Category: Science

Getting the Message: A History of Communications by Laszlo Solymar

By Laszlo Solymar

The prior century has obvious advancements in communications know-how that rival these in the other box of human task. major advances are made each year, and the impression on our day by day lives has been super. Getting the message explores the attention-grabbing background of communications, beginning with historical civilizations, the Greeks and Romans, then best during the improvement of the electrical telegraph, and as much as the current day with e mail and mobile telephones. In transparent, non-technical language the ebook explains the main points of every new improvement whereas interweaving rules from politics, economics, and cultural heritage. The ebook concludes with a glance on the attainable destiny advancements and the way they could extra rework how we are living. Lavishly illustrated and together with many unique illustrations, the ebook is an informative and hugely wonderful advisor to this energetic box.

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Transforming Science in South Africa: Development, by R. Sooryamoorthy

By R. Sooryamoorthy

This booklet is vital for somebody drawn to figuring out how technological know-how works nationally and the world over within the modern global. It bargains a entire research of medical collaboration and its relation to improvement and the productiveness of scientists, with particular connection with South Africa in either the prior and the current.

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MATLAB: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem by Stormy Attaway

By Stormy Attaway

MATLAB has develop into the normal software program software for fixing clinical and engineering difficulties because of its robust integrated services and its skill to software. Assuming no wisdom of programming, this booklet courses the reader via either programming and integrated features to simply take advantage of MATLAB's broad services for tackling engineering problems.

The ebook begins with programming techniques, similar to variables, assignments, and choice statements, strikes directly to loops, after which solves difficulties utilizing either the programming suggestion and the ability of MATLAB. In-depth assurance is given to input/output, an issue basic to many engineering applications.

The 3rd version of MATLAB: a pragmatic creation to Programming and challenge fixing has been up-to-date to mirror the performance of the present model of MATLAB. It positive aspects new and revised end-of-chapter workouts, more suitable assurance of loops and vectorizing, and extra engineering purposes to assist the reader examine this software program software in context.

* provides programming options and MATLAB integrated capabilities side-by-side
* Systematic, step by step technique, construction on recommendations in the course of the booklet, facilitating more straightforward learning
* Sections on universal pitfalls and programming directions direct scholars in the direction of top perform

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Harnessing the genie : science and technology forecasting by Office of Air Force History, U.S. Air Force

By Office of Air Force History, U.S. Air Force

This monograph at the forecasting of long-range Air strength technology all started as an try and describe the 5 significant clinical stories undertaken by means of the U.S. military Air Forces (USAAF)/U.S. Air strength (USAF) because the finish of global struggle II. those stories integrated towards New Horizons (1945), the Woods gap summer season reports (1957-1958), undertaking Forecast (1964), New Horizons II (1975), and venture Forecast II (1986). They appeared at the beginning to symbolize not anything greater than remoted efforts to foretell the technological destiny. yet presently after beginning learn at the topic, it turned transparent that numerous topics associated the 5 experiences. instead of a suite of unrelated analyses, universal threads have been visible to run via them. the belief of this trend used to be marvelous. Taken at face worth, the studies solely varied. They weren't produced in anybody position; they weren't directed through individuals with related backgrounds or educations. either in quantity and sort of individuals, they differed greatly. Methodologies weren't in any respect uniform. Their conclusions different considerably. in reality, they didn't also have a similar reasons. towards New Horizons was once initiated to summarize the main complex air strength applied sciences of worldwide warfare II and undertaking them into the long run . The Woods gap summer time reviews geared up 1000s of educational scientists to foretell the fast and long term army makes use of of house. undertaking Forecast had the mandate of revitalizing Air strength pondering by way of linking nationwide coverage matters to clinical vistas and new weapon platforms. New Horizons II endeavored to indicate the best way towards technological advancements in a interval of anticipated shortage. eventually, venture Forecast II sought to infuse the Air strength laboratories with new avenues of uncomplicated technology examine. therefore, for quite a few inner and exterior purposes, at approximately ten 12 months durations because the moment global warfare, the Air strength introduced significant technology and expertise forecasts.

