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2014-01-28 16:22:29

ALLEN, Texas, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emler Swim School with a new location in Allen, Texas featuring dozens of enhanced safety and comfort features, has selected Scranton Products restroom partitions and changing rooms near the facility's 40 X 40 square ft. saltwater pool. Tom Vergos, vice president of A+A GCI, a full service general contracting company in Dallas, recently took on took on the construction of the Allen complex from the ground up and knows the challenges of an...

Beals Conjecture Solution Million Dollar Prize
2013-06-06 12:38:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Looking for a way to make $1 million? All you need to do is solve a math equation that has been boggling the minds of the world´s greatest mathematicians for over 20 years. Beal´s Conjecture, represented by A^x + B^y = C^z, is named after Andrew Beal, the same man who is offering up the seven-figure reward for anyone who can prove that when A, B and C are positive integers, and x, y and z are positive integers greater than 2...

Largest Ever Marsenne Prime Number Discovered
2013-02-06 09:22:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The largest known prime number was recently discovered on the computer of Curtis Cooper, a Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) volunteer. The new number is 2 raised to 57,885,161 power minus 1 (or 2 multiplied by itself 57,855,161 times minus one) and it has 17,425,170 digits. The GIMPS project is the second longest continuously-running "grassroots supercomputing" project in Internet history, with 360,000 CPU's peaking at 150...

2011-10-13 10:13:48

Computing power leads to insights In his 1989 book "The Emperor's New Mind", Roger Penrose commented on the limitations on human knowledge with a striking example: He conjectured that we would most likely never know whether a string of 10 consecutive 7s appears in the digital expansion of the number pi. Just 8 years later, Yasumasa Kanada used a computer to find exactly that string, starting at the 22869046249th digit of pi. Penrose was certainly not alone in his inability to foresee the...

2011-03-21 08:20:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- You Can Count on Monsters, a creatively educational children's book that illustrates prime and composite numbers through colorful monsters-themed geometrical designs, has earned international acclaim and stellar sales since its January debut on NPR's Weekend Edition. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110321/FL68288-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110321/FL68288-b ) (Photo:...

2009-09-22 08:19:16

Mathematicians from North America, Europe, Australia, and South America have resolved the first one trillion cases of an ancient mathematics problem. The advance was made possible by a clever technique for multiplying large numbers. The numbers involved are so enormous that if their digits were written out by hand they would stretch to the moon and back. The biggest challenge was that these numbers could not even fit into the main memory of the available computers, so the researchers had to...

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2009-05-28 11:10:00

A 16-year-old in Sweden says when he first presented his solution to a 300-year-old mathematics formula, he was met with skepticism from his teachers. Mohamed Altoumaimi, an Iraqi immigrant to Sweden, said undeterred, he presented the formula explaining the calculation of Bernoulli numbers to professors at Sweden's Uppsala University, The Local said Thursday. When I first presented it to my teachers, none of them believed that the formula I had written down really worked, Altoumaimi said....

2008-09-29 18:00:12

By - The Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Mathematicians at UCLA have discovered a 13- million-digit prime number, a long-sought milestone that makes them eligible for a $100,000 prize. The group found the 46th known Mersenne prime last month on a network of 75 computers running Windows XP. The number was verified by a different computer system running a different algorithm. "We're delighted," said UCLA's Edson Smith, the leader of the effort. "Now we're looking for the next one, despite...

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2008-09-28 18:10:00

A team of mathematicians at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has discovered the world's largest known prime number.  The 13-million-digit Mersenne prime number, discovered last month with the help of 75 networked Windows XP computers, has stirred widespread interest and represents the achievement of long-sought milestone.  "We're delighted," UCLA's Edson Smith, the leader of the effort, told the AP. "Now we're looking for the next one, despite the odds." Independent...

2006-01-04 07:23:26

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Researchers at a Missouri university have identified the largest known prime number, officials said Tuesday. The team at Central Missouri State University, led by associate dean Steven Boone and mathematics professor Curtis Cooper, found it in mid-December after programming 700 computers years ago. A prime number is a positive number divisible by only itself and 1 - 2, 3, 5, 7 and so on. The number that the team found is 9.1 million digits long. It is a Mersenne...


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