Nanotechnology

  • Filename: nanotechnology.
  • ISBN: 9781439897805
  • Release Date: 2013-03-20
  • Number of pages: 395
  • Author: Ben Rogers
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Winner of an Outstanding Academic Title Award from CHOICE Magazine Transistors using one electron at a time. Seemingly transparent sunscreens made with titanium dioxide particles that block harmful UV rays. Nanometer-sized specks of gold that change color to red and melt at 750°C instead of 1,064°C. Nanotechnology finds the unique properties of things at the nanometer scale and then puts them to use! Although nanotechnology is a hot topic with a wide range of fascinating applications, the search for a true introductory popular resource usually comes up cold. Closer to a popular science book than a high-level treatise, Nanotechnology: The Whole Story works from the ground up to provide a detailed yet accessible introduction to one of the world’s fastest growing fields. Dive headlong into nanotechnology! Tackling the eight main disciplines—nanomaterials, nanomechanics, nanoelectronics, nanoscale heat transfer, nanophotonics, nanoscale fluid mechanics, nanobiotechnology, and nanomedicine—this book explains what’s different at the nanoscale, and how we exploit those differences to make useful things. You’re holding the key to an exciting and rapidly evolving field. So get The Whole Story...

Nanotechnology in Electrocatalysis for Energy

  • Filename: nanotechnology-in-electrocatalysis-for-energy.
  • ISBN: 9781489980595
  • Release Date: 2014-01-28
  • Number of pages: 331
  • Author: Alessandro Lavacchi
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This book focuses on nanotechnology in electrocatalysis for energy applications. In particular the book covers nanostructured electrocatalysts for low temperature fuel cells, low temperature electrolyzers and electrochemical valorization. The function of this book is to provide an introduction to basic principles of electrocatalysis, together with a review of the main classes of materials and electrode architectures. This book will illustrate the basic ideas behind material design and provide an introductory sketch of current research focuses. The easy-to-follow three part book focuses on major formulas, concepts and philosophies. This book is ideal for professionals and researchers interested in the field of electrochemistry, renewable energy and electrocatalysis.

C60 Buckminsterfullerene

  • Filename: c60-buckminsterfullerene.
  • ISBN: 9789814463720
  • Release Date: 2016-01-05
  • Number of pages: 196
  • Author: Harold W. Kroto
  • Publisher: CRC Press



This compendium of accounts reveals the unique perspectives of many scientists who made major contributions to the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of C60 buckminsterfullerene but who have not previously published personal accounts. The introduction attempts to provide a rational framework for understanding how this discovery came about and how firmly it rested on earlier technical breakthroughs and how important were the contributions of researchers who were young students at the time. In addition to these accounts, most of the key publications are also reprinted. More than anything else, this book gives an in-depth overview of how important cross-disciplinary advances from laboratory synthesis, molecular spectroscopy, radioastronomy, stellar chemistry, and cluster chemistry were in the discovery. Indeed, the story shows not only how major breakthroughs are often impossible to predict but also that the discovery is a perfect example of the value of fundamental science and why it must continue to be supported.

The Visioneers

  • Filename: the-visioneers.
  • ISBN: 9780691139838
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 351
  • Author: W. Patrick McCray
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press