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The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument by Jessica Riskin

By Jessica Riskin

This present day, a systematic clarification isn't really intended to ascribe business enterprise to ordinary phenomena: we'd now not say a rock falls since it seeks the heart of the earth. Even for dwelling issues, within the typical sciences and sometimes within the social sciences, an analogous is right. a contemporary botanist wouldn't say that crops pursue sun. This has now not regularly been the case, nor, possibly, was once it inevitable. because the 17th century, many thinkers have made organization, in numerous kinds, primary to science.

The stressed Clock examines the heritage of this precept, banning business enterprise, within the lifestyles sciences. It additionally tells the tale of dissenters embracing the other proposal: that organization is vital to nature. the tale starts off with the automata of early glossy Europe, as versions for the hot technological know-how of dwelling issues, and lines questions of technological know-how and corporation via Descartes, Leibniz, Lamarck, and Darwin, between many others. Mechanist technological know-how, Jessica Riskin exhibits, had an linked theology: the argument from layout, which stumbled on proof for a clothier within the mechanisms of nature. Rejecting such appeals to a supernatural God, the dissenters sought to naturalize enterprise instead of outsourcing it to a “divine engineer.” Their version solid residing issues no longer as passive yet as lively, self-making machines.

The clash among passive- and active-mechanist ways keeps a subterranean lifestyles in present technological know-how, shaping debates in fields reminiscent of evolutionary biology, cognitive technological know-how, and synthetic intelligence. This background delivers not just to notify such debates, but additionally our experience of the probabilities for what it ability to interact in science—and even what it potential to be alive.

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Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Major Medical Breakthroughs by Morton A. Meyers

By Morton A. Meyers

A fascinating and hugely obtainable examine the magnificent position serendipity has performed in probably the most very important scientific discoveries within the 20th century.

Happy Accidents is an engaging, unique, and hugely available examine the miraculous position serendipity has performed in one of the most very important clinical discoveries within the 20th century. What do penicillin, chemotherapy medications, X-rays, Valium, the Pap smear, and Viagra have in universal? They have been every one found unintentionally, stumbled upon within the look for whatever else. within the Nineties, Pfizer had excessive hopes for a brand new drug that might increase blood movement to the guts. As they carried out trials on angina victims, researchers famous a startling impact: whereas the drug didn't have an effect on blood circulate to the center, it did have an effect on blood circulate in different places! Now over six million American males have taken Viagra of their lifetime.

Winston Churchill as soon as stated, “Men sometimes stumble around the fact, yet such a lot of them choose themselves up and hurry off as though not anything has happened.” in the clinical neighborhood, a undeniable stigma is hooked up to probability discovery since it is improperly obvious as natural good fortune. chuffed injuries definitely occur on a daily basis, however it takes intelligence, perception, and creativity to acknowledge a “Eureka, i discovered what I wasn't having a look for!” second and be aware of what to do subsequent. In discussing clinical breakthroughs, Dr. Morton Meyers makes a cogent, hugely attractive argument for a extra inventive, instead of basically linear, method of technology. And it will probably simply keep our lives!
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Secularism and Science in the 21st Century by Ariela Keysar, Barry A. Kosmin

By Ariela Keysar, Barry A. Kosmin

3 vital subject matters are lined: easy methods to mediate the conflict among evolution and creationism: the pedagogical demanding situations of training technological know-how in a spiritual surroundings; and the general public coverage implications of clinical literacy and illiteracy. The eleven scholarly essays symbolize various viewpoints, from "hard" secularism to "soft" secularism to "soft" religiosity.

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The Century of Space Science by Johan A. M. Bleeker, Johannes Geiss, Martin C. E. Huber

By Johan A. M. Bleeker, Johannes Geiss, Martin C. E. Huber (auth.), Johan A. M. Bleeker, Johannes Geiss, Martin C. E. Huber (eds.)

One of the main beautiful good points of the younger self-discipline of area technology is that a number of the unique pioneers and key avid gamers concerned are nonetheless on hand to explain their box. accordingly, at this element in background we're in a distinct place to realize first-hand perception into the sector and its improvement. To this finish, The Century of area Science, a scholarly, authoritative, reference e-book provides a chapter-by-chapter retrospective of house technological know-how as studied within the twentieth century. the extent is educational and specializes in key discoveries, how those have been arrived at, their clinical effects and the way those discoveries complicated the concepts of the foremost gamers concerned.

