Latest Rubik's Revenge Stories

2011-06-30 06:45:00

Researchers from MIT, the University of Waterloo and Tufts University 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. The team's evidence provides an efficient algorithm for solving a cube that is in its worst-case state. The researchers showed the maximum number of moves required to solve a Rubik's cube with N squares per row is proportional to N2/log N. "That that's the answer, and not N2,...

Latest Rubik's Revenge Reference Libraries

2010-10-14 16:51:50

The Rubik's Cube, invented by Erno Rubik, is a 3-D mechanical puzzle. In 1980 it was sold by Ideal Toys after winning the German Game of the Year special award. By January 2009 the puzzle had sold 350 million units making it the worlds top-selling puzzle game. The classic cube has six sides covered by nine stickers among six solid colors. Each face turns independently on a pivot mechanism which mixes the colors. To solve the puzzle the user had to make all the sides a solid color. Larry...

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