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    Multiple models helped achieve the successful pandemic management strategies implemented in Australia at both state a...

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    Computer modelling reveals intricate patterns of density.

    While liquids seem to be formless masses that flow without structure, the illustration above shows some of the comple...

    Chemistry April 30, 2018
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    The UK weather bureau has a hand in assessing risks for potential famine-causing rust outbreaks, ...

    Wheat infected with wheat stem rust.CIMMYTAggressive new strains of the stem rust plant disease – such as Ug99, so na...

    Technology September 26, 2017
  • How maths helps sub-Saharan farmers

    Approach to fighting deadly viruses that destroy maize crops.

    A complex mathematical model derived by a team of analysts from the US and Europe is helping farmers and agronomists ...

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  • How butterflies control their twisty-turny flight

    Don’t be fooled by the seemingly drunken flight of a butterfly.

    Butterflies are master flight manipulators. Their erratic bobbing and weaving has a purpose – to shake off predators ...

    Mathematics April 1, 2016
  • Robotic whiskers to sniff out danger

    Study seals to devise sensors that can track air or water flow.

    Twisting and tumbling in the murkiest waters, seals easily chase down fleeing shoals of fish. Their secret?  Whiskers...

    Biology August 17, 2015
  • The smallest sculptures ever made

    Jonty Hurwitz is an artist, engineer and entrepreneur who set out to create nanosculptures, the w...

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