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Math Narrows the Search

Rachel Thomas explains in Plus how mathematics and statistics have aided in the search for missing planes.

She describes how London-based satellite communications company Inmarsat narrowed the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 by mathematically analyzing satellite signals from the plane and explains how a strategy based on Bayesian statistics was used to locate the black box recorder from Air France flight AF447.

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Start Date: 
Friday, April 18, 2014

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