Wordplay blogged about the most difficult Hidato ever published. Below is a video that explains the puzzle Hidato.
MIT Technology Review writes about research that solves a maze in the quickest possible way using a quantum light beam.
Brilliant.org has a simple goal that’s OLDWorthy: to nourish brilliant young minds — with a passion for mathematics, science, or engineering — including many who are underprivileged. Gifted programs have tried to do this for decades, with some successes. But Brilliant.org is perhaps NEWWorthy in that it attempts to do this on the Internet for students all around the world. It’s rather a brilliant idea, and I think it deserves mention here.
Google recently launched Build with Chrome. I have had trouble using this in Windows 8.1 on Internet Explorer, but I assume it works in Chrome. Interesting that this came out just before “The Lego Movie“. In any case, the Google ad for it (below) is very cute, and the movie is getting rave reviews so far.
Movie Magic Squares: Volume 1 contains 55 challenging new movie-related puzzles. It is available in many e-book stores, including Amazon, Diesel, Kobo, Smashwords, and Apple. Soon it will be available for Sony and Barnes & Noble.
Movie Magic Squares: Volume 1 contains 55 challenging new movie-related puzzles. They are a bit like mathematical magic squares, where all the numbers in each row/column/diagonal add up to the same sum, but with actors in each row/column/diagonal that acted (or voiced or had an uncredited performance) in a corresponding movie together. You can find the e-book on Amazon.com. Available for Smashwords, Apple, Nook, Kobo, and other formats soon.