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Bacterial Computing: Using E. coli to Solve the Burnt Pancake Problem
Laurie J. Heyer, Jeffrey L. Poet, Marian L. Broderick, Phillip E. C. Compeau, James O. Dickson and W. Lance Harden
Vol. 17, No. 3 (February 2010), pp. 5-10
Published by: Mathematical Association of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/194762110x489242
Page Count: 6
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Abstract By building a working computer inside living cells, this interdisciplinary team of students and faculty has given new meaning to “brute force” by employing millions of bacteria to solve a sticky pancake flipping problem.
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