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Intel Math The Almighty Buck Science

17-Year-Old Wins Intel's $100K Science Prize 271

Posted by samzenpus
from the boy-genius dept.
autospa writes "A California teenager who cracked a complex mathematical equation has been awarded the Intel Science Talent Search's $100,000 first-place prize. Evan O'Dorney, 17, won the prize for 'his mathematical project in which he compared two ways to estimate the square root of an integer. [He] discovered precisely when the faster way would work,' Intel announced Wednesday."
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17-Year-Old Wins Intel's $100K Science Prize

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  • Haters gonna hate (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Palmsie (1550787) on Wednesday March 16, 2011 @02:42PM (#35507658)

    There is a whole lot of hate in the above comments. Especially within a website that values science, math, and technology, why should he be shunned? We need more people who are willing to make the necessary sacrifices (e.g. social, monetary, etc) to devote all of their energy toward progressing humanity forward.

    Good for him. Keep it up. Go invent something even better. And next time, bring some people along with you so even more people can see the value in science and the scientific process. It's a shame that society doesn't value these walks of life when they govern everything we do in the modern world.

  • by xophos (517934) on Wednesday March 16, 2011 @02:57PM (#35507820)

    When i try to read more than the abstract, they want some kind of login.
    Please next time spare us the teasing and ignore news without content.

  • by gstoddart (321705) on Wednesday March 16, 2011 @02:58PM (#35507824) Homepage

    The hate is directed at the entry at a fundamental level. He deserves a pat on the back, but "teenager wins competition for teenagers" doesn't exactly merit a ./ nod.

    Why not? He accomplished something in the field of mathematics.

    If that isn't "news for nerds", then I don't know what is -- it's far more interesting than hearing that Taco visited Lucasfilm but can't tell us anything about it other than a showing picture of him in front of a Yoda statue.

  • by mug funky (910186) on Wednesday March 16, 2011 @06:01PM (#35509874)

    please, no URL shorteners. this isn't twitter, and i don't know if you're hiding a goatse behind that.

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