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Safety in Numbers

Mathematics offers innovative weapons for fighting terrorism

Mathematicians don’t wear capes and tights. They are not more powerful than a locomotive and they can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound. But when it comes to protecting people from evildoers, these calculating crusaders could turn out to be super.

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