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The new largest prime number has been discovered! Why is this awesome? Because it is more than 17 million digits long. Also, the article contains quotes from mefi's own escabeche.
posted by klausman on Feb 7, 2013 - 76 comments

does optimus know he is pretty like a flower?

El Patrón de los Números Primos a visualization of prime numbers by Jason Davies based on Sobre el patrón de los números primos by Omar E. Pol. (previously, sorta) [more inside]
posted by juv3nal on Jul 23, 2012 - 4 comments

Prime Prize

In September 2006 the largest known prime number, a 9.8 million digit number, was discovered. If you find one over ten million digits you can win US$100,000 (of which you get to keep $50,000). No maths is required - just download the software and you're away. Warning: it takes about a month to run one primality check so some patience is required. Look out though Cooper and Boone look like they might beat you to it.
posted by meech on Apr 12, 2007 - 35 comments

...almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.

"...the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything is..." "Yes? Yes!?" "...42."
via Dyson, Montgomery, Princeton, a cup of tea - as presented by Seed Magazine.
posted by loquacious on Mar 28, 2006 - 41 comments

hi mom!

Russian may have solved Riemann hypothesis. Financial disaster ensues.
posted by Espoo2 on Sep 7, 2004 - 17 comments

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