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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.
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
How does your garden grow?
The division of plant cells is governed by their shape – just one example of how maths may reveal the...
The physics of elementary particles: Part I
It's amazing to think that our world is based on a handful of fundamental particles and forces. Find out how...
Information, decisions and bits
A brief introduction to bits and why they're not the same as 0s and 1s.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
How to predict an election
Forecasting election results is a sophisticated business.
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