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In the first of two articles,
takes a tour through the history of codes and the prospects for truly unbreakable quantum cryptography.
Decoding a war time diary
An account of how a prisoner of war's diary was recently decoded. Donald Hill wrote his diary in a numerical code, disguised as a set of mathematical tables, while in Hong Kong during and after the Japanese invasion of 1941.
Searching for answers
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 was dramatically narrowed last week due to a...
Building a bridge to maths
At last month's Cambridge Science Festival we had great fun trying out a hands-on (or rather feet-on)...
A brief history of quantum field theory
Something called quantum field theory has been hugely successful in describing the fundamental forces and...
There's no doubt that information is power, but could it be converted into physical energy you could heat a...
Grappling with chaos: The Abel Prize 2014
The ability to see order in chaos has won the mathematician Yakov G. Sinai the 2014 Abel Prize.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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