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It's official, Cubestormer 3 has smashed the Guinness World Record for solving a Rubik's Cube in the fastest time by solving a cube in just 3.253 seconds at the Big Bang Fair, held at the NEC in Birmingham. This third-generation model beat the previous non-human record of 5.27 seconds, set by the machine's predecessor, the Cubestormer 2. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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In the mid-1970s, Erno Rubik worked at the Department of Interior Design at the Academy of Applied Arts and Crafts in Budapest. Although it is widely reported that the Cube was built as a teaching tool to help his students understand 3D objects, his actual purpose was solving the structural problem of moving the parts independently without the entire mechanism falling apart. Continue reading for more.

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Here's another look at the magical floating table that looks just like a giant Rubik's Cube, minus the colors. It consists of a three-by-three grid of smaller wooden cubes held together by thin wires to keep each one from hitting the others, while powerful magnets hold the constituent pieces apart. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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No, this isn't an optical illusion, or digital trickery, but rather a real table. It's called "The Float Table", consisting of a matrix of magnetized wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another. The repelling cubes are held in equilibrium by a system of tensile steel cables. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Here's yet another fascinating look at CubeStormer II, an Android (smartphone) powered LEGO Mindstorms robot that can solve Rubik's Cubes in just seconds. A special app uses the phone's camera to capture images of each face of the Rubik's Cube which it processes to determine the scrambled colours. The solution is found using an advanced two-phase algorithm, originally developed for Speedcuber, enhanced to be multi-threaded to make effective use of the smartphone's dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 1.2GHz processor. Continue reading for two videos.

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Since the weekend is coming up (or already here for some), we thought it'd be a great time to show how you can finally conquer the Rubik's Cube that's collecting dust in your home. Best of all, it'll only take 20 moves or less. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a fascinating video of an astronaut wringing a wet towel in space.

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Let's face it, not everybody, including geeks, can solve a Rubik's Cube, Fortunately, for the latter group, many have the skills to build robots that are able to solve any Rubik's cube in just seconds. Continue reading to see ten of the coolest.

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When are Rubik's Cubes not just a puzzle? When talented artists use them to create real works of art. For example, the images above show versions of The Mona Lisa, Ray Charles, and even Iron Maiden along with Nirvana album covers. Continue reading to see more.

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Designer Pete Fecteau spent 40-hours and used approximately 4,242 to create an incredible Martin Luther King Jr. portrait. Surprisingly enough, "each cube has been 'reversed solved' or twisted so that one of the faces maps its nine stickers into the total image, 38,178 stickers total." Video after the jump. Click here for more pictures.

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Solving a Rubik's Cube is hard enough for some people, imagine juggling a few of them simultaneously. That's exactly what ultra geek David Calvo has accomplished, as he "can juggle three Rubik's Cubes while solving one." Video after the jump.

This isn't Calvo's first brush with Rubik's Cube greatness, he already holds the Guinness World Record for the most Rubik's Cubes solved in one hour (185).
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