In this issue...
- The Mind’s Eye
REVEALING THE BRAIN’S INGENIOUS SYSTEM FOR UNDERSTANDING WHAT WE SEE
A Quintillion Matters
CAN EXASCALE COMPUTING HELP US UNDERSTAND EXTREME MATERIALS?
- The Stuff That DREAM Is Made Of
INNOVATIVE SOFTWARE WARNS OF MAGNETIC STORMS IN SPACE
About the Cover: The human visual cortex is capable of interpreting complex and confusing scenes in a small fraction of a second. Few people would fail to distinguish the two dogs from the background in the cover artwork, whereas few computers would be up to the task. Los Alamos scientists are developing new methods to understand how the brain processes its visual inputs—an important step toward developing artificial (robotic) eyesight and understanding how the brain performs any of the remarkably complex tasks it seems to handle effortlessly every day. Two Blue Collars, a serigraph by Dick Mason, is reprinted here with permission from the Windsor Betts gallery in Santa Fe, NM.
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