BTS 013: Teen solves Rubik's Cube in 5.25 seconds

BTS 013: Teen solves Rubik's Cube in 5.25 seconds
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The Rubik's Cube is the world's best selling toy, a staple in challenging one's intelligence.

Of course, you just try and solve it on your own, but with over 43 quintillion legal positions, you would be stuck forever without the use of logic or by learning methods past down by those who had cracked the Rubik's Cube code. (Just to put thinks in perspective, even by viewing 1,000 positions a second, you will still take 13,000,000,000 years to view every possible Rubik's Cube position.)

Now, once you solve it, the next challenge is a pretty straightforward one, how to do it faster.

Researchers using one of Google's supercomputers had calculated that you never need more than 20 moves to solve a Rubik's Cube.

And with enough practice, you could be like Collin Burns who broke the World Record for fasting time in solving a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube at 5.253 seconds.

However, despite being incredible quick, it is sad to say that Collins, is still far behind from Cube Stormer 3, a lego robot powered by a Samsung Galaxy S4 that solve a Rubik's Cube in 3.253 seconds.

Go behind the science of the Rubik's Cube you could be first human to solve the iconic puzzle in under five seconds.


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