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Category Archives: Leonardo’s Corner
In my archeological exploration of old computer files, I came across to another simple but interesting Amiga Basic program that I programmed in 1989. It is named “Foglie”, the Italian name for leaves.
Cellular automata (CA) is a vast and interesting topic of computer science and mathematics with important applications in many areas of science.
The pigmy moths of the family Nepticulidae are the smallest Lepidoptera.
Il gioco Life fu inventato negli anni ’70 dal prolifico matematico John H. Conway (vedi  per la sua biografia) ed è diventato famoso dopo la pubblicazione di Martin Gardner nella sua rubrica di matematica amatoriale sulla rivista Scientific … Continue reading
The game of Life was invented in the ’70 by the prolific mathematician John H. Conway (see  for his biography). It becomes famous after Martin Gardner wrote about in his famous column in the Scientific American magazine [1,2].
Italy 1989, it was the age of Commodore Amiga with its BOING demo, the bouncing ball that conquest the heart of the millions of young people living the microcomputer revolution.
Super-hydrophobic surfaces are ubiquitous in nature: if you just walk in a park with ornamental ponds, you may see Lotus’ leaves floating on the water surface.