
Prime Riddle
Computer scientists hack away at an odd conjecture in number theory

Pi in the Sky
Mathematicians’ favorite constant nailed down to 1.241 trillion digits

Math Boggler Solved
But don’t ask to see the solution to this slippery problem

Fiery Computer Crash
Alleged arson caused $50 million in damage to Dutch university

Memory That Sticks
Epoxies and other common materials show promise for optical data storage

Deep Fritz Ties Kramnik
A computer battles the world chess champion to a draw

Crucial Cipher Questioned
Two cryptographers claim the national encryption standard is vulnerable

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