A 14-year-old boy designs a computer program to speed up the operation of applications





A 14-year-old boy designs a computer program to speed up the operation of applications



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Hello. I am Noel King. Akilan Sankaran, 14, is on his school’s athletics team. He plays piano, flute and drums. And yet, he still found the time to design a computer program that makes your applications run faster. His program calculates anti-prime numbers, which are used in everyday software, and his discoveries won him first prize in the Broadcom Masters, an engineering competition for middle school students. His next goal is to become an astrophysicist.

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