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[–] alphasnail 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I wonder what the significance is of the pattern and how can it be applied for something useful? If nothing else still really cool that they discovered that.

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[–] MaFishTacosDaBombBro 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Perhaps new materials can be developed that have the same crystal structure as that mapped out by primes.

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[–] webrustler 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Might be useful to crack encryption more easily?

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[–] ShinyVoater 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The problem there is one of factorization, so I'm not too sure it will help much. However, it should make it easier to discover even larger primes to work with, so encryption may become more secure as a result.