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## Julie Rehmeyer's Articles

- Math Trek
## Kidney Matchmaking

A mathematical optimization strategy for pairing patients who need kidneys with willing donors could increase the number and quality of transplants. - Math Trek
## Squashing Worms

Defeating computer worms that mutate will take some smart defense strategies. - News
## Road Bumps: Why dirt roads develop a washboard surface

Experiments and a computer simulation show why dirt roads develop a washboard surface, and indicate the only way to prevent it: Drive very slowly. - Math Trek
## Calculating the Word Spurt

Mathematics, not brain development, explains why toddlers begin to pick up words quickly after a slow start. - Math Trek
## Cracking the Cube

A combination of mathematical analysis and supercomputer number-crunching proves that any Rubik's Cube can be solved in 26 moves or fewer. - Math Trek
## Cloudy Crystal Balls

Computer programs that model climate may be so complex that global warming predictions will never settle on a single, definitive answer. - Math Trek
## A Twist on the Möbius Band

The twisted, single-sided loop known as a Möbius band, when made from a stiff material such as paper, takes on a complicated shape that researchers have finally calculated. - News
## Check on Checkers: In perfect game, there's no winner

Thanks to an immense calculation that worked out every possible game position, computers can now play a flawless game of checkers and force a draw every time. - Math Trek
## Math as a Civil Right

A longtime activist in the civil rights movement now teaches that mathematical literacy is the key to full participation in the country's economy. - Feature
## Mathematical Lives of Plants

Mathematical models that capture the essence of biological growth mechanisms are beginning to reveal how plants develop structures with intriguingly elegant geometries.