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The following is a list of past news items that ran on the [[Main Page]]:
 
The following is a list of past news items that ran on the [[Main Page]]:
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==2019==
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* '''Jan 16-18''': Four new [[minstrel]]s  are found, plus a lucky connection of an existing minstrel to [[knightwave]], creating for the first time a [[grammar]] that allows for an infinite number of distinct [[elementary]] [[knightship]]s.
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* '''Jan 10''': A new period-24 oscillator, [[dueling banjos]], turns up in an [[apgsearch]] soup search. Uses so far include a smaller [[period-24 glider gun]], with associated improvements to p16 and p48 glider guns and a p48 LWSS gun.
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* '''Jan 3-7''': Record-setting [[diehard]]s are found by [[Rob Liston]] and [[Apple Bottom]] via [[apgsearch]].
  
 
==2018==
 
==2018==
* <!-- Dec 7 --> A new oblique [[camelship]], much smaller and lower population than the [[Spaceship#Adjustable_spaceships|Gemini 3 variant]] from 2010, is completed by Chris Cain.
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* '''Dec 7''': A new oblique [[camelship]], much smaller and lower population than the [[Spaceship#Adjustable_spaceships|Gemini 3 variant]] from 2010, is completed by Chris Cain.
* <!-- Dec 2 --> The value of V, the lowest number for which an oscillator can be constructed with strict [[volatility]] 1 for that or any higher period, is reduced to [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=66138#p66138 3,506,909 ticks].
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* '''Dec 2''': The value of V, the lowest number for which an oscillator can be constructed with strict [[volatility]] 1 for that or any higher period, is reduced to [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=66138#p66138 3,506,909 ticks].
* <!-- Nov 30 --> Adam P. Goucher sets another new record using the latest apgsearch by finding "Homer", a [[42883M|16x16 methuselah with a lifespan of 42883 ticks]].
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* '''Nov 30''': Adam P. Goucher sets another new record using the latest apgsearch by finding "Homer", a [[42883M|16x16 methuselah with a lifespan of 42883 ticks]].
* <!-- Nov 28 --> An update to [[slsparse]] allows it to recognize [[45-degree MWSS-to-G]] converters in any orientation, and use unidirectional [[slow salvo]] recipes to construct them.
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* '''Nov 28''': An update to [[slsparse]] allows it to recognize [[45-degree MWSS-to-G]] converters in any orientation, and use unidirectional [[slow salvo]] recipes to construct them.
* <!-- Nov 18 --> Entity Valkyrie discovers a new period-13 [[FNG]] suppression mechanism, allowing the [[true]] [[period-52 glider gun]] to be reduced to less than a seventh of its previous size.
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* '''Nov 18''': Entity Valkyrie discovers a new period-13 [[FNG]] suppression mechanism, allowing the [[true]] [[period-52 glider gun]] to be reduced to less than a seventh of its previous size.
* <!-- Nov 12 --> A working [[0E0P metacell]] is announced by [[Adam P. Goucher]], along with [https://b3s23life.blogspot.com/2018/11/new-tools-for-self-construction.html several improvements] to [[slmake]], the program used to compile the metacell.
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* '''Nov 12''': A working [[0E0P metacell]] is announced by [[Adam P. Goucher]], along with [https://b3s23life.blogspot.com/2018/11/new-tools-for-self-construction.html several improvements] to [[slmake]], the program used to compile the metacell.
* <!-- Oct 31 --> An update to [[apgsearch]] sets another new record by finding a [[42100M|16x16 methuselah]] with a lifespan of 42,100 ticks.
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* '''Oct 31''': An update to [[apgsearch]] sets another new record by finding a [[42100M|16x16 methuselah]] with a lifespan of 42,100 ticks.
* <!-- Oct 31 --> A self-constructing "loopship", a new type of spaceship with a non-[[Geminoid]] design, is completed by [[Dave Greene]].
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* '''Oct 31''': A self-constructing "loopship", a new type of spaceship with a non-[[Geminoid]] design, is completed by [[Dave Greene]].
