Scientists map loudest, quietest places in the US

February 17, 2015 2:39 PM

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Scientists map loudest, quietest places in the US

A passenger rolls past a map of the United States of America on the way to the security lines at Denver International Airport. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Scientists have put 1.5 million hours of acoustical monitoring to an interesting use: They paired them with data on overhead air traffic and average summer precipitation and turned a computer program loose on the info.

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