"In "The Visioneers," Patrick McCray introduces us to a host of innovators who pushed back against the language of limits. Their techno-enthusiast ventures, unfolding in the closing decades of the twentieth century, combined technical skill, bold speculation, and public-relations savvy. By tracing their inspirations, missteps, and unconventional networks, McCray offers a rich and fascinating cultural history of technological aspirations at a critical turning point in American history."--David Kaiser, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "This wonderful and unique book uncovers the complex array of activities scientific dreamers undertake in convincing the world that their visions of technological utopias can, and should, become realities. McCray tells a masterful story about how 'visioneers' rely on their scientific expertise and detailed engineering plans to legitimate their evocative tales of technological salvation in the face of ecological disasters."--David A. Kirby, author of "Lab Coats in Hollywood" "In this compulsively readable history, Patrick McCray tells the remarkable, intertwined story of the 'visioneers, ' improbable dreamers whose aspirations for a transformative future surprisingly helped create the world of today. His American panorama sweeps us from the malaise of the 1970s through the go-go 1980s and the technocratic 1990s. We end up in our present, richer for the journey."--Michael Gordin, Princeton University ""The Visioneers" is an enthralling tale of visionaries fighting against the gravity of habit and convention, cajoling the rest of us to create a new and better future. It is at once compelling history and a reminder that if one aims high and far enough, even failures can lead to unintended society-changing successes."--Paul Saffo, managing director, "Discern" "Having been a cheerleader for the grand schemes recounted in this book, I'm happy to be a cheerleader for the book itself. It is accurate, thorough, and insightful. Since this century is certain to produce many new cadres of visioneers, the book will lend perspective on how best to critique and harness their dreams."--Stewart Brand, author of "Whole Earth Discipline" "McCray presents a fast-moving, compelling, and highly readable account of scientific movements in space colonization and nanotech. In each case, he argues that a single individual--a visioneer--brought the movement into existence and drove its rise to popularity through a mix of networking, promotion, and engineering."--Fred Turner, author of "From Counterculture to Cyberculture" "McCray tells the engaging story of Gerard O'Neill and K. Eric Drexler and the people they knew and worked with as they launched scientific, technological, and social movements in space exploration and nanotechnology. He has mined most if not all of the available sources and interviewed many of the key players. "The Visioneers" is a major contribution."--Peter Bishop, coeditor of "Thinking about the Future" "This is the foremost study of its kind in terms of detail, depth, and intellectual significance. McCray illuminates the challenges these visioneers faced in conceiving of their respective visions, defending them against critics and rivals, and learning to balance partial victories and partial defeats. Readers come to understand these figures as human beings beyond coming to understand their ideas, projects, and crusades."--Howard P. Segal, author of "Technological Utopianism in American Culture"

Biomolecular Computation for Bionanotechnology

  • Filename: biomolecular-computation-for-bionanotechnology.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015067673957
  • Release Date: 2007-01
  • Number of pages: 286
  • Author: Jian-Qin Liu
  • Publisher: Artech House Publishers



The drive toward non-silicon computing is underway, and this first-of-its-kind guide to molecular computation gives researchers a firm grasp of the technologies, biochemical details, and theoretical models at the cutting edge. It explores advances in molecular biology and nanotechnology and illuminates how the convergence of various technologies is propelling computational capacity beyond the limitations of traditional hardware technology and into the realm of moleware.

Nano hype

  • Filename: nano-hype.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015063669181
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 521
  • Author: David M. Berube
  • Publisher:



Synopsis: Nanotechnology appears in the plot lines of dozens of films, books, and TV commercials. Some scientists and policy makers are hailing its potential as a driver of the next industrial revolution, and others are warning of its negative implications for the environment, health, and society. Berube (communication studies, U. of South Carolina) works to get to the bottom of it all with a heft assessment of the state of the science and politics of nanoscience and current claims for and against its uses.-Book News.

Silicon Earth

  • Filename: silicon-earth.
  • ISBN: 9781498708272
  • Release Date: 2016-01-05
  • Number of pages: 595
  • Author: John D. Cressler
  • Publisher: CRC Press



We are in the center of the most life-changing technological revolution the Earth has ever known. In little more than 65 years, an eye-blink in human history, a single technological invention has launched the proverbial thousand ships, producing the most sweeping and pervasive set of changes ever to wash over humankind; changes that are reshaping the very core of human existence, on a global scale, at a relentlessly accelerating pace. And we are just at the very beginning. Silicon Earth: Introduction to Microelectronics and Nanotechnology introduces readers with little or no technical background to the marvels of microelectronics and nanotechnology, using straightforward language, an intuitive approach, minimal math, and lots of pictures. The general scientific and engineering underpinnings of microelectronics and nanotechnology are described, as well as how this new technological revolution is transforming a broad array of interdisciplinary fields, and civilization as a whole. Special "widget deconstruction" chapters address the inner workings of ubiquitous micro/nano-enabled pieces of technology, such as smartphones, flash drives, and digital cameras. Completely updated and upgraded to full color, the Second Edition: Includes new material on the design of electronic systems, the future of electronics, and the societal impact of micro/nanotechnology Provides new widget deconstructions of cutting-edge tech gadgets like the GPS-enabled smartwatch Adds end-of-chapter study questions and hundreds of new color photos Silicon Earth: Introduction to Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, Second Edition is a pick-up-and-read-cover-to-cover book for those curious about the micro/nanoworld, as well as a classroom-tested, student-and-professor-approved text ideal for an undergraduate-level university course. Lecture slides, homework examples, a deconstruction project, and discussion threads are available via an author-maintained website.

