Learning from Leonardo: Decoding the Notebooks of a Genius by Fritjof Capra

By Fritjof Capra

Leonardo da Vinci was once a super artist, scientist, engineer, mathematician, architect, inventor, author, or even musician—the archetypal Renaissance guy. yet he was once additionally, Fritjof Capra argues, a profoundly sleek guy. not just did Leonardo invent the empirical medical approach over a century earlier than Galileo and Francis Bacon, yet Capra's decade-long learn of Leonardo's fabled notebooks show him as a structures philosopher centuries prior to the time period used to be coined. He believed the major to actually knowing the realm used to be in perceiving the connections among phenomena and the bigger styles shaped via these relationships. this is often exactly the form of holistic procedure the advanced difficulties we are facing at the present time call for. Capra describes seven defining features of Leonardo da Vinci's genius and incorporates a record of over 40 discoveries Leonardo made that weren't rediscovered until eventually centuries later. Leonardo pioneered whole fields—fluid dynamics, theoretical botany, aerodynamics, embryology. Capra's evaluate of Leonardo's concept follows the organizational scheme Leonardo himself meant to take advantage of if he ever released his notebooks. So in a feeling, this can be Leonardo's technology as he himself could have offered it. Leonardo da Vinci observed the realm as a dynamic, built-in entire, so he continually utilized strategies from one quarter to light up difficulties in one other. for instance, his experiences of the flow of water expert his principles approximately how landscapes are formed, how sap rises in crops, how air strikes over a bird's wing, and the way blood flows within the human physique. His observations of nature more suitable his artwork, his drawings have been essential to his clinical reports, and he introduced artwork and technology jointly in his terribly appealing and stylish mechanical and architectural designs. evidently, we can't all be geniuses at the scale of Leonardo da Vinci. yet via exploring the brain of the preeminent Renaissance genius, we will be able to achieve profound insights into how top to handle the demanding situations of the twenty first century.

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God and the New Physics by Paul C. W. Davies

By Paul C. W. Davies

In "God and the hot Physics", Paul Davies explains how technological know-how has come of age, and will now supply a surer route to divinity than faith. technology is now at the verge of answering our such a lot profound questions about the character of lifestyles. right here Paul Davies explains how the far-reaching discoveries of contemporary physics are revolutionizing our global and, specifically, throwing gentle on some of the questions previously posed by means of faith, comparable to: Why is there a universe? the place did we come from? what's existence? How is the area prepared? studying matters from the production to the soul, unfastened will to time, black holes to miracles, he travels via technology and faith to teach us that there's extra to the area than meets the attention. "Excellent...explains with fluent simplicity the various profoundest questions of cosmology". ("Daily Telegraph"). "One of the best technology writers of this generation". ("Independent"). "Paul Davies is our greatest advisor to this unusual new world". ("Observer"). "A checklist of subject matters to which he refers might represent an overview for a dictionary of latest medical pleasure. His sort is obvious, attention-grabbing, chatty". ("The occasions better schooling Supplement"). Paul Davies is Director of the past middle for basic options in technology, and co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative, either at Arizona kingdom college. An internationally-acclaimed physicist, author and broadcaster, Davies is the writer of a few twenty award-winning books, together with "The Eerie Silence: trying to find Ourselves within the Universe", "The Goldilocks Enigma: Why is the Universe well suited for Life?" and "The brain of God: Science" and the "Search for final Meaning".

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Hydraulically Actuated Hexapod Robots: Design, by Kenzo Nonami, Ranjit Kumar Barai, Addie Irawan, Mohd Razali

By Kenzo Nonami, Ranjit Kumar Barai, Addie Irawan, Mohd Razali Daud (auth.)

Legged robots are a promising locomotion approach, in a position to acting projects that traditional cars can't. much more fascinating is the truth that it is a speedily constructing box of research for researchers from various disciplines. besides the fact that, just a couple of books were released with regards to multi-legged robots. the most target of this publication is to explain many of the significant keep an eye on matters touching on strolling robots that the authors have confronted during the last 10 years. A moment goal is to concentration specifically on very huge hydraulically pushed hexapod robotic locomotion weighing greater than 2,000 kg, making this the 1st really good e-book in this subject. the ten chapters of the e-book contact on different appropriate subject matters resembling layout facets, implementation concerns, modeling for keep an eye on, navigation and keep an eye on, strength and impedance control-based strolling, absolutely self sustaining jogging, strolling and dealing initiatives of hexapod robots, and the way forward for jogging robots. the development machines of the long run will probably resemble hydraulically pushed hexapod robots just like the ones defined during this publication – now not technological know-how fiction yet now a reality.

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Fibre Science and Technology by V. I. Kostikov (auth.), V. I. Kostikov (eds.)

By V. I. Kostikov (auth.), V. I. Kostikov (eds.)

