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Natural Computing DNA, Quantum Bits, and the Future of Smart Machines

ISBN-10: 0393336832

ISBN-13: 9780393336832

Edition: 2010

Authors: Cathy Lazere, Dennis Shasha

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/17/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Dennis E. Shasha , professor of computer science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, writes the "Puzzling Adventures" column in Scientific American . He lives in New York City.

Preface
Adaptive Computing
Animals Rule
Design for a Faraway Planet
Putting Evolution on the Design Team
Riding the Big One
"It's the System, Stupid"
Harnessing Lifestuff
At the Edge of Life
Lifestuff Imitates Art
Programming Bugs
Building a Billion Biocomputers
From Local to Global
Physics and Speed
The Architect of Speed
Anton and the Giant Femtoscope
Doing What Comes Naturally
Finding a New Law of Physics
Epilogue
Natural Computing Time Line
Acknowledgments
References
Index