Watch Man Solve World's Largest Rubik's Cube—And Try Not To Get Dizzy

If watching the rapid flip of the colors doesn't make you queasy, take a gander at this astounding timelapse video, which shows Kenneth Brandon tackling a 17x17x17 Rubik's Cube-type puzzle. He speeds the whole thing up, so that the puzzle goes from scrambled to solved in just six minutes. » 1/02/15 2:40pm 1/02/15 2:40pm

All of These Buildings Were Inspired by the Rubik's Cube

The addictive puzzle known as Rubik's Cube isn't just a 1980s icon. It has also become a major inspiration for architects. Here are buildings that look like large-scale versions of the famous twisty box — sometimes by design, and sometimes just by happy accident. » 11/14/14 3:00pm 11/14/14 3:00pm

Lego Robot With a Smartphone Brain Shatters Rubik's Cube World Record

Cubestormer 3 is a robot with just one job—to solve a scrambled Rubik's Cube as swiftly as possible. Today, at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, UK, it did the task in an astounding 3.253 seconds, faster than any human or robot in the world. Just look at that thing go. » 3/15/14 2:00pm 3/15/14 2:00pm

Watch an entire building transform into a playable Rubik's Cube

Spanish artist and designer Javier Lloret has managed to convert Austria's Ars Electronica Center into a gigantic and functional Rubik's Cube. Called Puzzle Facade, it works by sending signals to a ready-built LED-lit wall using a 3D-printed interface-cube. » 12/04/13 7:20am 12/04/13 7:20am

The Absolute Best Optical Illusions of 2012

2012 was a pretty epic year for visual trickery. We stared through telescopes, transfixed by Venus' cosmic trick of the light; gaped in disbelief at a Rubik's Cube that wasn't; and watched with morbid curiosity as celebrities transformed into grotesque mutations of their former selves. » 12/28/12 3:00pm 12/28/12 3:00pm

Watch people constructing a 26-foot-high, fully playable Rubik's Cube

Over at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, a group of artists from GroovLabs are building a giant, playable Rubik's Cube as part of the museum's "Puzzle Palooza," starting October 1. There is truly nothing more magnificent than this Cube. » 9/15/11 11:54am 9/15/11 11:54am

Watch a robot finish a Rubik's Cube in 15 seconds

Rubik's Cubes can be absolutely infuriating. If you've ever been bedeviled by one of these variegated frustration boxes, you'll get a kick out of this Rubik's-solving robot mercilessly destroying the puzzle in a scant 15 seconds. » 12/25/10 9:00am 12/25/10 9:00am

So you're buying someone a Rubik's Cube? Provide some instructions too!

Getting someone a Rubik's Cube? Shame on you. That's a horrible thing to do. If you must do it, also give them this list of links to online guides to solving the tiny cubic bundles of frustration. » 12/02/10 3:00pm 12/02/10 3:00pm