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Being Isaac Newton: Computer Derives Natural Laws From Raw Data
April 2, 2009
If Isaac Newton had access to a supercomputer, he'd have had it watch apples fall--and let it figure out the physical matters. But the computer would have needed to run an algorithm, just developed by Cornell researchers, which can derive natural laws from observed data.
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