Cool Jobs: The science of secrets

Researchers harness science to encode — and decode — hidden messages

By Susan Gaidos, 16:37 PM October 31, 2012



This is one in a series on careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics made possible by support from the Northrop Grumman Foundation.


Can you uncover the secret message?




(Stumped? Delete the first letter and then go on and delete every other letter after that.)


It’s not just spies and secret agents who work with codes — many scientists do too. All it requires is an interest in finding repeating patterns, embedded information...

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