With over ninety world-class members, corresponding to James Van Allen, Cornelis de Jager, Eugene Parker, Reimar Lüst, and Ernst Stuhlinger, and with a Foreword via Lodewijk Woltjer (past ESO Director General), this ebook may be immensely priceless to readers within the fields of house technology, astronomy, and the background of technological know-how. either educational associations and researchers will locate that this significant reference paintings makes a useful addition to their assortment.

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Building the H Bomb: A Personal History by Kenneth W. Ford

By Kenneth W. Ford

During this attractive clinical memoir, Kenneth Ford recounts the time whilst, in his mid-twenties, he used to be a member of the staff that designed and equipped the 1st hydrogen bomb. He labored with - and secure with - clinical giants of that point reminiscent of Edward Teller, Enrico Fermi, Stan Ulam, John von Neumann, and John Wheeler, and the following deals illuminating insights into the personalities, the strengths, and the quirks of those males. renowned for his skill to provide an explanation for physics to nonspecialists, Ford additionally brings to lifestyles the physics of fission and fusion and gives a short historical past of nuclear technology from the invention of radioactivity in 1896 to the ten-megaton explosion of “Mike” that obliterated a Pacific Island in 1952.

Ford labored at either Los Alamos and Princeton's undertaking Matterhorn, and brings out Matterhorn's significant, yet formerly unheralded contribution to the improvement of the H bomb. outdoors the lab, he drove a battered Chevrolet round New Mexico, a bantam motorbike around the state, and a British roadster round New Jersey. a part of the appeal of Ford's e-book is the best way he leavens his well-researched descriptions of the medical paintings with short stories of his lifestyles clear of guns.

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Polymer Science and Technology : for Engineers and by Richard A. Pethrick

By Richard A. Pethrick

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Polymers and composites are typical for a variety of purposes in engineering and know-how. picking the right fabric that is healthy for goal is a severe determination confronted through engineers and scientists who don't unavoidably have an in-depth wisdom of the chemistry or physics of polymers.This textual content e-book offers a pragmatic perception into the criteria which impact the functionality of a polymer or compositeallowing expert decisions to be made. it's the results of thirty years of educating polymer technology and expertise toengineers and scientists and gives a great beginning from which extra complex examine should be developed.The publication enhances introductory classes on polymers and composites, but in addition includes expert fabric on thechemistry and physics of polymers acceptable for scientists looking a basic wisdom of polymer technology. Theproduction of articles from thermoplastics and thermoset resins is taken into account with recognize to the important factor of fabrication technique and a wide appreciation of the use and alertness of polymers is equipped by way of contemplating polymers asadhesives, in scientific functions and within the fabrication of semiconductor circuits. additionally integrated are the $64000 topicsof adhesion, fatigue, viscoelasticity, simple composite layout, theoretical description of polymers, polymer synthesis andcharacterization. Read more...

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Polymers and composites are wide-spread for various functions in engineering and expertise. choosing the right fabric that's healthy for function is a serious selection confronted through engineers and scientists who don't unavoidably have an in-depth wisdom of the chemistry or physics of polymers.This textual content e-book presents a realistic perception into the standards which impact the functionality of a polymer or compositeallowing educated choices to be made. it's the results of thirty years of educating polymer technology and know-how toengineers and scientists and offers an effective beginning from which extra complicated examine will be developed.The ebook enhances introductory classes on polymers and composites, but additionally includes professional fabric on thechemistry and physics of polymers acceptable for scientists looking a basic wisdom of polymer technology. Theproduction of articles from thermoplastics and thermoset resins is taken into account with appreciate to the important factor of fabrication approach and a large appreciation of the use and alertness of polymers is equipped by way of contemplating polymers asadhesives, in scientific purposes and within the fabrication of semiconductor circuits. additionally incorporated are the $64000 topicsof adhesion, fatigue, viscoelasticity, easy composite layout, theoretical description of polymers, polymer synthesis andcharacterization

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