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Author: Richard Gibbens and Stephen Turner
Call routing in telephone networks
Find out how modern telephone networks use mathematics to make it possible for a person to dial a friend in another country just as easily as if they were in the same street, or to read web pages that are on a computer in another continent.
Fight Ebola with your computer
A crowdsourced computing project looks for molecules that can disable the Ebola virus.
Maths in a minute: Writing infinite sums
How to write a sum that's infinitely long.
Writing the unwritable: up-arrow notation
How to write down unimaginably large numbers using just a few symbols.
When things get weird with infinite sums
What is 1-1+1-1+1-1+...? How infinite sums challenge our notion of arithmetic.
Let them eat cake — and drink vodka
Language analysis shows how the nation's tastes have changed.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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