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News from the world of Maths
December 8, 2003
Researchers observe the Inverse Doppler effect for the first time.
Erasing experimental error
November 24, 2003
A new project hopes to reduce the experimental error in science teaching.
Monitoring the monitors
November 17, 2003
The Royal Statistical Society is calling for more effective performance monitoring.
Burning buried sunshine
November 10, 2003
How many ancient forests are in your tank?
Near miss or normal?
October 14, 2003
Is maths succeeding in putting astronomical threats in perspective?
Calling all code crackers
September 30, 2003
Fame, glory, and more importantly prizes are on offer in the National Cipher Challenge.
Just a little turbulence
September 8, 2003
Can researchers solve the mathematics of turbulence at the smallest scale?
Could maths have caught Shipman?
August 3, 2003
Harold Shipman could have been detected earlier by monitoring the death rates of his patients.
Maths in a minute: Writing infinite sums
How to write a sum that's infinitely long.
Mathematical mysteries: the Goldbach conjecture
Can every even number greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes? It's one of the trickiest...
Writing the unwritable: up-arrow notation
How to write down unimaginably large numbers using just a few symbols.
Let them eat cake — and drink vodka
Language analysis shows how the nation's tastes have changed.
Mathematical mysteries: Hailstone sequences
Here's an easy game that leads you straight to an unsolved question in maths.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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