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The Real Secret to Unlocking Big Data? Math

The Real Secret to Unlocking Big Data? Math | Big Data | Scoop.it
With the advent of more and more (big) data, we have not fully used the power of math as a universal language. But it could lead us to amazing insights.
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Sudden Progress on Prime Number Problem has Mathematicians Buzzing

Sudden Progress on Prime Number Problem has Mathematicians Buzzing | Big Data | Scoop.it

On May 13, an obscure mathematician — one whose talents had gone so unrecognized that he had worked at a Subway restaurant to make ends meet — garnered worldwide attention and accolades from the mathematics community for settling a long-standing open question about prime numbers, those numbers divisible by only one and themselves. Yitang Zhang, a lecturer at the University of New Hampshire, showed that even though primes get increasingly rare as you go further out along the number line, you will never stop finding pairs of primes separated by at most 70 million.

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