Invention

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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Quantum Computing

Shohini Ghose on a Beginner’s Guide to Quantum Computing

A quantum computer isn’t just a more powerful version of the computers we use today; it’s something else entirely, based on emerging scientific understanding — and more than a bit of uncertainty. Enter the quantum wonderland with TED Fellow Shohini Ghose and learn how this technology holds the potential to transform medicine, create unbreakable encryption […]

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