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Faster than a falling bullet...
March 7, 2003
Scientists have for the first time measured the speed of gravity and tested Einstein's assumption - or have they?
CAPTCHA if they can
February 18, 2003
A test invented by the mathematician Alan Turing in 1950 is helping to stop spammers.
February 4, 2003
Maths makes parallel parking easy.
December 17, 2002
Researchers are now asking for a serve of fuzzy logic with their pizza.
All tied up
December 11, 2002
What do tying your shoe laces and Santa's Christmas Eve journey have in common?
X-otic X-ray visions
December 5, 2002
Using their X-ray vision, astronomers have for the first time found two black holes in the same galaxy, and taken a peek inside a neutron star.
November 19, 2002
A rare first edition of Newton's mathematical masterpiece has been stolen! And is Newton the Greatest Briton?
Lightning fast forecasts
November 14, 2002
NASA uses mathematics to predict lightning strikes at the Kennedy Space Centre
Kissing the curve – manifolds in many dimensions
Following on from our previous article about curvature of lines and surfaces, we now move up to curvature of...
Finding your place in the world
What are global coordinates?
How stupid systems can use clever ways of finding things.
What is general relativity?
To celebrate the centenary of the general theory of relativity we asked physicist David Tong to explain the...
From Arsenal to RSA: An interview with Marcus du Sautoy
Marcus du Sautoy talks about football, cryptography, and numbers.
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