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It's Not About the Cube

The Rubik's cube turns 40 this year and, to celebrate, Jersey City's Liberty Science Center is hosting a special exhibition devoted to the popular puzzle.

Titled "Beyond Rubik's Cube," the exhibition includes not only early prototypes made of wood and rubber bands but also a model made of 18 karat gold and encrusted with jewels.

Still, "it's not about the cube," says Liberty Science Center CEO Paul Hoffman. "It's about the intersection of engineering, design, and mathematics."

The exhibition opened at the Liberty Science Center on April 26 and will remain there for seven months before embarking on a seven-year world tour.

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Start Date: 
Monday, May 12, 2014