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Where science and art meet – a quick quiz

By Jasmine, 12 February 2020 Quiz

Art and music are packed with amazing science and maths concepts. Explore these fuzzy boundaries in our latest quiz.

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#1. The standard note for tuning instruments is A (above middle C). At what frequency does the note vibrate?

440 Hz sounds as an A and it is now the standard tuning note for instruments. While music has a long history, this standard was only implemented by the International Organization for Standardization in 1955.

#2. Most televisions are made up of a tiny grid of elements, that come in three colours. What colours are they?

Television screens are made up of dots of red, green and blue.

#3. What is the first feature-length movie that included computer-generated imagery (CGI)?

The first feature-length movie that included CGI was Westworld, released in 1973.

#4. Flutes are one of the oldest known instruments in the world. Scientists have used carbon dating to trace their history. How far back does it go?

Scientists have dated fragments of ancient flutes to 42 000 years ago!

#5. The golden ratio is famous in art and architecture. Which famous sequence is most closely linked to this ratio?

Dividing a Fibonacci number by its immediate predecessor in the sequence gives an approximation of the golden ratio.

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