Precision Is Nature’s Gift to Technology

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Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek explores the secrets of the cosmos. Read previous columns here. Precision is a powerful tool, but it can be hard to come by. That theme, with variations, is a leitmotif of science, organic life and modern technology. It is sounding again today, at the frontier of quantum computing. Consider biology. Complex organisms store their essential operating systems—instructions for how to build cells and keep them going—within long DNA molecules. Those basic programs must be read out and translated into chemical events. Errors in translation can be catastrophic, resulting in defective, dysfunctional proteins or even in cancers. So biology has evolved an elaborate machinery of repair and proofreading to keep error rates low—around one per billion operations. A series of complicated...

Mother’s Day 2021 Gifts: 5 Gadgets for the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

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Mother's Day 2021 is here, and people who've left it off the list till now should probably focus on getting something great that comes a little late instead by skipping the flowers, chocolates and other cliches — get some great gadgets instead because any mother would appreciate something practical that can be used for the whole year. On this Mother's Day, we've listed a few gifts that would be a great pick for your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, or just to say thank you to the women in your life. These picks will be useful on all days, and not just Mother's Day. Here are our top Mother's Day 2021 gadget gift ideas. 1. Samsung Galaxy M31According to Amazon's page, the most gifted smartphone right now is the Samsung Galaxy M20 (review). That sounds like a good place to start, but the Galaxy M20 launched in 2019, and we can find some more...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide for 2021: Books, Movies, Gadgets, and More

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, but we’ve got you covered with these great gifting options. All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Mother’s Day is right around the corner (literally), and if you haven’t quite settled on a gift, there’s no need to stress. To help with your shopping list, we put together a gifting guide so that you can choose the perfect present for your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, friends, and anyone else who deserves to be celebrated on Mother’s Day. Being that we have less than a week to go, Amazon Prime is probably your best bet to get items in a hurry. Amazon Prime members get...