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Submitted by plusadmin on December 1, 1999
What are the chances of a monkey
accidentally typing the complete works of Shakespeare
? How can maths help
reveal the secret of our genetic code
? On what
day of the week
were you born? And what's a
? In this issue we reveal all this and more. Plus we return to our roots with a look at some
Maths in a minute: n-body problems
Why too many bodies present a problem.
Happy birthday Claude Shannon!
You may not have heard his name, but you're making use of his work every single day: Claude Shannon, hailed...
Explaining weirdness with weirdness
A very strange way of explaining away the strangeness of quantum mechanics.
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.
What the eye can't see
From cancer treatments to counting trees: the maths behind image analysis makes it all possible.
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