different colors (frequencies) of light combined together.
Pink noise is identical to white noise except the higher frequencies have been turned down.
www.thewhitenoisealbum.com   (1244 words)

 Distraction: Download of the Day: Noise - Lifehacker
Noise plays a continuous, static/waterfall "pink noise" that does a surprisingly effective job of killing annoying co-worker, roommate and downstairs neighbor sounds.
My alarm clock plays white noise, and it's the only way my sound-sensitive bed partner can go to sleep; it really does work.
I use that noise generator jonaric posted, but once it generates a file, I open audacity and cut out the 12 secnds of white noise, then duplicate it until it's a minute long.
www.lifehacker.com /software/top/download-of-the-day--noise-157126.php   (891 words)

 On The Media- White Noise
White women are disappearing in Aruba, from their jobs as Washington interns and even right before their own weddings.
With this merger, we will increase the breadth and depth of our missing white women coverage, and so we meet our sacred obligation to keep the electorate informed and aware about where the white women are at.
Most of the network's time will be devoted to covering current missing white women, but there will also be talk shows where groups of white men get together to discuss the significance of past missing white women, imperiled white women and white women in persistent vegetative states.
www.onthemedia.org /transcripts/transcripts_062405_whitenoise.html   (491 words)

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Because of its sound masking properties, white noise is ideal both as a concentration aid and a relaxation aid, and is useful in a huge range of...
If you are listening to these white noise clips through laptop speakers, keep in mind that the sound you are hearing may not be pure white noise.
whitenoisecd.com   (192 words)

 The Relevance of White Noise
White noise is also used to describe the incessant babble of radio, traffic, running rivers and brand placement.
Doubtless Dellilo perceives the significance of white noise increase.
The white noise is more then a background to them (to us?) it is a viscous pool in which they find themselves buoyant.
www.1w.net /nyu/wnoise.html   (2576 words)

 Amazon.com: White Noise (Contemporary American Fiction): Books: Don DeLillo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In some sense, *White Noise* is a kind of "horror novel," if we mean by "horror novel" a text in which death in its "supernatural" aspect is the major antagonist the characters must overcome.
The central episode of *White Noise* is "an airborne toxic event" that hovers ominously over the town of Blacksmith and forces the evacuation of its inhabitants.
*White Noise,* inasmuch as the term `postmodern' means anything, is a very accessible book that trafficks as much in the pulp and lowbrow elements of our popular culture as it does in theory and intellectual speculation.
www.amazon.com /White-Noise-Contemporary-American-Fiction/dp/0140077022   (2984 words)

 arts@MIT Press Release 4/14/2005: "White Noise White Light" at MIT May 2-8
The installation of "White Noise/White Light" at MIT was funded in part by the Council for the Arts at MIT.
The volume of white noise and the intensity of white light are controlled by a custom microprocessor designed by electronics engineer Matthew Reynolds (MIT SB '98, M.Eng '99, PhD '03).
The white noise made for the project is based on a physical phenomenon called Johnson noise, where noise arises from the thermal motions of electrons in a resistor carrying current in an electronic circuit.
web.mit.edu /arts/announcements/prs/2005/0414_wnwl.html   (803 words)

 Natural Sound & White Noise Machine for Adult and Baby Sleep Problems - SleepWellBaby.com
White noise machines and other electronic products such as natural sound machines are recommended by doctors for their patients with baby sleep problems, by mothers for their children, by professional people for their offices, and by restless sleepers.
Several models of white noise machines and white noise generators are available such as the new Marpac Marsona DS-600A featuring white noise sound and the new Marsona 1288A.
In addition to white noise machines and sound conditioners, we also offer Fountain Misters - for sleep and relaxation - which are perfect for the home and office.
www.sleepwellbaby.com   (626 words)

 White_Noise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The term is used analogously to the term 'white light' in optics which denotes the simultaneous presence of colours of all frequencies.
ed white noise are sometimes referred to as coloured noise, but the analogy to colour has not been applied systematically to sound.
Third-octave spectrum of a white noise generator showing the characteristic increase of energy with frequency.
www.sfu.ca /sonic-studio/handbook/White_Noise.html   (171 words)

