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Science News September 3, 2005 Ivars Peterson 
Fermat's Natural Spirals The tightly packed florets at a daisy's center have an intriguing arrangement. The florets get larger at greater distances from the center. And there are hints of clockwise and anticlockwise spirals in the pattern. One way to model such a pattern is to start with a curve called Fermat's spiral. 
Science News August 27, 2005 Ivars Peterson 
Primes, Palindromes, and Pyramids Many questions about palidromic prime pyramids remain open. Is there a better way than exhaustive search for finding the tallest pyramids with fixed step sizes? Can you prove that fixed step size pyramids are finite? 
Science News August 20, 2005 Ivars Peterson 
Knotted Strings and Inca Accounts New computer databases are allowing searches for patterns that are starting to yield insights into the meaning of ancient knotted messages of the Incas and earlier societies in the Andean region called khipu. 
Science News August 6, 2005 Ivars Peterson 
Playing with RuthAaron Pairs Mathematicians have taken the home run records of Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth and made the fascinating discovery that the numbers have more in common than just baseball. 
Science News July 30, 2005 Ivars Peterson 
Ticket to Cooperstown Is it really getting harder to get into baseball's Hall of Fame? That's the question that an economist and two of his students set out to answer with mathematics. 
Technology Research News July 27, 2005 Kimberly Patch 
Traffic model maps congestion Researchers from Oxford University are investigating ways to design better networks. The research is aimed at finding ways to ease bottlenecks in beneficial networks, ways to disrupt unwanted networks, and ways to design better networks. 
Macworld July 26, 2005 Charles Seiter 
Mathematica CalcCenter 3 CalcCenter 3 for students and novices costs less than a typical math textbook, but it actually does all the problems for you. Even oldtime Mathematica users will find it convenient for quick work on smaller problems. 
Science News July 16, 2005 Ivars Peterson 
Closing the Gap on Twin Primes Euclid proved that the set of primes is infinite in size more than 2000 years ago, but no one has yet proved whether there is an infinite number of twin primes, or pairs of primes that have a difference of two. There's now hope that that matter will finally be resolved. 
CIO July 15, 2005 Christopher Lindquist 
This Game's On The Air An assistant professor at Virginia Tech is trying to apply mathematical game theory to modeling wireless networking communities. 
Science News June 25, 2005 Ivars Peterson 
Magic Squares of Squares People have been toying with magic squares for more than 2,000 yearssetting themselves increasingly difficult challenges to find arrays of numbers that fit given patterns. Here are some examples. 
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