"I really liked running this computation on Charity Engine — we actually did use a planetary-scale computer to settle a longstanding open question whose answer is 42."
Third time’s a charm: just weeks after cracking an elusive problem involving the number 42, mathematicians have found a solution to an even harder problem for the number 3.
"Baker paid special tribute to the contributions of Rosetta@Home and Charity Engine volunteers, who are acknowledged in the Science paper.
We always donate some computing to science, and Rosetta@home is one of the most worthwhile medical research projects out there.
"Last week, we brought you seven innovative ways to cool a scientific computer.
The gauge is on 100% so it's time for another Charity Engine prize draw (draw number 42, by cool coincidence!)
The official List of Entries is here, your own numbers are here (must be logged in). Please check they match, as any mistakes must be reported within 48 hours.
Once the List is confirmed and final, we pick a date for the draw.
Winning ticket is 00494697, owned by User 0005.
Congratulations to Nick T, who wins $1000!
Gauge is already counting towards the next draw, see you next time!
List is final, draw begins Friday 27th.
Gauge is on 100%, time for another prize draw!
As always, check your own numbers here and match them to the List of Entries here.
Any mistakes must be reported within 48 hours, then the List is final and we select the draw date.
Good luck everyone!
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