* <!-- Oct 30 --> A [[periodic]] (p5 or p4) [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=65290#p65198 quinti-Snark] is constructed by Tanner Jacobi, with the usual implications for reductions to the glider gun collection.
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* '''Oct 30''': A [[periodic]] (p5 or p4) [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=65290#p65198 quinti-Snark] is constructed by Tanner Jacobi, with the usual implications for reductions to the glider gun collection.
* <!-- Oct 29 --> [[apgluxe]] v4.56-[[lifelib|ll]]2.0.5 and [[Catagolue]] add support for [[BSFKL]] rules.
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* '''Oct 29''': [[apgluxe]] v4.56-[[lifelib|ll]]2.0.5 and [[Catagolue]] add support for [[BSFKL]] rules.
* <!-- Oct 28 --> A record-setting 39,693-tick methuselah, [[Wilma]], is discovered by [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=&p=65124#p65124 Rob Liston] using a custom FPGA [[soup]] searcher.
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* '''Oct 28''': A record-setting 39,693-tick methuselah, [[Wilma]], is discovered by [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=&p=65124#p65124 Rob Liston] using a custom FPGA [[soup]] searcher.
* <!-- Oct 27 --> An [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=65112#p65111 new LWSS synthesis] by [[Chris Cain]] allows for [[LWSS]], [[MWSS]], and [[HWSS]] guns with [[pseudo]] [[period]]s as low as 18.  18 is the minimum for HWSS streams.)
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* '''Oct 27''': An [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=65112#p65111 new LWSS synthesis] by [[Chris Cain]] allows for [[LWSS]], [[MWSS]], and [[HWSS]] guns with [[pseudo]] [[period]]s as low as 18.  18 is the minimum for HWSS streams.)
* <!-- Oct 21 --> [[Hartmut Holzwart]] completes a [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64968#p64968 two-dimensionally extensible wick-supporting pushalong] with a minimum width of over a thousand cells.
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* '''Oct 21''': [[Hartmut Holzwart]] completes a [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64968#p64968 two-dimensionally extensible wick-supporting pushalong] with a minimum width of over a thousand cells.
* <!-- Oct 21 --> New [[Orthogonoid]]s with periods 2<sup>27</sup> and 2<sup>28</sup> are [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64949#p64949 constructed] by [[Dave Greene]], followed by a 2<sup>25</sup> version by [[Adam P. Goucher]].
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* '''Oct 21''': New [[Orthogonoid]]s with periods 2<sup>27</sup> and 2<sup>28</sup> are [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64949#p64949 constructed] by [[Dave Greene]], followed by a 2<sup>25</sup> version by [[Adam P. Goucher]].
* <!-- Oct 12 --> A new [[:Category:Oscillators with period 14|period-14]] [[oscillator]], [[34P14.1]], is found by 'carybe'.
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* '''Oct 12''': A new [[:Category:Oscillators with period 14|period-14]] [[oscillator]], [[34P14.1]], is found by 'carybe'.
* <!-- Oct 11 --> Christoph R. [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64623#p64623 discovers] a [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64627#p64627 new Fireship tagalong].
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* '''Oct 11''': Christoph R. [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64623#p64623 discovers] a [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64627#p64627 new Fireship tagalong].
* <!-- Oct 10 --> [[Dave Greene]] [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64590#p64590 completes the construction] of two new [[HashLife]]-friendly [[Demonoid]]s.
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* '''Oct 10''': [[Dave Greene]] [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64590#p64590 completes the construction] of two new [[HashLife]]-friendly [[Demonoid]]s.
* <!-- Oct 07 --> [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64619#p64489 A complex 140-glider synthesis] of a c/2 signal traveling along a diagonal long<sup>N</sup> barge [[wire]] is completed by Martin Grant.
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* '''Oct 07''': [http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64619#p64489 A complex 140-glider synthesis] of a c/2 signal traveling along a diagonal long<sup>N</sup> barge [[wire]] is completed by Martin Grant.
