Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences volume 1-10 by Challa S. S. R. Kumar

By Challa S. S. R. Kumar

This entire sequence of 10 volumes presents an outstanding, in-depth evaluation of all nanoscale applied sciences and fabrication equipment in fabrics engineering in the direction of the lifestyles sciences. every one quantity is devoted to a particular subject that's coated intimately by means of specialists from that specific box, reviewing present applied sciences in addition to present advancements and the instructions they're taking. the result's a cross-disciplinary, significant reference paintings, bringing jointly the pertinent wisdom that was once hitherto extensively unfold between many alternative assets.

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Decoding Bitcoin: All You Need To Know About The New World by Claude Kramer

By Claude Kramer

Bitcoin is the 1st winning try and a cryptocurrency. Will it surpass the buck, yen and euro within the close to destiny? it's tricky to foresee it, yet might be the cryptocurrencies originated from a standard contract, with out intervention from banks or states, will represent the subsequent revolution within the financial method.

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Sensor Systems. Fundamentals and Applications by Clarence W. de Silva

By Clarence W. de Silva

This ebook covers sensors and a number of sensor platforms, together with sensor networks and multi-sensor facts fusion. It provides the physics and ideas of operation and discusses sensor choice, rankings and function standards, worthwhile and software program for integration into an engineering process and sign processing and knowledge research. also, it discusses parameter estimation, determination making and useful functions. although the publication has all of the positive factors of a path textbook, it additionally features a wealth of sensible details at the topic.

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Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance: by M. C. Roco, W. S. Bainbridge (auth.), Mihail C. Roco,

By M. C. Roco, W. S. Bainbridge (auth.), Mihail C. Roco, William Sims Bainbridge (eds.)

M. C. Roco and W.S. Bainbridge within the early a long time of the twenty first century, centred efforts can unify technology in accordance with the team spirit of nature, thereby advancing the combo of nanotechnology, biotechnology, info expertise, and new applied sciences established in cognitive technology. With right awareness to moral concerns and societal wishes, converging in human talents, societal applied sciences might in achieving an important development results, the nation's productiveness, and the standard of existence. this can be a huge, move­ slicing, rising and well timed chance of curiosity to contributors, society and humanity within the long-term. The word "convergent applied sciences" refers back to the synergistic mixture of 4 significant "NBIC" (nano-bio-info-cogno) provinces of technological know-how and know-how, every one of that is presently progressing at a speedy price: (a) nanoscience and nanotechnology; (b) biotechnology and biomedicine, together with genetic engineering; (c) details know-how, together with complicated computing and communications; (d) cognitive technological know-how, together with cognitive neuroscience. well timed and huge chance. Convergence of numerous applied sciences is predicated on fabric cohesion on the nanoscale and on know-how integration from that scale.

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Creating a National Framework for Cybersecurity by Eric A. Fischer

By Eric A. Fischer

Even prior to the terrorist assaults of September 2001, issues were emerging between defense specialists in regards to the vulnerabilities to assault of desktops and linked infrastructure. but, regardless of expanding realization from federal and country governments and overseas organizations, the defence opposed to assaults on those structures has usually fragmented and ranging greatly in effectiveness. issues have grown that what's wanted is a countrywide cybersecurity framework a co-ordinated, coherent set of public- and private-sector efforts required to make sure an appropriate point of cybersecurity for the kingdom. As general, cybersecurity refers to 3 issues: measures to guard info know-how; the data it includes, methods, and transmits, and linked actual and digital components (which jointly contain cyberspace); the measure of security caused by software of these measures; and, the linked box endeavour.Virtually any component of our on-line world could be in danger, and the measure of interconnection of these parts could make it tricky to figure out the level of the cybersecurity framework that's wanted. picking out the key weaknesses in U.S. cybersecurity is a space of a few controversy. even though, a few parts seem to be assets of doubtless major possibility simply because both significant vulnerabilities were pointed out or colossal affects may consequence from a winning assault particularly, parts that play serious roles in components of severe infrastructure, widespread advertisement software program, organisational governance, and the extent of public wisdom and notion approximately cybersecurity. This e-book addresses every one of these questions in flip.

