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In the first of two articles,
takes a tour through the history of codes and the prospects for truly unbreakable quantum cryptography.
Decoding a war time diary
An account of how a prisoner of war's diary was recently decoded. Donald Hill wrote his diary in a numerical code, disguised as a set of mathematical tables, while in Hong Kong during and after the Japanese invasion of 1941.
No need for words
Where does our ability to do abstract maths come from? A new study sheds some fascinating light on the...
What the eye can't see
From cancer treatments to counting trees: the maths behind image analysis makes it all possible.
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.
Snakes and adders
How can an electronic device fed on a diet of 0s and 1s perform complex tasks? We explore the workings of...
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...
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