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Erasing experimental error
November 24, 2003
A new project hopes to reduce the experimental error in science teaching.
Monitoring the monitors
November 17, 2003
The Royal Statistical Society is calling for more effective performance monitoring.
Burning buried sunshine
November 10, 2003
How many ancient forests are in your tank?
Near miss or normal?
October 15, 2003
Is maths succeeding in putting astronomical threats in perspective?
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.
Maths in a minute: Pretend primes
Fermat's little theorem and fake primes.
How a special kind of curve can keep your data safe.
El Niño: What on Earth will happen next?
El Niño is a climate event without equal, causing droughts, floods, hurricanes and typhoons around the globe...
Life's quantum crystal ball
Does the ability to predict the future define the fundamental difference between living and inanimate matter?
Rewriting the enormous theorem
Mathematicians are busy tidying up the largest proof in history.
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