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Rollicking pollock debate
Fractal Modelling of Pollock paintings called into question
In the late 1940s, American painter Jackson Pollock dripped paint from a can on to vast canvases rolled out across the floor of his barn.
Richard P. Taylor
explains that Pollock's patterns are really fractals - the fingerprint of Nature.
Maths in a minute: Tiling troubles
Why there are only three regular polygons you can tile a wall with.
School students help researchers fight diseases
A project involving secondary school students has delivered valuable data for epidemiologists.
Trisecting the angle with a straightedge
The impossible becomes possible when you move into the third dimension.
Want less traffic? Build fewer roads!
A mathematical "paradox" explains why more roads don't necessarily mean fewer traffic jams.
What is quantum computing?
Quantum computers often grab the science headlines. But what exactly is quantum computing? What will quantum...
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