Fibre technological know-how and Technology is one in every of six titles in a coherent and definitive sequence of volumes devoted to complicated composite fabrics learn, improvement and utilization within the former Soviet Union. a lot of the data awarded has been categorised till lately. hence each one quantity offers a special perception into hitherto unknown learn and improvement information.
This quantity offers with the elemental elements of a composite fabric, particularly the reinforcement and the encasing matrix fabric. starting with a specification of quite a number reinforcing fibres (glass, carbon, natural, inorganic, ceramic), the booklet then considers intimately the improvement of such fibres and the numerous diversity of homes accomplished. an in depth try technique used to guage the actual and mechanical houses of every kind of fibre matrix mixture is gifted, and the creation approach hired for every constituent half is defined.
This ebook should be of curiosity to an individual inquisitive about study or improvement in composite fabrics technological know-how and expertise, either in and universities.

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The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird's Egg by Tim Birkhead

By Tim Birkhead

Well known ornithologist Tim Birkhead opens this gripping tale as a feminine guillemot chick hatches, already wearing her complete quota of tiny eggs inside her undeveloped ovary. As she grows into maturity, just a couple of of her eggs mature, are published into the oviduct, and are fertilized by way of sperm saved from copulation that came about days or perhaps weeks prior. inside of a question of hours, the delicate yolk is surrounded via albumen and the total is progressively encased inside a turquoise jewel of a shell. quickly later on the absolutely shaped egg is expelled onto a naked rocky ledge, the place will probably be incubated for 4 weeks prior to one other chick emerges and the existence cycle starts back.

A Bird's Egg is set how eggs in most cases are made, fertilized, built, and hatched. The eggs of so much birds spend simply 24 hours within the oviduct; besides the fact that, that trip takes forty eight hours in cuckoos, which surreptitiously lay their eggs within the nests of different birds. From the earliest instances, the learn of birds' ovaries and ova (eggs) performed an important position within the quest to solve the mysteries of fertilization and embryo improvement in people. Birkhead makes use of birds' eggs as wondrous portals into normal historical past, enlivened through the tales of naturalists and scientists, together with Birkhead and his scholars, whose discoveries have complicated present medical wisdom of replica.

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Computational Science and High Performance Computing IV: The by Andreas Dedner, Dietmar Kröner, Nina Shokina (auth.), Egon

By Andreas Dedner, Dietmar Kröner, Nina Shokina (auth.), Egon Krause, Yurii Shokin, Michael Resch, Dietmar Kröner, Nina Shokina (eds.)

This quantity includes 27 contributions to the Forth Russian-German complicated study Workshop on Computational technology and excessive functionality Computing awarded in October 2009 in Freiburg, Germany. The workshop was once prepared together by means of the excessive functionality Computing heart Stuttgart (HLRS), the Institute of Computational applied sciences of the Siberian department of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ICT SB RAS) and the part of utilized arithmetic of the college of Freiburg (IAM Freiburg) The contributions diversity from machine technology, arithmetic and excessive functionality computing to purposes in mechanical and aerospace engineering. They exhibit a wealth of theoretical paintings and simulation event with a possible of bringing jointly theoretical mathematical modelling and utilization of excessive functionality computing platforms featuring the state-of-the-art of computational technologies.

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New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony with Your by Terry Doyle, Todd Zakrajsek, Jeannie H. Loeb

By Terry Doyle, Todd Zakrajsek, Jeannie H. Loeb

Studying to benefit is the main ability for day after today. This step forward booklet builds the basis each pupil wishes, from freshman orientation to graduate school

Recent advances in mind technological know-how exhibit that almost all students’ studying suggestions are hugely inefficient, useless or simply undeniable mistaken. whereas all studying calls for attempt, larger studying doesn't require extra attempt, yet quite successfully aligning how the mind certainly learns with the calls for of your experiences. This booklet indicates you what's interested in studying new fabric, how the human mind approaches new info, and what it takes for that info to stay with you even after the test.

Taking a small period of time to learn and act upon the fabric during this e-book will turn out to be the best judgements you may make as a learner. What you find will swap how you study in collage and may be precious on your own existence. you reside in a global the place you'll have to be a lifelong learner, continuously updating your talents and altering jobs to compete within the worldwide market. most faculty scholars this present day could have as many as 10-14 various jobs by way of age 38. studying tips to research in concord along with your mind is important in your long term success.

This succinct ebook explains elementary recommendations for altering the way you arrange to benefit, interact together with your direction fabric, and set approximately enhancing bear in mind of newly realized fabric everytime you desire it. this isn't one other ebook approximately research talents and time administration thoughts, yet in its place an easy-to-read description of the learn approximately how the human mind learns in a fashion so that you can positioned into perform at once.

Did you recognize neuroscientists have proven that stories are made when you sleep, and by way of learning correct earlier than napping you can also make improved thoughts to your info? during this ebook the authors clarify the position that sleep, workout and your senses play in studying; how reminiscence works and what makes the mind beware; the significance of your approach in the direction of studying and trend popularity; in addition to new breakthroughs in mind technological know-how that may improve your skill to benefit new info and make later bear in mind (for assessments or lifestyle) easier.

This booklet will placed you at the route to achieving your complete studying potential.

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