Erica Klarreich
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Computing
Virtual Surgery
Computer simulations of blood flow in the heart allow doctors to test surgical innovations before trying them on patients.

Math
Sensor Sensibility
Networks of tiny computerized sensors that adjust their function as needed may soon pervade our environment.

Math
Big prize for unlikely research
A New York University mathematician has won one of the highest prizes in mathematics for figuring out the likelihood of unlikely events.

Math
Functional Family: Mock theta mystery solved
Mathematicians have solved a legendary Indian mathematician's final problem.

Math
Crafty Geometry
By mastering traditional handicrafts such as knitting and crocheting, mathematicians are better able to understand complex surfaces.

Math
The Mind of the Swarm
Mathematics is helping explain how animals form flocks, swarms, and schools.

Math
Fields Medals: Mathematicians win awards for geometry, physics, and probability
Fields Medals have been awarded to four mathematicians, including Grigori Perelman, who proved a famous conjecture about the shapes of higherdimensional spheres.

Math
Springfield Theory
Over many years, the popular animated TV series The Simpsons has included numerous references to mathematics on the show.

Math
Pushing the Limit
Scientists are moving closer to constructing superefficient, noisefree datatransmission codes.

Math
Pieces of Numbers
A longsought proof has forged an intriguing link between numbers expressed as sums and as products.

Math
Navigating Celestial Currents
Mathematicians are creating an atlas of solar system highways along which spacecraft can coast using no fuel.

Astronomy
Moon story waxes fuller
A new analysis may have put the final piece in the puzzle of how the Moon formed.