New Scientist (13 December 2014)

New Scientist is a weekly foreign technological know-how journal and site masking contemporary advancements in technological know-how and know-how for a basic English-speaking viewers. New Scientist has maintained an internet site given that 1996, publishing day-by-day information. in addition to protecting present occasions and information from the clinical group, the journal usually beneficial properties speculative articles, starting from the technical to the philosophical.

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Surface Modification and Alloying: by Laser, Ion, and by J. M. Poate, G. Foti (auth.), J. M. Poate, G. Foti, D. C.

By J. M. Poate, G. Foti (auth.), J. M. Poate, G. Foti, D. C. Jacobson (eds.)

This e-book is an final result of the NATO institute on floor amendment which used to be held in Trevi, 1981. floor amendment and alloying via ion, electron or laser beams is proving to be the most burgeoning parts of fabrics technological know-how. the sphere covers such assorted components as built-in circuit processing to fabricating put on and corrosion resistant surfaces on mechanical parts. the typical medical questions of curiosity are the microstructures by way of different power deposition strategies. and linked actual homes produced The chapters represent a serious evaluation of a number of the topics lined at Trevi. each one bankruptcy writer took accountability for the final evaluation and used contributions from the various papers awarded on the assembly; each one player gave a presentation. The individuals are indexed initially of every bankruptcy. We took this method of get a few order in a wide and various box. we're indebted to the entire participants, specifically the bankruptcy authors for operating the various papers into coherent applications; to Jim Mayer for website hosting a workshop of bankruptcy authors at Cornell and to Ian Bubb who did a sterling task in operating over a number of the manuscripts. Our certain thank you are as a result of textual content processing middle at Bell Labs who took at the job of assembling the booklet. specifically Karen Lieb and Beverly Heravi typed the entire manuscript and had the whole publication phototypeset utilizing the Bell Laboratories UNIX™ system.

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The Vision Revolution by Mark Changizi

By Mark Changizi

Within the imaginative and prescient Revolution, Mark Changizi, in demand neuroscientist and imaginative and prescient specialist, addresses 4 parts of human imaginative and prescient and offers causes for why we have now these specific skills, entire with a couple of full-color illustrations to illustrate his conclusions and to interact the reader. Written for either the informal reader and the technology buff hungry for brand new details, The imaginative and prescient Revolution is a source that dispels as a rule believed perceptions approximately sight and provides solutions drawn from the field’s most modern research.

Changizi specializes in 4 “why” questions:
1. Why will we see in color?
2. Why do our eyes face forward?
3. Why will we see illusions?
4. Why does analyzing come so certainly to us?

The imaginative and prescient Revolution explores phenomena reminiscent of cyclopses, peeking and plenty of extra you hadn’t even proposal to ask yourself approximately. Changizi exhibits how deeply concerned those evolutionary features of our imaginative and prescient are in why we see the best way we do—and what the long run holds for us.

The imaginative and prescient Revolution is a publication that at last supplies cognizance to what prior to has been mostly overlooked by means of different works on human vision—a e-book that appears on the “why.”

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Kant on Proper Science: Biology in the Critical Philosophy by Hein van den Berg

By Hein van den Berg

This booklet presents a unique therapy of Immanuel Kant’s perspectives on right ordinary technological know-how and biology. The prestige of biology in Kant’s approach of technology is usually taken to be tricky. via reading Kant’s philosophy of biology when it comes to his notion of right technological know-how, the current e-book determines Kant’s perspectives at the clinical prestige of biology. Combining a huge ideengeschichtlich strategy with a close historic reconstruction of philosophical and clinical texts, the ebook establishes very important interconnections among Kant’s philosophy of technology, his perspectives on biology, and his reception of past due 18th century organic theories. It discusses Kant’s perspectives on technology and biology as articulated in his released writings and within the Opus postumum. The ebook indicates that even though biology is a non-mathematical technological know-how and the relation among biology and different common sciences isn't really specific, Kant did permit for the potential of supplying medical causes in biology and assigned biology a particular area of research.

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How Slow Can you Waterski?: and other puzzling questions by The Guardian, Simon Rogers

By The Guardian, Simon Rogers

Whilst the powers that be diminished the rate restrict on Lake Windermere to ten knots, waterskiers complained that their game used to be now thoroughly scuppered. So simply how sluggish are you able to waterski sooner than you begin to sink underneath the waves?

And, whereas we're approximately it, how lengthy are you able to live on in a freezer? What are the probabilities of being struck by way of lightning in mattress? And why is it so esay to raed wrods eevn wehn the lteetrs are mdduled up?

Everyday existence can pose a few mind-boggling questions - yet the place do you discover the solutions? The Guardian's well known 'This Week' column has been having a look into the technological know-how in the back of the inside track for 3 years, and the way sluggish are you able to Waterski? attracts jointly a variety of the main imaginitive questions and the main magnificent solutions. If you've ever puzzled what makes a planet a planet, why submarines hold bumping into issues or perhaps if it's suitable for eating dust, How sluggish are you able to Waterski? will turn out impossible to resist - and enlightening - reading.

