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Nancy Forbes

Nancy Forbes works as a science and technology analyst for

the federal government. She has advanced degrees both in physics and the humanities, and has served as a contributing editor for The Industrial Physicist and Computing in Science and Engineering.

Titles by This Author

How Biology Is Inspiring Computing

As computers and the tasks they perform become increasingly complex, researchers are looking to nature—as model and as metaphor—for inspiration. The organization and behavior of biological organisms present scientists with an invitation to reinvent computing for the complex tasks of the future. In Imitation of Life, Nancy Forbes surveys the emerging field of biologically inspired computing, looking at some of the most impressive and influential examples of this fertile synergy.