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Interesting Mathematics

Did You Know About the 200-year-old mathematics behind half the internet

This video is from Improbable Matter discusses how Fourier Transforms – breaking up signals into individual waves – allows lossy compression of sound, images and movies like the one you are watching now!

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Interesting Music Science

How a Suzanne Vega Song Helped Create the MP3

Great Big Story  explains how Suzanne Vega’s hit song “Tom’s Diner” helped create the MP3 and spark a music revolution. Karlheinz Brandenburg has listened to Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” thousands of times and never tires of it. In fact, the song holds a special place in his heart because it was instrumental in the creation […]

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