Further reading

Encyclopedia Britannica (www.britannica.com) contains a wealth of information, both specialist and general, on many of the topics discussed here.

The Scientific American website (www.sciam.com) has an interesting 'ask the experts' section, including further information on DNA computing.

The potential power of distributed computing is well demonstrated at the website www.distributed.net

For more information about hearing, see Springer handbook of auditory research: the cochlea 1996 (eds. P. Dallos, A. N. Pooper & R. R. Fay). New York: Springer.

The Intel website (www.intel.com) contains an article

(/pressroom/archive/backgrnd/cn71898a.htm) that describes the full history of the commodity microprocessor since its launch in 1968.

For a more technical presentation of all the topics discussed here, please refer to: Kolston, P. J. 2000 Finite-element modelling: a new tool for the biologist. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A 358, 611-631.

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