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Through the looking-glass
Some molecules - thalidomide, for example - come in both left and right handed versions, while others are indistinguishable from their reflections.
finds out about the role of mathematical
symmetry in chemistry
Communication and ball packing
What does packing balls in higher dimensions have to do with getting your message across?
What is quantum computing?
Quantum computers often grab the science headlines. But what exactly is quantum computing? What will quantum...
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.
Trisecting the angle with a straightedge
The impossible becomes possible when you move into the third dimension.
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