September 10, 2011

Math May Help Predict Terror Attacks

Michael Haederle, Miller-McCune

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After studying four decaes of terrorism, Aaron Clauset thinks he's found mathematical patterns that can help governments prevent and prepare for major terror attacks. The U.S. government seems to agree.

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TAGGED: Physics Professor, Predictions, 9/11, Terrorism, Mathematics


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