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Pipeline Pumping and Compression Systems: A Practical by Mo Mohitpour, K. K. Botros, T. Van Hardeveld

By Mo Mohitpour, K. K. Botros, T. Van Hardeveld

It is a accomplished expert reference, education device, and textual content masking all features of pipeline pumping and compression procedure layout, configuration optimisation, functionality and operation, as well as the dynamic behaviour of the entire piping and numerous parts comprising every one approach.

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Oculus Rift in Action by Bradley Austin Davis, Karen Bryla, Phillips Alexander Benton

By Bradley Austin Davis, Karen Bryla, Phillips Alexander Benton

Oculus Rift in motion introduces the strong Oculus Rift headset and teaches you the way to combine its many beneficial properties into 3D video games and different digital truth studies. You'll begin by way of realizing the services of the Rift undefined. Then you'll stick to fascinating and instantly-relevant examples that stroll you thru programming actual purposes utilizing the Oculus SDK. Examples are supplied for either utilizing the Oculus C API without delay and for utilizing team spirit, a favored improvement and 3D portraits engine, with the Oculus cohesion integration package deal.

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Always On: How the iPhone Unlocked the by Brian X. Chen

By Brian X. Chen

Even Steve Jobs didn't recognize what he had on his arms whilst he introduced the unique iPhone as a mix of a trifling "three innovative products"--an iPod, a cellular phone, and a keyboard-less hand-held machine. as soon as Apple brought the App shop and opened it as much as outdoor builders, in spite of the fact that, the iPhone grew to become in a position to serving a swiftly turning out to be variety of functions--now greater than 350,000 and counting.
But the iPhone has implications a ways past the telephone or device marketplace. in truth, it's beginning easy methods to what Brian X. Chen calls the "always-on" destiny, the place we're all consistently hooked up to an international net through versatile, exceptionally able contraptions that permit us to do something, every time, from anyplace. This has far-reaching implications--both optimistic and negative--throughout all parts of our lives, establishing the door for exceptional own and societal advances whereas most likely sacrificing either privateness and inventive freedom within the process.

Always On is the 1st ebook to examine the astonishing and expansive importance of Apple's awfully robust vertical company version, and the long run it portends.

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The Glass Cage: Automation and Us by Nicholas Carr

By Nicholas Carr

Right now a party of know-how and a caution approximately its misuse, The Glass Cage will swap how you take into consideration the instruments you utilize each day.

In The Glass Cage, best-selling writer Nicholas Carr digs at the back of the headlines approximately manufacturing unit robots and self-driving vehicles, wearable desktops and digitized medication, as he explores the hidden expenses of granting software program dominion over our paintings and our rest. at the same time they create ease to our lives, those courses are stealing whatever crucial from us.

Drawing on mental and neurological experiences that underscore how tightly people’s happiness and pride are tied to acting labor within the actual global, Carr finds anything we already suspect: transferring our realization to desktop monitors can depart us disengaged and discontented.

From nineteenth-century cloth generators to the cockpits of recent jets, from the frozen looking grounds of Inuit tribes to the sterile landscapes of GPS maps, The Glass Cage explores the impression of automation from a deeply human standpoint, reading the private in addition to the commercial effects of our becoming dependence on computers.

With a attribute mix of historical past and philosophy, poetry and technology, Carr takes us on a trip from the paintings and early thought of Adam Smith and Alfred North Whitehead to the most recent examine into human realization, reminiscence, and happiness, culminating in a relocating meditation on how we will be able to use know-how to extend the human experience.

Nicholas Carr is without doubt one of the such a lot lucid, considerate, and worthy thinkers alive. He’s additionally incredible corporation. The Glass Cage can be required interpreting for everybody with a cell. (Jonathan Safran Foer)

Artificial intelligence has that identify for a reason―it isn’t average, it isn’t human. As Nicholas Carr argues so gracefully and convincingly during this vital, insightful publication, it's time for individuals to regain the artwork of pondering. it's time to invent an international the place machines are subservient to the wishes and desires of humanity. (Don Norman, writer of items that Make Us clever and layout of daily issues, director of the collage of California San Diego layout Lab)

Written with restricted objectivity, The Glass Cage is however frightening as any sci-fi mystery will be. It forces readers to mirror on what they already suspect, yet don't are looking to admit, approximately how know-how is shaping our lives. love it or now not, we're now chargeable for the way forward for this negligible planet circling Sol; books like this one are wanted until eventually we improve a suitable working handbook. (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, writer of circulation: The Psychology of optimum adventure, professor of psychology and administration, Claremont Graduate University)

