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Behind the beehive

Duration: 03:14

In episode two of The Code Marcus du Sautoy explains why bees choose to use a hexagon to build their honeycomb structure rather than the triangle or the square.

Available since: Wed 27 Jul 2011


Series Producer
Peter Leonard
Marcus du Sautoy
Michael Lachmann
Michael Lachmann
Executive Producer
Sacha Baveystock

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The Code Shapes

2/3 Marcus du Sautoy uncovers the patterns that explain the shape of the world around us.

First broadcast: 03 Aug 2011

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