Monthly Archives: March 2011


All those books that Google has been scanning for the past ten years are surprisingly rich in numbers as well as words. The Google Books data set released last December by a Harvard-Google team includes (by my count) 9,620,835,344 occurrences of 458,794 distinct … Continue reading

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More on the memristor meme

I have two postscripts to my American Scientist column on memristors and the  related posting here on bit-player. First up is a charming preprint by Yuriy V. Pershin and Massimiliano Di Ventra on “Solving mazes with memristors: a massively-parallel approach.” The … Continue reading

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