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Data in Astronomy
Originally published in 1989, this book provides a comprehensive account of how to handle astronomical data. Descriptions of data acquisition, handling, and interpretation are included. The advice starts with chapters on observatories and…

Dat is Big data wat het is, hoe het werkt, wat het oplevert
Als er tegenwoordig één nieuwe hype lijkt te bestaan, dan is het wel ‘Big Data’. De explosieve groei aan digitale gegevens wordt door marketing managers, multinationals en overheden triomfantelijk binnengehaald als het nieuwe goud. De datarevolutie…

Edges of Reality
May (computer science, George Mason U. and Virginia Tech) explores the limits of computer intelligence and human consciousness, arguing that computers will never be as powerful as science fiction leads us to believe. He romps through the sciences in…

The future does not compute
Stephen Talbott's The Future Does Not Compute has been widely touted as a neo-Luddite anti-computer tract. This sort of pigeonholing makes it easy to ignore the profound and disturbing questions Talbott raises about our machine-dominated society. The…

Quantum computing since Democritus
Written by noted quantum computing theorist Scott Aaronson, this book takes readers on a tour through some of the deepest ideas of maths, computer science and physics. Full of insights, arguments and philosophical perspectives, the book covers an…
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