What We Need to Hear and Interesting Stuff About Sound

Everyday we have to deal with thousands of different sounds, every single area of our lives has some sort of beep or crack coming through our hearing canal. When you wake up, it’s usually because of a loud noise coming from your alarm, or police sirens going off outside, or even your fire alarm during testing days.  Natural noises are not that bad for us, but man made noises can be a real pain. The loudest man made noise is that of an atomic bomb, which is one step ahead of a volcanic eruption. The loudest sound was probably that of the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs.

The infographic below talks about sound barriers, noises, natural frequencies, and even devices that stop sound. It has a lot of information on the graph, but this is it’s downfall, you’ll have to click the image to enlarge it because of  small the letters are. I found it interesting that at 60% volume you can listen an ipod for about 8 hours safely, but at 100% volume, you can listen to it for about a minute before you risk damaging your hearing drums. Overall, fantastic graph… to small for the content.

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Noise what you need to hear
Via: FIXR.COM Contractors for Soundproofing

The Complete Timeline of Doctor Who from 1963 to Present

Oh the classic Dr. Who, this series has been going on and on and on since 1963. The show is not half bad, it’s actually very amusing and helps you pass the time. If you haven’t seen Dr. Who, then you’re not really missing out on “everything” but it’s definitely a show to watch. It’s basically a story of a doctor who travels in time inside of a phone booth. He goes to different years and helps people out, along the way he has to fight a couple of villains, which are these robot looking things called the Daleks, he usually travels with companions. I could sit here for days trying to get you caught up with the show from the very beginning.

The info-graphic at the bottom will help you make sense of the whole show so you don’t have to ask questions when you finally do get around to seeing it. If you’ve seen the show, then you need to check out this complete timeline of Doctor Who from 1963 to present, including episodes, seasons, companions, villains, and more. Scroll down to follow all the Doctor’s adventures through time. A Fantastic resource for any Doctor Who fan – and Please don’t be a Dalek! share this timeline with all your Whovian Pals!

Doctor Who Timeline Infographic

What Channels Influence the Social Consumer?

Most consumers now days rely on the web when they’re in the market to find something new, but where exactly are they looking?

According to this great graphic by M Booth and Beyond, it really depends on what they’re looking to buy. In other words, the products dictate which web sources consumers will choose to get their information from. If you take a closer look at the info-graphic below, you’ll get a better idea of where everyone is looking for new products, and trust me…some of the data will really surprise you.

For example:
– Out of the 12 popular products researched, Foursquare has the largest influence on cookware products.
– Similarly, Facebook has the biggest influence on baby products.
– 66% of consumers researching beauty products, click on an online ad.

Check out the full graphic below to learn more:

Study Shows Why You Were Friended or Unfriended

Have you ever wondered why some people add you and others remove you from their social networks? For the most part, people will add you because they know you in real life. But according to a recent study from NM Incite, 82% of Facebook users add people they know offline, 60% of people add other people when they notice they have several mutual friends – in hopes to get to know them better.

The remaining reasons include, superficial aspects like physical attractiveness, friend count, gender, race, age, and likes or dislikes. The infographic below goes over the different reason why people add you as friends.

But when it comes to unfriending people, there are a lot of different explanations. 50% of the people unfriend people because they make offensive comments, 41% are unfriended when they start to sell you products online, the other people are taken off because they “damage” reputation on your facebook. Like leaving you unprofessional comments on your wall or attacking your friends publicly – aka – embarrass you.

Most Men use Facebook to network and date, women use Facebook to connect with friends, get the “inside scoop” on deals and sales. Men tolerate abusive comments a bit better than women, it’s estimated that a Woman will unfriend a person almost instantly if they do not feel comfortable with the comments.

The Digital Promise [Infographic]

Though our lives have drastically changed from the lives of our parents and grandparents, the typical U.S. classroom has managed to look more or less the same. A primary reason for this is due to the fact that education has simply not been able to keep up with the advancements in technology. While opinions differ on why this is the case, one thing is for certain: educators, students and parents alike are realizing that a bright future in education is going to require an investment in technology. Not only can it alter the way students will learn and interact in the classroom, but technological skills are key for today’s students as they go on to find jobs and careers.

This is one trend that the White House has noticed as well. In fact, they launched a new program earlier this year called the “Digital Promise” with one simple goal in mind: to get technology into classrooms. Online Schools illustrated this graphic to stress why technology in education is so imperative and what the “Digital Promise” can bring to the future of education.

Digital Promise
Created by: Online Schools

What Will The Books Of Tomorrow Look Like?

This is a question that I as a student had for a long time, and is a question that I as a husband still have to this day. My wife pays over $1000 in books. The bad thing about this purchase is that at the end of the school year, the books are sold back to the school for not even 1/6 of the price. Last year she was able to sell her books and received less than $280 a huge loss for us. Most of the books that she had to sell back had already moved to the better more improved version of 1.01 and the following year they will move version 1.02 and so on. Not only is this bad economically, but it’s also bad for the environment! how many trees have to be destroyed each year to make these books? hundreds of thousands I’m sure. Several book companies have finally been “slapped in the face” ,figuratively speaking, by technology. What is the point of printing out all these books and loosing money, when they can set up one application for the iPad or Tablet that can sell you the books directly? They need less workers, they lose less money, and they save more trees! Best of all, they can sell the books fairly cheap for everyone to be able to afford them.

The infographic below actually talks about the book problem. And it talks about fixing this problem by making everything electronic. South Korea is expected to have only electronic books by 2015. This will be great for everyone there, but when are we going to catch up? and how much will it cost us?

Textbooks of Tomorrow

Facts from Around the World: Real Statistics?

This is a pretty cool infographic. For the most part, people have different ways of looking at the world. When we don’t know anything about a country, we believe just about anything we hear. Now, add a couple of images, some graphs, and percentages and we’ll believe just about anything we see.

The infographic below is an awesome example of this human belief. A theory that claims that Americans are so Culturally Isolated that we believe we’re the best at just about anything, and that everyone else must be living in below standard levels. Those “levels” are only based on comparisons from our own lives, if we live a fairly good life, then we believe only the statics of people living worse than us. If we hear statistics about people living better than us, then we don’t believe the statistics because … were in America! and that’s just not possible.

Make sure that you read every single fact from around the world before you start making your judgements. I find that you’ll enjoy the images and facts.