 White Noise
Your baby was surrounded by constant comforting white noise before he or she was born.
The "Super-Soother" white noise CD is an extraordinary mix of womb sounds and a newly designed pulsation that babies love (even though it sounds a little odd to the ears of an adult).
White Noise CDs - Another part of Dr. Karp's Method is the Shhhhing noise.
www.babyslumber.com /whitenoise.html   (744 words)

 White noise cd, tape, white noise music, free white noise samples
Whether you purchase one or all of these ear-pleasing white noise albums, you'll enjoy their calming and sound masking benefits, the ability to control the sound volume and a full 100% satisfaction guarantee.
By blending in just the right touch of our Pure White Noise®, this sound combination is ideal for people who need to mask annoying background sounds, such as traffic sounds and noisy neighbors, to help them sleep.
If you find white noise machines or white noise generator sounds too harsh, then this CD may be the perfect solution.
www.purewhitenoise.com /whitenoisecd.html   (3956 words)

 White Noise (2005): Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Beneath its regrettably banal surface, White Noise raises the creepy question of whether intimidating, even malign forces may be lurking in those fancy gadgets that fill our living rooms and offices.
White Noise vigorously pushes the supernatural line throughout, but unfortunately its final movement is so incoherent that the whole thing collapses.
White Noise is the celluloid equivalent of a bad cell phone connection.
www.metacritic.com /video/titles/whitenoise   (1235 words)

 DSP Generation of Pink Noise
The "white" refers to the even distribution of wavelengths in white light, with a particular meaning in the audio or DSP sense: that the power of the noise is distributed evenly over all frequencies, between 0 and some maximum frequency which is typically half the sampling rate.
White noise has the same distribution of power for all frequencies, so there is the same amount of power between 0 and 500 Hz, 500 and 1,000 Hz or 20,000 and 20,500 Hz.
The most obvious use of pink noise is as an audio signal, to be used directly, to be filtered or to be used to modulate something.
www.firstpr.com.au /dsp/pink-noise   (5641 words)

 1/f Noise
There are many ways to characterise different noise sources, one is to consider the spectral density, that is, the mean square fluctuation at any particular frequency and how that varies with frequency.
When beta is 0 the noise is referred to white noise, when it is 2 it is referred to as Brownian noise, and when it is 1 it normally referred to simply as 1/f noise which occurs very often in processes found in nature.
A straightforward C program is given here that generates a noise series with a particular beta value.
local.wasp.uwa.edu.au /~pbourke/fractals/noise   (391 words)

 White Noise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
White noise is noise that is produced by combining sounds of all different frequencies together.
White light is the result of all light frequencies combined together.
White noise is the result of all combined sound frequencies your ear can hear.
www.middletownca.com /WHITE-NOISE.htm   (351 words)

 White Noise Machine - Helps Diminish Surrounding Noises
Noise S.T.O.P. Soundscreen™ White Noise Machine helps eliminate or greatly reduce the effects of unwanted distracting noise by creating the sound of white noise.
White nose is analogous to white light which contains all the colors of the rainbow together.
Noise S.T.O.P. Soundscreen™ White Noise Machine has a very sleek durable plastic housing suitable for travel or use in home or office.
www.acousticalsurfaces.com /white_noise/white_noise.htm   (232 words)

 Amazon.com: White Noise Critical: Text and Criticism (Viking Critical Library): Books: Don DeLillo,Mark Osteen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Winner of the National Book Award in 1985, White Noise is the story of Jack and Babette and their children from their six or so various marriages.
White Noise is considered a postmodern classic and its unfolding of themes of consumerism, family and divorce, and technology as a deadly threat have attracted the attention of literary scholars since its publication.
In "White Noise" DeLillo proves himself to be the Balzac of the contemporary era, particularly that of america suburbia.
www.amazon.com /White-Noise-Critical-Criticism-Library/dp/0140274987   (1791 words)

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