You are what You Eat Stories of Food in Modern Time

  • Filename: you-are-what-you-eat-stories-of-food-in-modern-time.
  • ISBN: 9781895451603
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 150
  • Author: David DeRocco
  • Publisher: Full Blast Productions



You Are What You Eat: Stories about Food in Modern Times is a reproducible book that includes 25 stories about issues relating to food and modern food production. The stories are written at an intermediate level. The 25 topics are: Food labels, Nanotechnology and food, Food allergies, Food borne illnesses, Type 2 diabetes, Factory farming, BMI (Body Mass Index), Pesticides and food, Pollinator decline, Seedbanks, Agricultural monoculture, Water, Globalization food, Food preservatives, Obesity, Famine, Factory food, New Food Pyramid: MyPyramid, Organic food, Fast food, Slow food, White whole wheat, Genetically modified foods, Good vs. Bad Carbs, and Nutraceuticals, Each unit is complimented by a variety of exercises covering most skill areas.

The Singularity Is Near

  • Filename: the-singularity-is-near.
  • ISBN: 1101218886
  • Release Date: 2005-09-22
  • Number of pages: 672
  • Author: Ray Kurzweil
  • Publisher: Penguin



“Startling in scope and bravado.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Artfully envisions a breathtakingly better world.” —Los Angeles Times “Elaborate, smart and persuasive.” —The Boston Globe “A pleasure to read.” —The Wall Street Journal One of CBS News’s Best Fall Books of 2005 • Among St Louis Post-Dispatch’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2005 • One of Amazon.com’s Best Science Books of 2005 A radical and optimistic view of the future course of human development from the bestselling author of How to Create a Mind and The Age of Spiritual Machines who Bill Gates calls “the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence” For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which the knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with the vastly greater capacity, speed, and knowledge-sharing ability of our creations. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lessons for the Future

  • Filename: lessons-for-the-future.
  • ISBN: 9780415276726
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 145
  • Author: David Hicks
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



Drawing on the latest research in futures studies, this book provides new insights into ways of helping both students and teachers think more critically and creatively about their own future and that of wider society. It acknowledges the crucial role of education in helping young people understand the nature of local and global change and the social and environmental impacts such change will have on their future. Setting out a clear educational rationale for promoting global and futures perspective in education, it provides helpful and stimulating examples of futures-orientated classroom activities. It also includes fascinating research into children's views of the future.

Governing Future Technologies

  • Filename: governing-future-technologies.
  • ISBN: 904812834X
  • Release Date: 2009-10-29
  • Number of pages: 314
  • Author: Mario Kaiser
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Nanotechnology has been the subject of extensive ‘assessment hype,’ unlike any previous field of research and development. A multiplicity of stakeholders have started to analyze the implications of nanotechnology: Technology assessment institutions around the world, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, re-insurance companies, and academics from science and technology studies and applied ethics have turned their attention to this growing field’s implications. In the course of these assessment efforts, a social phenomenon has emerged – a phenomenon the editors define as assessment regime. Despite the variety of organizations, methods, and actors involved in the evaluation and regulation of emerging nanotechnologies, the assessment activities comply with an overarching scientific and political imperative: Innovations are only welcome if they are assessed against the criteria of safety, sustainability, desirability, and acceptability. So far, such deliberations and reflections have played only a subordinate role. This book argues that with the rise of the nanotechnology assessment regime, however, things have changed dramatically: Situated at the crossroads of democratizing science and technology, good governance, and the quest for sustainable innovations, the assessment regime has become constitutive for technological development. The contributions in this book explore and critically analyse nanotechnology’s assessment regime: To what extent is it constitutive for technology in general, for nanotechnology in particular? What social conditions render the regime a phenomenon sui generis? And what are its implications for science and society?

Nano

  • Filename: nano.
  • ISBN: 9780230769021
  • Release Date: 2013-02-14
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Robin Cook
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan



Returning from Death Benefit, embattled medical student Pia Grazdani decides to take a year off from her studies and escape New York City. Intrigued by the promise of the burgeoning field of medical technology, Pia takes a job at Nano, LLC, a lavishly funded, security-conscious nanotechnology institute in the picturesque foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Nano, LLC is ahead of the curve in the competitive world of molecular manufacturing, including the construction of microbivores, tiny nano-robots with the ability to gobble up viruses and bacteria. But the corporate campus is a place of secrets. When Pia encounters a fellow employee on a corporate jogging path suffering the effects of a seizure, she soon realizes she may have literally stumbled upon one of Nano, LLC's human guinea pigs. Is the tech giant on the cusp of one of the biggest medical discoveries of the twenty-first century – a treatment option for millions – or have they already sold out to the highest bidder?

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