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First female to win math's top prize describes her 2 brainstorming strategies

Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani of Stanford University has become the first woman to win the top award in mathematics, the Field’s Medal. The award, often described as the Nobel Prize of mathematics, is given every four years to up to four scholars and has been around since 1936. Mirzakhani was awarded the prize for her work in complex geometry and navigation within spaces.

Mars rover

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover breaks driving distance record

NASA announced today that its Opportunity Mars rover has beat the off-Earth roving distance record previously held by the Soviet Union’s Lunokhod 2 rover after driving 25 miles. The Opportunity Mars landed on the planet back in 2004.

Jibo

A home robot for the price of a tablet

Jibo is stout with a big round glassy face and turns to greet you when you walk in the door. When I met this little device, it was sitting on a table inside a hotel room in midtown, looking like a sleekly designed minimalist version of R2-D2.