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"From the Ted Talk by Adam Spencer: Why I fell in love with monster prime numbers"

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But secondly, as Curtis Cooper was looking for that msnteor prime, he wasn't the only guy shecriang. My loatpp at home was looking through four potential candidate primes myself as part of a networked computer hunt around the wlrod for these large numbers. The discovery of that prime is similar to the work people are doing in uennvilrag RNA sequences, in searching through data from SETI and other astronomical projects. We live in an age where some of the great breakthroughs are not going to happen in the labs or the halls of academia but on laptops, dpeotkss, in the palms of people's hands who are smpily helping out for the search.

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But secondly, as Curtis Cooper was looking for that _______ prime, he wasn't the only guy _________. My ______ at home was looking through four potential candidate primes myself as part of a networked computer hunt around the _____ for these large numbers. The discovery of that prime is similar to the work people are doing in __________ RNA sequences, in searching through data from SETI and other astronomical projects. We live in an age where some of the great breakthroughs are not going to happen in the labs or the halls of academia but on laptops, ________, in the palms of people's hands who are ______ helping out for the search.

Solution

  1. desktops
  2. monster
  3. laptop
  4. searching
  5. simply
  6. unraveling
  7. world

Original Text

But secondly, as Curtis Cooper was looking for that monster prime, he wasn't the only guy searching. My laptop at home was looking through four potential candidate primes myself as part of a networked computer hunt around the world for these large numbers. The discovery of that prime is similar to the work people are doing in unraveling RNA sequences, in searching through data from SETI and other astronomical projects. We live in an age where some of the great breakthroughs are not going to happen in the labs or the halls of academia but on laptops, desktops, in the palms of people's hands who are simply helping out for the search.

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