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Download New Scientist (13 September 2014) PDF

New Scientist is a weekly overseas technology journal and site overlaying fresh advancements in technology and know-how for a normal English-speaking viewers. New Scientist has maintained an internet site on the grounds that 1996, publishing day-by-day information. in addition to protecting present occasions and information from the clinical neighborhood, the journal usually positive aspects speculative articles, starting from the technical to the philosophical.

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Download Science, Technology & Society in the Time of Alfred Nobel. by Carl Gustaf Bernhard, E. Crawford, P. Sörbom PDF

By Carl Gustaf Bernhard, E. Crawford, P. Sörbom

The papers contained during this quantity have been provided on the Nobel Symposium which marked the 80th anniversary of the 1st award of the Nobel prizes in 1901. top students from many alternative fields of technology and expertise alternate viewpoints throughout interdisciplinary obstacles. contributors have been selected for his or her distinctive wisdom of technological know-how and know-how within the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries and papers conceal the interval from the 1860s to the outbreak of the 1st global battle.

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Download Philosophies of Technology: Francis Bacon and His by Claus Zittel, Romano Nanni, Gisela Engel, Nicole Karafyllis PDF

By Claus Zittel, Romano Nanni, Gisela Engel, Nicole Karafyllis

The essays within the current quantity try and traditionally reconstruct many of the dependencies of philosophical and clinical wisdom of the cloth and technical tradition of the early smooth period and to attract systematic conclusions for the writing of early glossy historical past of technology. The divisive transformation of humanist scholarly tradition, the Scholastic tuition philosophy, in addition to magic within the kind of a philosophy of perform is often linked to the paintings of Francis Bacon. All of those essays during this quantity mirror the shut interplay among technical types and data creation in average philosophy, typical background and epistemology. It turns into transparent that the technological advancements of the early smooth period can't be competently depicted within the kind of a natural background of know-how yet fairly basically as a part of a broader, cultural historical past of the sciences. individuals comprise: Todd Andrew Borlik, Arianna Borrelli, Thomas Brandstetter, Daniel Damler, Luisa Dolza, Moritz Epple, Berthold Heinecke, Dana Jalobeanu, Jurgen Klein, Staffan Muller-Wille, Romano Nanni, Jarmo Pulkkinen, Pablo Schneider, Andres Vaccari, Benjamin Wardhaugh, Sophie Weeks, and Claus Zittel.

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Download Solid-State radiation detectors : technology and by Salah Awadalla PDF

By Salah Awadalla

Integrating facets of engineering, program physics, and clinical technology, Solid-State Radiation Detectors: know-how and functions offers a entire overview of recent and rising solid-state materials-based applied sciences for radiation detection. every one bankruptcy is dependent to handle the present benefits and demanding situations of every fabric and know-how offered, in addition to to debate novel examine and purposes.

Featuring contributions from top specialists in and academia, this authoritative text:

  • Covers glossy semiconductors used for radiation monitoring
  • Examines CdZnTe and CdTe expertise for imaging functions together with three-d power detectors
  • Highlights interconnect know-how for present pixel detectors
  • Describes hybrid pixel detectors and their characterizations
  • Tackles the built-in analog sign processing read-out entrance ends for particle detectors
  • Considers new natural fabrics with direct bandgap for direct power detection
  • Summarizes fresh advancements regarding lanthanum halide and cerium bromide scintillators
  • Analyzes the possibility of fresh development within the box of crystallogenesis, quantum dots, and photonics crystals towards a brand new notion of x- and gamma-ray detectors according to metamaterials
  • Explores position-sensitivity photomultipliers and silicon photomultipliers for scintillation crystals

Solid-State Radiation Detectors: expertise and purposes provides a useful reference for engineers and scientists seeking to increase the functionality of radiation detector expertise for clinical imaging and different applications.

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Download Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications 2012: An by Jongdae Jung, Hyoung-Ki Lee, Hyun Myung (auth.), Jong-Hwan PDF

By Jongdae Jung, Hyoung-Ki Lee, Hyun Myung (auth.), Jong-Hwan Kim, Eric T. Matson, Hyun Myung, Peter Xu (eds.)

