Flying a plane on a secret mission? Some basic geometry can help you avoid being captured by an adversary.
Play with our applets to explore the conic sections and their different definitions.
It might not be as familiar as the circle or parabola, but it's definitely worth getting to know the hyperbola!
On a rainy night last month, in an ancient hall down a hidden alleyway in the centre of London, Bernard Silverman, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Home Office, revealed a surprising secret... ancient mathematics is at the heart of a very modern game of hide and seek.