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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.
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.
The tsunami of December 26th 2004 has focused the world's attention on this terrifying consequence of an underwater earthquake.
explores the underlying wave mathematics.
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?
Maths in a minute: The central limit theorem
Opinion polls, election forecasts, testing new medical drugs — none of these would be possible without the...
What the eye can't see
From cancer treatments to counting trees: the maths behind image analysis makes it all possible.
Explaining weirdness with weirdness
A very strange way of explaining away the strangeness of quantum mechanics.
Preserving species in the face of climate change
Can mathematics predict the inevitable consequences of climate change? And more importantly, can it suggest...
Don't judge a black hole by its area
Find out how some black holes are bigger on the inside than they are on the outside.
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