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Exploring the Enigma
During the Second World War, the Allies' codebreakers worked at Bletchley Park to decipher the supposedly unbreakable Enigma code.
tells us about their heroic efforts, which historians believe shortened the war by two years.
Ada Lovelace - visions of today
looks at the life and work of pioneering woman mathematician Ada Lovelace, who foresaw computer-generated music and graphics, despite living long before the computer era.
In the first of two articles,
takes a tour through the history of codes and the prospects for truly unbreakable quantum cryptography.
Outer space: Monkey business
Editorial, Maths education
Wisdom from above - An intriguing debate in the House of Lords on standards in maths education
Readers' corner - How many computers does the world need?
How does your garden grow?
The division of plant cells is governed by their shape – just one example of how maths may reveal the...
LHC glimpses hint of new physics
Latest observations hint towards new particles.
Information, decisions and bits
A brief introduction to bits and why they're not the same as 0s and 1s.
Maths in a minute: Local connectivity
How crinkly is crinkly?
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
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