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Author Shasha, Dennis Elliott

Title Natural computing : DNA, quantum bits, and the future of smart machines / Dennis Shasha and Cathy Lazere

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton, [2010]
2010
Edition First edition
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 CCRI-Warwick  QA76.9 .N37 S33 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  QA76.9.N37 S33 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 268 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-250) and index
Contents Adaptive computing. Rodney Brooks : animals rule ; Glenn Reeves and Adrian Stoica : design for a faraway planet ; Louis Qualls : putting evolution on the design team ; Jake Loveless and Amrut Bharambe : riding the Big One ; Nancy Leveson : "It's the system, stupid" -- Harnessing lifestuff. Ned Seeman : at the edge of life ; Paul Rothemund : lifestuff imitates art ; Steve Skiena : programming bugs ; Gerald Sussman : building a billion biocomputers ; Radhika Nagpal : from local to global -- Physics and speed. Monty Denneau : the architect of speed ; David Shaw : Anton and the giant Femtoscope ; Jonathan Mills : doing what comes naturally ; Scott Aaronson : finding a new law of physics -- Natural computing time line
Note The stories in this book draw from interviews with leading scientists. The authors present a vision of computing that will change not only computer science but also fields as disparate as finance, engineering, and medicine.--[book cover]
LC subject Natural computation
Artificial intelligence
Computer scientists
Add Author Lazere, Cathy A
ISBN 9780393336832 (pbk.) :
0393336832