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Games theory: online play can help researchers tackle tough computational problems. Mar 17, 2007 2413
Swirling seas, crystal balls: spirals of triangles crinkle into intricate structures. Cover story Oct 21, 2006 1194
Chaotic Chomp: the mathematics of crystal growth sheds light on a tantalizing game. Jul 22, 2006 1936
All square: a surprising, far-reaching overhaul for theories about quadratic expressions. Mar 11, 2006 2149
Surface story: inspired by spiral soap films, mathematicians zero in on a novel, economical, and infinite helix. Cover Story Dec 17, 2005 1716
A spectrum of choices. Dec 18, 2004 7904
A better distorted view: the physics of diffusion offers a new way of generating maps. Cover Story Aug 28, 2004 1797
Drama in numbers: putting a passion for mathematics on stage. Dec 21, 2002 1970
Prime pursuit: constructing an efficient prime number detector. Oct 26, 2002 1632
Logic in the blocks: simple puzzles can give computers an unexpectedly strenuous workout. Aug 17, 2002 2105
Filling in blanks: automating the restoration of a picture's missing pieces. May 11, 2002 1494
Guessing secrets: applying mathematics to the efficient delivery of Internet content. Apr 6, 2002 2017
Polyhedron Man: spreading the word about the wonders of crystal-like geometric forms. Dec 22, 2001 1561
Knot possible: better ways to tell a tangled circle from a knotted loop. Cover Story Dec 8, 2001 1898
Sneaky calculations: how to trick other people's computers into solving your math problems. Nov 17, 2001 1869
Pi a la Mode. Sep 1, 2001 1823
Surprisingly Square. Jun 16, 2001 1833
Motif for Infection. May 12, 2001 1900
Circle Game. Apr 21, 2001 1758
Visions of Infinity. Dec 23, 2000 2007
Calculating Swarms. Nov 11, 2000 1781
Unlocking Puzzling Polygons. Brief Article Sep 23, 2000 991
Mathematician on Ice. Aug 12, 2000 1918
The Power of Partitions. Jun 17, 2000 1922
Changes of Mathematical State. May 6, 2000 2183
Owners of home computers join researchers in cracking problems and crunching data. Mar 4, 2000 1893
An Artist's Timely Riddles. Jan 1, 2000 2208
Quantum Games. Nov 20, 1999 2062
The Honeycomb Conjecture. Jul 24, 1999 1698
Fibonacci at Random. Jun 12, 1999 1139
Computing at the Edge. Brief Article Apr 10, 1999 1919
Census Sampling Confusion. Mar 6, 1999 2559
A Quasicrystal Construction Kit. Jan 23, 1999 1027
Diagnosing the Internet's ills. Brief Article Jan 16, 1999 316
Agents of Cooperation. Jan 2, 1999 1843
Physics Nobel spotlights quantum effect. Brief Article Oct 17, 1998 451
Fractal models for data traffic. Brief Article Oct 17, 1998 398
Picking off more pieces of pi. Brief Article Oct 17, 1998 223
Tabulating an enormous assortment of knots. Brief Article Oct 10, 1998 355
Surreal films: a soapy solution to the math puzzle of turning a sphere inside out. Cover Story Oct 10, 1998 1454
Chaotic route to computation. Brief Article Oct 3, 1998 346
Factoring reaches new heights. Brief Article Oct 3, 1998 197
Following gravity's loops and knots. Brief Article Sep 5, 1998 449
Twists through space: interactive software helps sculptors visualize and refine their creations. Brief Article Aug 29, 1998 557
Math prizes: moonshine to quantum logic. Brief Article Aug 22, 1998 432
Close connections: it's a small world of crickets, nerve cells, computers, and people. Aug 22, 1998 2133
Cracking Kepler's sphere-packing problem. Brief Article Aug 15, 1998 581
Illuminating 3-D chaotic mixing in liquids. Brief Article Aug 1, 1998 329
Quick cracking of secret code. Brief Article Aug 1, 1998 366
Computers in the house. Brief Article Aug 1, 1998 223
