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How the heat equation inspired the maths that powers the entertainment industry.

How the need to locate your location at sea led to some interesting mathematics.

A quick look at the role of mathematics in communication — from making and breaking codes to making sure messages arrive intact.

An insightful look at the climate models that predict our future.

Make your own climate prediction with this simple, but powerful, model!

In 2012 the UK government launched a list of the Eight Great technologies of the future. Here's what they are and what role maths has to play in them.

The number pi can be expressed beautifully in terms of infinite sums. For practical purposes though, these sums are rather disappointing: they converge slowly, so you need to sum a large number of terms to get accurate estimates of pi. Here's a clever way to make them converge faster.