‘A Swiss cheese-like material’ that can solve equations…

The field of metamaterials involves designing complicated, composite structures, some of which can manipulate electromagnetic waves in ways that are impossible in naturally occurring materials.  For Nader Engheta of the School of Engineering and Applied Science,…

Why I Switched From Python to Clojure

First – a bit of background. When I first started learning programming, I started with a course in high school that focused on Java. From there, I decided I wanted to work for a start-up…

Your Cortex Contains 17 Billion Computers

So they exist: but why does this local spike change the way we think about the brain as a computer? Because the dendrites of a pyramidal neuron contain many separate branches. And each can sum-up-and-spit-out-a-spike.…