Engaging, informative …Carr deftly comprises not easy study and ancient advancements with philosophy and prose to depict how know-how is altering the way in which we are living our lives. (Publishers Weekly)

Nick Carr is our such a lot proficient, clever critic of know-how. on account that we'll automate every little thing, Carr persuades us that we must always do it wisely―with conscious automation. Carr's human-centric technological destiny is one you may really are looking to dwell in. (Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick for stressed out journal and writer of What expertise Wants)

Most folks, myself integrated, are too busy tweeting to note our march into technological dehumanization. Nicholas Carr applies the brakes for us (and our self-driving cars). (Gary Shteyngart, writer of Little Failure)

Carr brilliantly and scrupulously explores the entire mental and monetary angles of our more and more tricky reliance on equipment and microchips to control virtually each point of our lives. A must-read for software program engineers and expertise specialists in all corners of in addition to every person who unearths himself or herself more and more depending on and hooked on contraptions. (Booklist, Starred Review)

Fresh and robust. (Mark Bauerlein - Weekly Standard)

Nick Carr is the infrequent philosopher who knows that technological growth is either crucial and being concerned. The Glass Cage is a choice for expertise that enhances our human services, instead of changing them. (Clay Shirky, writer of right here Comes everyone and Cognitive Surplus)

A sobering new research of the risks of clever expertise. (Hiawatha Bray - Boston Globe)

The Glass Cage is a necessary antidote to the relentlessly hopeful futurism of Google, TED Talks and Walt Disney… a similar manner no well known dialog on cloning could be had with no bringing to brain Michael Crichton's techno-jeremiad Jurassic Park, Carr's ebook is situated to stake out related floor: to signify ethical restraint on destiny improvement with a well-timed and well-placed ‘what-if?' (James Janega - Chicago Tribune)

A stimulating, soaking up learn. (Michelle Scheraga - linked Press)

An elegantly written historical past of what position robotics have performed in our earlier, and the potential position that they might play in our future… The Glass Cage urges us to take a second, to take inventory, and to gain the associated fee that we’re paying―if no longer correct this moment, then definitely sooner or later within the future―in order to stay a existence that’s made more uncomplicated by way of expertise. (Elisabeth Donnelly - Flavorwire)

Helps us take pleasure in why so-called earnings of ‘superior results’ can include a steep fee of hard-to-see tradeoffs which are no much less powerful for being refined and nuanced. (Evan Seliger - Forbes Magazine)

[A] deeply educated mirrored image on machine automation. (G. Pascal Zachary - San Francisco Chronicle)

Smart, insightful… paint[s] a portrait of a global comfortably handing itself over to clever units. (Jacob Axelrad - Christian technological know-how Monitor)

Forces the reader to contemplate the place we're going, how briskly, and what all of it capacity. (Phil Simon - Huffington Post)

Brings a much-needed humanistic viewpoint to the broader problems with automation. (Richard Waters - monetary Times)

One of Carr’s nice strengths as a critic is the measured calm of his method of his material―a infrequent factor in debates over technology… Carr excels at exploring those grey components and illuminating for readers the intangible issues we're wasting by means of automating our lives. (Christine Rosen, Democracy)

There were few cautionary voices like Nicholas Carr’s urging us to take inventory, specifically, of the results of automation on our very humanness―what makes us who we're as individuals―and on our humanity―what makes us who we're in mixture. (Sue Halpern - manhattan evaluate of Books)

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Information Warfare and Electronic Warfare Systems by Richard A Poisel

By Richard A Poisel

Details conflict in rising because the new battle battling paradigm of the U.S. and plenty of of its allies. This booklet is the 1st within the box to deal with conversation digital battle (EW) structures within the context of knowledge battle. Authored by means of a famous prime authority, the booklet contains a certain formula of EW approach peformance and offers result of procedure simulations that experience no longer seemed formerly in any similar literature. crucial interpreting for EW engineers and researchers operating in security, aerospace, and army capacities, the publication explores the homes of knowledge, the homes of data conversation skill, info idea, EW approach architectures, and operational simulations, one in Northeast Asia and the opposite in city terrain.

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