The Honeycomb Conjecture
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Ivars Peterson  Science News Online  
Mathematician Thomas C. Hales of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor has formulated a proof of the socalled honeycomb conjecture, which holds that a hexagonal grid represents the best way to divide a surface into regions of equal area with the least total perimeter. Hales announced the feat last month and posted his proof on the Internet at http://www.math.lsa.umich.edu/~hales/.  


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