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Swiss Engineers Bring Acoustic Solution to Noise Pollution

August 29, 2013
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Swiss-based acoustic engineers are developing a sound tracking system they say will help regulators control traffic flow and reduce road noise. The World Health Organization says road noise is a major contributor to poor health in Europe but by monitoring traffic flow, the engineers think they can help. Tara Cleary reports.

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