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2011-06-30 06:45:00

Researchers have established the relationship between the number of squares in a Rubik's-cube-type puzzle and the maximum number of moves required to solve it.

2010-09-14 07:08:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The You CAN Do The Rubik's Cube program, back for its second full school year, has students across the country determined to unlock this iconic puzzle's secret.

2010-06-09 09:11:00

NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation will host the first ever "You CAN Do The Rubik's Cube" competition in Central Park, where 30 students from all five boroughs will compete for the fastest time to solve the Rubik's Cube.

2009-01-12 16:02:40

A Rubik's Cube enthusiast in Britain said he has finally solved his puzzle after struggling with it for 26 years. Graham Parker of Portchester, England, said he first bought his Rubik's Cube in 1983 and has since spent more than 27,400 hours struggling with the colored cube puzzle, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. I cannot tell you what a relief it was to finally solve it.

2008-12-25 11:59:42

The Irish inventor of a Rubik's cube-solving robot said he is planning to have his creation attempt a world record by solving the puzzle in about 60 seconds. Pete Redmond said his invention, the RuBot 2, can usually solve the puzzle in about 35 seconds after scanning it with cameras in its eyes and his goal is to have the robot solve the puzzle in one minute including scanning time at the record attempt Jan.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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