UK school uses domes to silence airport noise

Associated Press
UK school uses domes to silence airport noise

School pupils aged 6 and 7 are read a story as they sit in an amphitheater area outside "The Big Adobe", an adobe dome built in the playground to shield the children from the noise of aircraft landing at nearby Heathrow Airport, at Hounslow Heath Infant and Nursery School in the Hounslow area of London, Thursday, April 25, 2013. The buildings, which were originally designed for earthquake and emergency zones in Asia and Africa, are constructed from coiled bags of earth with white plaster walls, reducing the noise from landing aircraft by 17 decibels for pupils inside. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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