Is it possible to wrap the cube with a 3×3 piece of paper below it? Handling of the paper is subject to two conditions:
1. The paper may be only cut or folded along the crease lines.
2. The cutting should not cause pieces to separate.
If you have important things to do today, it might be better to bookmark this tangram-like puzzle game and come back to it when you have some free time. READ THE REST
Puzzling is big business right now, as you might expect. Here's a short video about Buffalo Games, whose sales went from 1 million to 2 million puzzles a month. You'll see every aspect of the puzzle production process, from design (Buffalo has 6 full-time designers), to the overlaying of a cut pattern, to manufacturing. [Via… READ THE REST
A tiny but perfectly playable Rubik's Cube is on offer in Japan at the not-so-tiny price of $1900. Yuri Kageyama writes: The cube measures just 9.9 millimeters, or O.39 inch, by 9.9 millimeters, and weighs 2 grams (less than a tenth of an ounce). It's made of "ultra-precision metal," and comes with a box for… READ THE REST
In the past few days, the U.S. Air Force rolled out new tools fueled by machine learning to help stem the spread of misinformation about COVID. Additionally, the Library of Congress has launched a project on how to use machine learning to better cross-reference all 170 million items in its overflowing archives. Every day, we… READ THE REST
The Apple Watch is a great addition to any tech arsenal–until it runs out of juice, that is. Then, you have to go about the process of recharging. Of course, the Apple Watch only recharges via wireless charging, meaning it can sometimes end up being pretty inconvenient to power up, especially if you're out and… READ THE REST
We've probably all been holding our breath about this for a while. And now that it's here, we can start getting used to the idea that this winter will be unlike any before it. With COVID's impact on the holidays, we're all expecting some big changes this time around. However, Mother Nature isn't really all… READ THE REST