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Message 883000 - Posted: 7 Apr 2009, 5:36:41 UTC

Hal, Call Your Office: Computers That Act Like Physicists

By KENNETH CHANG

Published: April 07, 2009
Isaac, meet Hal.

Theoretical physicists are not yet obsolete, but scientists have taken steps toward replacing themselves.
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Message 883136 - Posted: 7 Apr 2009, 21:14:55 UTC

For some reason I couldn't open the website. I tried cutting and pasting the url direct but get an error message.

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Message 883238 - Posted: 8 Apr 2009, 1:42:12 UTC - in response to Message 883000.

ME TOO! I tried the link and called my office - NO ANSWER!
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Message 883262 - Posted: 8 Apr 2009, 3:07:32 UTC

I clicked the link and it attempted to download a file. Not exactly friendly.
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Message 883307 - Posted: 8 Apr 2009, 6:22:45 UTC - in response to Message 883262.

Here's the correct link for the article:

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Message 883513 - Posted: 8 Apr 2009, 20:48:35 UTC - in response to Message 883307.

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Message 883639 - Posted: 9 Apr 2009, 5:07:05 UTC - in response to Message 883513.

Argh, sorry about that, forgot I was logged in when I C&P'd that link. Here ya go--again!:

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Message 883687 - Posted: 9 Apr 2009, 14:02:02 UTC





. . . so, NOW - we have something to 'virtually' check out the 'ERROR 1714' that has occurred @ Berkeley for many years:



The Cornell computer program uses a technique called genetic programming that starts with random guesses

at a solution

and then employs an evolution-inspired algorithm

to shuffle and change pieces of the equations

until it finds a solution that works . . .




. . . calling Dr. Korpela - Eric, 'Are you there' ? [Praying ;)]

full text of Article - Registration required @ SCIENCE / AAAS


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