
Top Honors Announced for Math, Computer Science
Winners linked disparate areas of math, expanded the concept of proofs

Acid Test for Primes
Researchers discover a surprisingly fast and simple test

A Computer as Big as All Creation
If the universe is one big computer, how fast is it?

New Routeplanner: It's a Gas
Heliumfilled chip takes on traveling salesman problem

Video Games Score High for Attention
Players have better peripheral attention and other visualspatial skills

Math Cracks Egg Problem
The hardboiled physics of spinning eggs revealed

Reading the Bits of Shakespeare
Common computer program recognizes authors

Volunteers Help Find a New Prime
Computer hobbyists have discovered the largest prime number ever, which weighs in at 4 million digits

First Automated DNA Computer Boots Up
Enzyme "hardware" and DNA "software" solve simple computational problems

For Mathematics, Abel = Nobel
Norwegian government gives mathematicians their equivalent of a Nobel prize

Jaw Dropper Crop Circle
British circlemakers dazzle with new 450meter design

New Teragrid Goes Beyond Supercomputing
NSF launches powerful computer network for academic research

Pi Keeps 'Em Guessing
Mathematicians inch toward proving that the digits are truly random

Data Storage Reaches New Densities
Sandwiched disk quadruples capacity

Screensaver, Lifesaver?
Oxford University wants your computer to test cancer drugs

A House Divided
Mathematician challenges apportionment formula for U.S. congressional seats

Loopy Solution Brings Infinite Relief
Mathematicians tie up a loose end in knot theory

Babylonian Teaching Aid
Cuneiform tablet may have held answers to homework problems

French Mathematician Wins Crafoord Prize
Alain Connes honored for "penetrating work" in algebra and geometry

Jumping to Warp Speed
Celera, Compaq, and Energy Department join forces to build new supercomputer

The Secret's Out on Cryptography Standard
New algorithm will encode government and business secrets

No Panic, Please
New model explains how a stampede can turn deadly

Health and Space Top DotGovs
Tracking home surfers reveals Web site preferences

Fighting Cancer at the Keyboard
Companies want your PC's idle time to solve biomedical problems

Harnessed Computers Crack Math Puzzle
2500 computers work 1 week to solve 30yearold puzzle