* <!-- Oct 03 --> A [http://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64315#p64315 p4 [[bouncer]] reflector] is constructed by Arie Paap.  With the p9 reflector, this completes the set of [[colour-changing]] and [[colour-preserving]] reflectors with periods from 4 to 9.
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* '''Oct 03''': A [http://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64315#p64315 p4 [[bouncer]] reflector] is constructed by Arie Paap.  With the p9 reflector, this completes the set of [[colour-changing]] and [[colour-preserving]] reflectors with periods from 4 to 9.
* <!-- Oct 02 --> A p9 reflector is discovered [http://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1452&start=1750#p64309 by Matthias Merzenich and "carybe"] based on Noam Elkies' [[bouncer]] reaction.  This is the first reflector capable of reflecting a p27 glider stream.
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* '''Oct 02''': A p9 reflector is discovered [http://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1452&start=1750#p64309 by Matthias Merzenich and "carybe"] based on Noam Elkies' [[bouncer]] reaction.  This is the first reflector capable of reflecting a p27 glider stream.
* <!-- Oct 02 --> A [[true]] p33 gun is discovered [http://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3552&p=64281#p64266 by Arie Paap and Matthias Merzenich].
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* '''Oct 02''': A [[true]] p33 gun is discovered [http://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3552&p=64281#p64266 by Arie Paap and Matthias Merzenich].
* <!-- Sep 27 --> A [[true]] [[p52 gun]] is [http://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64084#p64084 completed by a collaborative effort].
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* '''Sep 27''': A [[true]] [[p52 gun]] is [http://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64084#p64084 completed by a collaborative effort].
* <!-- Sep 9 --> [[Dave Greene]] completes the construction of a stable [[line crosser]] with a [[repeat time]] of 501 ticks.
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* '''Sep 9''': [[Dave Greene]] completes the construction of a stable [[line crosser]] with a [[repeat time]] of 501 ticks.
* <!-- Jul 15/19 --> The [[Minstrel]]s, a group of [[tagalong]]s for [[Sir Robin]], are discovered.
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* '''Jul 15/19''': The [[Minstrel]]s, a group of [[tagalong]]s for [[Sir Robin]], are discovered.
* <!-- Jun 14 --> The [https://b3s23life.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-meaning-of-life-is-42-but-cost-of.html construction] of a [[reverse caber-tosser]] shows that any [[glider synthesis|glider-constructible]] object can be constructed with at most 35 [[glider]]s.
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* '''Jun 14''': The [https://b3s23life.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-meaning-of-life-is-42-but-cost-of.html construction] of a [[reverse caber-tosser]] shows that any [[glider synthesis|glider-constructible]] object can be constructed with at most 35 [[glider]]s.
* <!-- Apr 04 --> A [[p3 bumper|p3 reflector]] is discovered by Arie Paap based on Tanner Jacobi's [[bumper]] reaction.  This is the first reflector capable of reflecting a p39 glider stream.
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* '''Apr 04''': A [[p3 bumper|p3 reflector]] is discovered by Arie Paap based on Tanner Jacobi's [[bumper]] reaction.  This is the first reflector capable of reflecting a p39 glider stream.
* <!-- Mar 06 --> [[Sir Robin]], the first [[elementary]] [[knightship]] in [[Conway's Game of Life|Life]], is discovered by [[Adam P. Goucher]] and [[Tomas Rokicki|Tom Rokicki]].
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* '''Mar 06''': [[Sir Robin]], the first [[elementary]] [[knightship]] in [[Conway's Game of Life|Life]], is discovered by [[Adam P. Goucher]] and [[Tomas Rokicki|Tom Rokicki]].
* <!-- Feb 19 --> The [[2-engine Cordership]] wins the 2017 [[Pattern of the Year]] competition, with [[Tanner's p46]] taking second place.
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* '''Feb 19''': The [[2-engine Cordership]] wins the 2017 [[Pattern of the Year]] competition, with [[Tanner's p46]] taking second place.
  
 
==Also see==
 
==Also see==
 
* [[LifeWiki:Did you know archive]]
 
* [[LifeWiki:Did you know archive]]

Revision as of 00:26, 5 February 2019

The following is a list of past news items that ran on the Main Page:

2019

2018

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