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What do computers and light switches have in common?
illuminates the connection between light bulbs, logic and binary arithmetic.
A computer program that can learn languages
Maths on the brain
Mathematicians are testing a silicon chip that mimics the function of a part of the human brain concerned with memory. Is this some maths you'd rather not forget?
Career interview: Statistical consulting
about life as consultant statisticians, modelling real-world problems in areas as diverse as the shipping industry and water rationing.
Pushing back Pi
Numbers like Pi have no repeating pattern. So just how accurately do we know what it is?
LHC glimpses hint of new physics
Latest observations hint towards new particles.
The physics of elementary particles: Part I
It's amazing to think that our world is based on a handful of fundamental particles and forces. Find out how...
How does your garden grow?
The division of plant cells is governed by their shape – just one example of how maths may reveal the...
Information, decisions and bits
A brief introduction to bits and why they're not the same as 0s and 1s.
How to predict an election
Forecasting election results is a sophisticated business.
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