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It's easy to 'scramble' a Rubik's cube so no squares of the same color are touching each other. The moves U2 D2 R2 L2 F2 B2 accomplish that.

Magic cube

A side with no squares of the same color nearby requires that the colors are not touching horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Like this:

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The question is: Can you 'scramble' a cube so there are no squares with the same color nearby in all sides?

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Here is one possibility

U D' R2 L2 F B'

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The simplest way must be

S E2 M

which looks like this:

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Now that I look at Bennett Bernardoni's answer, it seems to be doing exactly the same thing, except using face turns only.

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We can categorize them as slice moves , and the list can be:

S E2 M

S2 E M

S E M2

S2 M E

S M2 E

S M E2,

after that all positions are just symmetry, in fact these 6 configurutions are related in symmetry too to one another, but just to show the possibilities , I have illustrated them.

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