computers and classical computers have about
as much in common as atoms and baseballs.
But rather than forcing programmers to dig
out their old physics textbooks, some researchers
are trying to stretch standard programming
languages to encompass quantum computing.
The trick is making quantum mechanical weirdness
look like any other piece of hardware.
Evolutionary computing is usually about making everybody
better. It turns out that for complicated problems
keeping the losers around is the way to go.
paint clear picture
Chop nanotubes. Mix with paste. Roll evenly onto
glass. Add wire mesh. Top with just a dash of electricity.
Serve at high resolution.
the deck cools microdevices
When highflying MEMS can't take the heat, knocking
them to the floor can be a good way to keep them
from burning out.
fields move microbeads
Tiny gold wires can lead magnetic microbeads by
the nose. This manipulative relationship bodes well
for delivering drugs to individual cells.