Playing your cards right: poker comes out of the back room and into the computer science lab. Jul 18, 1998 1834
Explosive stripping of a material's surface. Brief Article Jul 11, 1998 372
Monopole search comes up empty-handed. Brief Article Jul 4, 1998 276
Power cracking of cash card codes. Jun 20, 1998 553
Rethinking ink: printing the pages of an electronic book. Jun 20, 1998 1583
Loops of gravity: calculating a foamy quantum space-time. Jun 13, 1998 1820
Writing micropatterns in glowing silicon. Brief Article May 16, 1998 342
Basing transistors on lone carbon nanotubes. Brief Article May 9, 1998 368
Sifting through the Web's data jumble. Brief Article May 2, 1998 402
Hiding secret data in plain view. Brief Article May 2, 1998 266
Web searches fall short. Brief Article May 2, 1998 309
Probing a deuteron's structure. Brief Article May 2, 1998 303
Rare fission processes. Brief Article May 2, 1998 140
Antiproton path to nuclear suburbs. Brief Article May 2, 1998 117
X-ray flashes illuminate general relativity. Apr 25, 1998 627
Last of the normal mesons. Brief Article Apr 25, 1998 194
A half-life for titanium. Brief Article Apr 25, 1998 161
Microdrops of superfluid. Brief Article Apr 25, 1998 208
Evading quantum barrier to time travel. Brief Article Apr 11, 1998 565
Electrons in boxes: probing artificial atoms to stretch quantum physics. Apr 11, 1998 1546
A model walker: fashioning a Tinkertoy contraption that walks but can't stand. Mar 21, 1998 1629
Nuclear collisions spawn odd fragments. Brief Article Mar 14, 1998 549
Watching washes out interference. Brief Article Mar 14, 1998 270
Frigid running. Brief Article Mar 14, 1998 288
Flooding light through tiny holes. Brief Article Feb 28, 1998 337
Tunneling to a speedy transistor. Brief Article Feb 28, 1998 221
Circles in the sky: detecting the shape of the universe. Cover Story Feb 21, 1998 2102
Calculating a record prime. Brief Article Feb 21, 1998 326
Overcoming quantum error. Brief Article Feb 21, 1998 266
Instant transport: achieving quantum teleportation in the laboratory. Jan 17, 1998 928
Millenium bug bites? Brief Article Jan 17, 1998 238
The Z machine: powering up a miniature accelerator to target nuclear fusion. Jan 17, 1998 923
Posture control depends on balancing act. Brief Article Jan 10, 1998 450
Zeroing in on an infinite number of primes. Jan 3, 1998 709
The art of scientific photography: bringing an artist's eye to the realm of imaging. Cover Story Dec 20, 1997 1227
U.S. funding boosts accelerator project. Brief Article Dec 13, 1997 381
Breaking through the acoustic shock barrier. Brief Article Dec 6, 1997 566
Protons as memory aids. Brief Article Dec 6, 1997 289
Against the wall. Brief Article Dec 6, 1997 232
Compromise reached on census sampling. Brief Article Nov 22, 1997 435
One-way molecules channel electric current. Brief Article Nov 8, 1997 497
Ringing up a coffee stain. Brief Article Nov 8, 1997 272
Chemical analysis with atom tweezers. Brief Article Nov 8, 1997 182
Fine lines for chips: competing technologies for downsizing the transistor. Nov 8, 1997 1910
Melting driven by particle size. Brief Article Nov 1, 1997 188
Immersion for analyzing complex software. Brief Article Oct 25, 1997 400
Sampling and the census: improving the accuracy of the decennial count. Oct 11, 1997 2140
Atoms bounce back to form frigid cloud. Brief Article Oct 4, 1997 206
Tinier transistors for tomorrow's chips. Brief Article Sep 20, 1997 266
Dry sand, wet sand: digging into the physics of sandpiles and sand castles. Cover Story Sep 20, 1997 1994

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