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Calling all code crackers
October 1, 2003
Fame, glory, and more importantly prizes are on offer in the National Cipher Challenge.
Just a little turbulence
September 9, 2003
Can researchers solve the mathematics of turbulence at the smallest scale?
Could maths have caught Shipman?
August 4, 2003
Harold Shipman could have been detected earlier by monitoring the death rates of his patients.
July 15, 2003
Mathematics shows that open source software beats closed source software in the race to fix bugs.
Dancing with Einstein
July 1, 2003
The Institute of Physics and Rambert Dance Company are planning to celebrate the theories of Einstein through dance.
Mission to Mars
June 16, 2003
The geometry says that now is the right time for a mission to Mars.
Is now a good time?
May 30, 2003
Mathematics is helping machines decide when is the best time to interrupt us with a call or email.
Mind the gap
May 13, 2003
Can Dan Goldston and Cem Yalcin Yildrim repair the hole in their proof to make the biggest breakthrough in prime number theory for 80 years?
Maths in a minute: Tiling troubles
Why there are only three regular polygons you can tile a wall with.
Remarkable reversible numbers
Some neat number tricks using numbers read backwards.
Want less traffic? Build fewer roads!
A mathematical "paradox" explains why more roads don't necessarily mean fewer traffic jams.
Maths in a minute: Continued fractions
Continued fractions reveal the good, the bad and the beautiful side of numbers.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
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