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Essential Anesthesia: From Science to Practice, Second by T. Y. Euliano, J. S. Gravenstein, N. Gravenstein, D.

By T. Y. Euliano, J. S. Gravenstein, N. Gravenstein, D. Gravenstein

Crucial Anesthesia is a concise, obtainable advent to anesthetic perform. Now in its moment variation, it presents a radical evaluate of the technology and perform of anesthesia. half I describes the assessment of the sufferer, different techniques to anesthesia, and the post-operative care of the sufferer in ache. half II introduces the necessities of body structure and pharmacology and their function in figuring out the rules of anesthesia. the ultimate half offers a step by step description of 14 scientific situations. those medical vignettes supply a truly actual advent to the practicalities of anesthesia and should supply the non-anesthetist health care provider an concept of the way to arrange a sufferer for a surgery. All chapters were multiplied and up-to-date and a completely new bankruptcy on security in healthcare has been additional. this can be the fitting introductory textual content for scientific scholars, junior medical professionals and all working theatre and demanding care employees

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Failure: Why Science Is So Successful by Stuart Firestein

By Stuart Firestein

Most of the people has a glorified view of the pursuit of clinical learn. even if, the idealized notion of technology as a rule-based, methodical method for amassing proof couldn't be farther from the reality. sleek technology contains the idiosyncratic, usually bumbling look for realizing in uncharted territories, filled with flawed turns, fake findings, and the occasional awesome success.

In his sequel to Ignorance (Oxford college Press, 2012), Stuart Firestein indicates us that the medical company is riddled with blunders and blunders - and that this can be a reliable thing! Failure: Why technology Is such a success delves into the origins of clinical study as a approach that depends trial and mistake, one that necessarily ends up in a hearty dose of failure. in truth, scientists all through heritage have trusted failure to steer their examine, viewing errors as an important a part of the method. bringing up either old and modern examples, Firestein strips away the distorted view of technological know-how as infallible to supply the general public with a unprecedented, within glimpse of the messy realities of the clinical process.

An insider's view of ways technological know-how is admittedly conducted, this booklet will pride an individual with an curiosity in technology, from aspiring scientists to curious basic readers. obtainable and unique, Failure illuminates the best and best event of human heritage, with the entire missteps alongside the best way.

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The New York Times Book of Physics and Astronomy: More Than by Cornelia Dean, Neil deGrasse Tyson

By Cornelia Dean, Neil deGrasse Tyson

From the invention of far away galaxies and black holes to the tiny interstices of the atom, this is some of the best on physics and astronomy from the recent York instances! The newspaper of list has continually prided itself on its award-winning technology insurance, and those one hundred twenty five articles from its files are the superior, masking greater than a century of breakthroughs, setbacks, and mysteries. chosen by means of former technology editor Cornelia Dean, they function such esteemed and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers as Malcolm W. Browne on teleporting, antimatter atoms, and the physics of site visitors jams; James Glanz on string idea; George Johnson on quantum physics; William L. Laurence on Bohr and Einstein; Dennis Overbye at the fresh discovery of the Higgs Boson; Walter Sullivan at the colliding beam computing device; and more.

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The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, by Robert Todd Carroll

By Robert Todd Carroll

A wealth of facts for doubters and disbelievers
"Whether it's the most recent shark cartilage rip-off, or a few new 'repressed memory' idiocy that besets you, I recommend you hold a replica of this dictionary always, or at the very least have it within sight as first relief for psychic assaults. we'd like all of the aid we will be able to get."
-James Randi, President, James Randi academic starting place, randi.org
"From substitute drugs, extraterrestrial beings, and psychics to the farthest shorelines of technological know-how and past, Robert Carroll offers a desirable examine a few of humanity's such a lot unusual and beautiful rules. fresh and witty, either believers and unbelievers will locate this compendium whole and pleasing. purchase this publication and feed your head!"
-Clifford Pickover, writer of the celebrities of Heaven and Dreaming the long run
"A clean compendium of transparent pondering, a welcome and effective antidote to the reams of books at the supernatural and pseudoscientific."
-John Allen Paulos, writer of Innumeracy and A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper
"This ebook covers an grand variety of subject matters and will shield many of us from being scammed."
-Stephen Barrett, M.D., quackwatch.org
Featuring as regards to four hundred definitions, arguments, and essays on subject matters starting from acupuncture to zombies, The Skeptic's Dictionary is a full of life, common-sense trove of special details on all issues supernatural, occult, paranormal, and pseudoscientific. It covers such different types as substitute medication; cryptozoology; extraterrestrials and UFOs; frauds and hoaxes; junk technology; common sense and notion; New Age power; and the psychic. For the open-minded seeker, the delicate or hardened skeptic, and the believing doubter, this booklet bargains a striking variety of knowledge that places to the attempt the simplest arguments of actual believers.

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Special topics on materials science and technology: an by D Acierno; Associazione italiana di ingegneria dei

By D Acierno; Associazione italiana di ingegneria dei materiali. Convegno nazionale

The chosen papers during this quantity supply a important illustration of a few highlights at the examine and improvement actions operating in 21 Italian Universities and learn facilities within the box of fabric technological know-how and Engineering.

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