Four short links: 15 April 2016
Building Economic Models, Living in a Computer Simulation, Distributed Ledgers, and 3D-Imaged DNA
- How to Build an Economic Model in Your Spare Time (PDF) — Hal Varian’s article is to economics research what The Manual by the KLF is to pop music.
- Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? (Scientific American) — an overview of the kind of scientific argument one normally has in the pub rather than Scientific American.
- Intel Ledger — open source experimental distributed ledger from Intel, described here.
- Berkeley Lab captures first high-res 3D images of DNA segments (Kurzweil) — “This is the first time for directly visualizing an individual double-strand DNA segment in 3D.”