The current world record for solving a Rubik's cube is 3.47 seconds. Could it be faster? WIRED's Robbie Gonzalez explores the mind-boggling math and finger-twisting world of speed cubing. Read more on this story from Robbie on WIRED.com: https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-solve-a-rubiks-cube-in-5-seconds-or-less/
Here are some links for some of the information and cubers we consulted:
World Cube Association
Tom Rokicki's Paper on "God's Number"
MIT Robot (built by Ben Katz & Jared Di Carlo) Breaks Rubik's Cube Record
World Record-Holder Feliks Zemdegs
Competitive Cuber Tiffany Chien from the Rubik's Cube Club at Berkeley
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