In contemporary years, robots were equipped in accordance with cognitive structure which has been built to version human cognitive skill. The cognitive structure could be a foundation for intelligence expertise to generate robotic intelligence. during this edited booklet the robotic intelligence is assessed into six different types: cognitive intelligence, social intelligence, behavioral intelligence, ambient intelligence, collective intelligence and genetic intelligence. This type categorizes the intelligence of robots in accordance with the various elements of information and the power to behave intentionally due to such information. This ebook goals at serving researchers and practitioners with a well timed dissemination of the hot growth on robotic intelligence expertise and its purposes, in response to a set of papers offered on the 1st foreign convention on robotic Intelligence expertise and purposes (RiTA), held in Gwangju, Korea, December 16-18, 2012. For a greater clarity, this version has the whole one hundred and one papers grouped into three chapters: bankruptcy I: Cognitive Intelligence, Social Intelligence and Behavioral Intelligence, bankruptcy II: Ambient Intelligence, Collective Intelligence and Genetic Intelligence, bankruptcy III: clever robotic applied sciences and Applications.

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Download Advanced Technology for Design and Fabrication of Composite by G. C. Sih (auth.), George C. Sih, A. Carpinteri, G. Surace PDF

By G. C. Sih (auth.), George C. Sih, A. Carpinteri, G. Surace (eds.)

The decade has noticeable an important development within the processing and fabrication of complex composite fabrics. This quantity comprises the updated contributions of these with operating event within the automobile, marine, aerospace and building box.
beginning with smooth applied sciences involved in assessing the swap in fabric microstructure when it comes to the processing parameters, methodologies are provided to account for tradeoffs among the basic variables comparable to temperature and strain that keep an eye on the product caliber. The booklet includes new rules and information, no longer on hand within the open literature.

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Download High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service: Inspire Timeless by Micah Solomon PDF

By Micah Solomon

Today's consumers are a difficult bunch to crack. Time-strapped, screen-addicted, value-savvy, and socially engaged, their expectancies are harder than ever for a company to maintain with. they're empowered like by no means earlier than and count on companies to appreciate that feel of empowermentùlashing out at those who donÆt. Take middle: out of date customer support, absolutely retooled for today's blistering velocity and digitally hooked up fact, is what you must construct the type dependable shopper base with the intention to live to tell the tale and thrive. And High-Tech, High-Touch customer support spells out surefire thoughts for achievement in a transparent, wonderful, and functional manner. Discover:
Six significant client tendencies and what they suggest on your business
Eight unbreakable principles for social media purchaser service
How to successfully deal with on-line complainers and saboteurs on Yelp, Twitter, journey consultant, and different boards for consumer generated content
The emerging strength of self-serviceùand find out how to layout it properly
How to construct an organization tradition that breeds stellar customer support High-Tech, High-Touch customer support unearths inside of secrets and techniques of wildly winning customer support tasks, from net startups to venerable manufacturers, and indicates how businesses of each stripe can flip informal shoppers into fervent supporters who will unfold the notice in every single place on-line and rancid.

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Download The Dream of Perpetual Motion by Dexter Palmer PDF

By Dexter Palmer

A debut so magical… so extraordinary… it needs to be learn to be believed….

Imprisoned for all times aboard a zeppelin that floats excessive above a ravishing city, the greeting-card author Harold Winslow pens his memoirs. His purely partners are the disembodied voice of Miranda Taligent, the single lady he has ever enjoyed, and the cryogenically frozen physique of her father Prospero, the genius and commercial mogul who drove her insane.

The story of Harold’s existence can also be considered one of an alternative truth, a lucid waking dream within which the well-heeled have mechanical males for servants, the place the geographical regions of fairy stories should be equipped from scratch, the place replicas of abandoned islands exist inside skyscrapers.. As Harold’s formative years infatuation with Miranda alterations over 20 years to like after which to obsession, the visionary innovations of her father additionally switch Harold’s complete global, remodeling it from a spot of tune and miracles to at least one of machines and noise. And as Harold heads towards a final determined war of words with Prospero to save lots of Miranda’s existence, he unearths himself an unwitting player within the construction of the best invention of all of them: the perpetual movement machine.

Beautifully written, stunningly imagined, and wickedly humorous, The Dream of Perpetual movement is a heartfelt meditation at the position of affection in an international ruled by means of technology.

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