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GIMPS project discovers largest known prime number

On January 7th at 22:30 UTC, the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS) celebrated its 20th anniversary with the math discovery of the new...

Link between obesity, increased risk of colorectal cancer revealed

Obesity has long been associated with increased risk of colorectal cancer, but the link has never been understood. Now, a research team led by...
Making 3 D imaging 1000 times better

Making 3-D imaging 1,000 times better

By combining the information from the Kinect depth frame in (a) with polarized photographs, MIT researchers reconstructed the 3-D surface shown in (c). Polarization...