3 posts tagged with science by Cool Papa Bell.
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Where did I read about three rules determining how the robots run the factory?

Help me find a half-remembered anecdote about robotics and computing taking a cue from ant- or bee-like, hive-mind biological processes -- a story about a car factory's paint process organized with just three rules. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Nov 3, 2009 - 2 answers

More William Gibson please

Book like William Gibson's Pattern Recognition and Spook Country. Near-future, near-science fiction, non-fantasy, non-artsy-fartsy, delving into technological culture. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Oct 22, 2009 - 38 answers

Where's my Soviet jetpack?

Soviet science: Besides the obvious topic of space exploration, name some examples of post World War II Soviet science that were so good, they entered global, widespread use without much modification and are perhaps still in use today. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Mar 2, 2009 - 8 answers

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