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Robotic Mold

grshutt Physarum boats: If plasmodium sailed . . . (118 comments)

Professor Andy Adamatzky has published a number of papers on plasmodium computing. See his web page at UWE Bristol:

and the video complimentary material for the article "Physarum boats: If plasmodium sailed it would never leave a port" at:

The video requires a Intel Indeo 5 decoder plugin.

more than 4 years ago

Mathematics Reading List For High School Students?

grshutt Re:Courant-Robbins (630 comments)

I am glad to see that someone has already recommended What is Mathematics? An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods (1941; 1996). Even though my background is not in mathematics, I have always found Courant and Robbins's exposition clear and engaging.

more than 5 years ago

Good Physics Books For a Math PhD Student?

grshutt Re:Books (418 comments)

In addition to Feynman's lectures, you might want to look at the following:

Holton, Gerald, and Stephen G. Brush. Physics, the Human Adventure: From Copernicus to Einstein and Beyond. 3rd ed. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2001.

This is the third edition of the classic text Introduction to Concepts and Theories in Physical Science, something of a landmark title in science education in that Holton makes full use of the history and the philosophy of science in presenting physics concepts.

It's a marvelous book!

more than 5 years ago



Correction to "Nanotech Memory Could Hold Data

grshutt grshutt writes  |  more than 5 years ago

grshutt writes "The statement "Details of the process are available at the American Chemical Society for $30" is not wholly correct. The article is available for free from the Zettl Group's web page at:

It's article number 361:

361. G.E. Begtrup, W. Gannett, T. D. Yuzvinsky, V. H. Crespi and A. Zettl. Nanoscale reversible mass transport for archival memory. Nano Lett. 9 (5), 1835-1838 (2009)."


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