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I Didn't Expect Nuggets

It began with a train ride from Grand Central Station in New York to Yale University in New Haven. My mission: to speak to a group of pre-Med and pre-Health students; members of a national organization called MedX, whose mission is to explore the healthcare field from an array of interdisciplinary, holistic perspectives. Objective: to pose the question: is medical narration just icing on the cake?

Ghostly Sounds

Ever wonder what the difference between an MP3 and a WAV is and why people make such a fuss over higher quality files? Ryan Maguire, a Ph.D student in Composition and Computer Technologies at the University of Virginia, turned wonder into action when he started a project called "The Ghost in the MP3,” a song project that only allows us to hear the sounds that are lost when files are compressed from higher quality-- like WAV to MP3.