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Lego robot sets new Rubik's Cube world record

CubeStormer 3 solves a Rubik's Cube in 3.253 seconds, beating its own robot predecessor CubeStormer 2.

By Mar. 18, 2014

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Yitang Zhang: A prime-number proof and a world of persistence

An exciting breakthrough by an academic little known before last year is firing up mathematicians. Now even playwrights are getting in on the act.

By Feb. 12, 2014

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William Shatner: Of course there's alien life

Basic math tells you it's a must, says the original Captain Kirk -- the only true unknown is what form alien life takes.

By Mar. 14, 2014

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The sky's the limit with global high-altitude balloon challenge

Teams from around the world will send balloons up to 100,000 feet or more, testing the limits of the creativity, and their engineering ingenuity.

By Jan. 31, 2014

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Majoring in zombie with a minor in MOOC

AMC and Instructure recruit college professors to create a free, online course structured around the zombie drama.

By Sep. 3, 2013

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Physicists rejoice! Will Smith is one of you

In a peculiar interview, Will Smith and his son Jaden discuss pattern theory, mathematics, and man's lack of sophistication in the latter to promote their new movie "After Earth."

By May. 30, 2013

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Legos in washing machines make random art

A mathematician delves into the question of what happens when you put Legos into a washing machine.

By Nov. 14, 2013

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'New Kind of Science' falls short of its iPad e-book potential

New support for Retina graphics helps a lot, but Stephen Wolfram's magnum opus about math, computing, and physics could be so much more.

By Feb. 6, 2014

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Faster airline boarding? It could be in the bag

New research from Clarkson University focuses on carry-on bags as the key to getting passengers onto planes faster. Bonus: it could mean less jockeying for precious overhead space.

By Jan. 10, 2014

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How the nuclear age burst onto the world from a squash court

On Road Trip 2013, CNET's Daniel Terdiman traveled to the Argonne National Lab to find out the history of the world's first nuclear reaction, Chicago Pile-1.

By Jul. 3, 2013