| The NCB
invites viewers to add examples to the following list . . . . .
- FBI Fingerprinting
FBI uses wavelets to digitially compress fingerprints. The
compression factor is between 40 to 100 times the original size of the
Starting in the year 2000, the "Join Photographic Experts Group",
designers of the popular ",jpg" image format used on the
web, began implementing wavelet techniques in their format
scheme. Any user of Adobe Photoshop and other digital camera
software will recognize this extension.
- Kodak Polychrone
"Twin Cities" company in Minnesota produces extremely high
resolution digital images for advertisements. Their
advertisements appear in publcations like Time magazine. They
especially use wavelets to allow clients to quickly analyze parts of an
image while not destroying the quality of print.
have been heavily utilized in the modelling of distant
galaxies. Wavelets have helped astonomers locate a subcluster of
galaxies in the Coma
supercluster of 1,400 galaxies. (Quantum,
vol. 15, #3)
restored an 1889 recording of Brahms himself playing
his Hungarian Dance
from a wax cylinder recording. The cylinder was in such bad shape
that many listeners failed to recognize that a piano was being
played. (Quantum, vol.