Monsters: The Hindenburg Disaster and the Birth of by Ed Regis

By Ed Regis

“Oh, the humanity!" Radio reporter Herbert Morrison's phrases on witnessing the destruction of the Hindenburg are etched in our collective reminiscence. but, whereas the Hindenburg—like the Titanic—is an emblem of the technological hubris of a bygone period, we appear to have forgotten the teachings that may be realized from the notorious 1937 zeppelin disaster.
Zeppelins have been steerable balloons of hugely flammable, explosive fuel, however the sheer magic of seeing the sort of behemoths afloat within the sky solid an impossible to resist spell over all those that observed them. In Monsters, Ed Regis explores the query of ways a expertise now so thoroughly invalidated (and so essentially harmful) ever controlled to arrive the high-risk point of improvement that it did. in the course of the tale of the zeppelin's improvement, Regis examines the perils of what he calls “pathological technologies"—inventions whose immense dangers are sometimes minimized because of their nearly mystical allure.
Such foolishness isn't restricted to the economic age: more recent examples of pathological applied sciences comprise the U.S. government's deliberate use of hydrogen bombs for large-scale geoengineering tasks; the phenomenally dicy, dear, and eventually deserted Superconducting tremendous Collider; and the unique interstellar propulsion structures proposed for DARPA's present-day a hundred 12 months Starship undertaking. In case after case, the romantic attraction of foolishly formidable applied sciences has blinded us to their shortcomings, risks, and costs.
Both a historical past of technological folly and a strong cautionary story for destiny applied sciences and different grandiose schemes, Monsters is vital interpreting for specialists and electorate hoping to work out new applied sciences via transparent eyes.

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Fundamentals of astrodynamics and applications by David A. Vallado, James Wertz

By David A. Vallado, James Wertz

Basics of Astrodynamics and functions has turn into the traditional astrodynamics reference for these fascinated by the enterprise of spaceflight. What units this ebook aside is that just about the entire theoretical arithmetic is through discussions of functional functions applied in confirmed software program workouts which are on hand for no extra fee on the net. for instance, the booklet incorporates a compendium of algorithms that let scholars and execs to figure out orbits with excessive precision utilizing a computer. unquestionably, while an astrodynamics challenge arises sooner or later, it's going to remain typical perform for engineers to maintain this quantity shut to hand and "look it up in Vallado".

While earlier versions have been quite important and renowned in the course of the neighborhood, there are various the reason why the fourth version can be much more so. there are lots of remodeled examples and derivations. there's a wholly new bankruptcy on interplanetary movement. there's a stronger and multiplied dialogue of the most recent coordinate structures, orbit choice, and differential correction. probably most crucial is that, as with the 3rd variation, all the software program workouts defined within the e-book at the moment are on hand at no cost in FORTRAN, PASCAL, C++, VBA, and MatLab. This makes the fourth variation a good extra useful textual content and great reference.

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Delton T. Horn's All-Time Favorite Electronic Projects by Delton T. Horn

By Delton T. Horn

Delton Horn has been an electronics experimenter for over 18 years and has labored in numerous fields as an electronics technician. he's now occupied as a full-time technical writer. All sixteen of those initiatives have been extracted from six of his top initiatives books at present released via TAB. those books are: 117Practical IC initiatives you could construct

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Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet by Matthew Lyon, Katie Hafner

By Matthew Lyon, Katie Hafner

Twenty 5 years in the past, it didn't exist. this day, twenty million humans around the globe are browsing the internet. Where Wizards stay awake Late is the interesting tale of the pioneers chargeable for growing the main observed, such a lot influential, and such a lot far-reaching communications leap forward because the invention of the telephone.

In the 1960's, while desktops the place considered as mere big calculators, J.C.R. Licklider at MIT observed them because the final communications units. With protection division money, he and a band of visionary laptop whizzes started paintings on a national, interlocking community of desktops. Taking readers behind the curtain, Where Wizards stay awake Late captures the labor, genius, and chuffed injuries in their bold, stunningly winning enterprise.

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Proceedings of the International Conference on Social

Comprises works from top-researches of in complexity and large data

Presents views from a wide-range of researchers, together with; physicists, machine scientists, economists, and engineers

Covers present study from uncomplicated thought to purposes for social phenomena

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The court cases of the overseas convention “SMSEC2014”, a joint convention of the 1st “Social Modeling and Simulations” and the tenth “Econophysics Colloquium”, held in Kobe in November 2014 with 174 contributors, are accumulated herein. leading edge medical researches on quite a few social phenomena are reviewed. New tools for research of massive facts reminiscent of monetary markets, vehicle traffics, epidemic spreading, world-trades and social media communications are supplied to elucidate advanced interplay and distributions underlying in those social phenomena. Robustness and fragility of social platforms are mentioned according to agent types and intricate community types. innovations approximately excessive functionality pcs are brought for simulation of complex social phenomena. Readers will suppose the researchers minds that deep and quantitative figuring out will give the opportunity to achieve accomplished simulations of our complete society within the close to destiny, that allows you to give a contribution to extensive fields of additionally to medical coverage selection.

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Technische Akustik by Michael Möser

By Michael Möser

Im Fokus der 10. Auflage dieses Klassikers steht die ausführliche Betrachtung der Wellenausbreitung. Die Beschreibung von Beugungsvorgängen sowie die Schallabstrahlung werden vertieft dargestellt. Aktualisierte Verweise auf schalltechnische Normen sowie kurze Zusammenfassungen und zahlreiche Übungsaufgaben am Ende jedes Kapitels machen das Buch zu einem wertvollen Grundlagentext für das Selbststudium oder zur Vorlesungsbegleitung.

Stoffauswahl und Aufbau dieses Buches sind einzigartig und bewährt. Maßnahmen zur Beruhigung der akustischen Umwelt stehen im Mittelpunkt und werden leicht verständlich dargestellt. Es vermittelt umfassendes Grundlagenwissen über die Natur von Schall und Schwingungen. Alle Kapitel stellen direkt und indirekt die Frage, wie die Lautstärke in den praktisch wichtigsten akustischen Umgebungen (in Gebäuden und im Freien) verringert werden kann. Den so genannten Maßnahmenkapiteln werden die Medienkapitel vorangestellt.

Das Buch richtet sich gleichermaßen an Studierende und Lehrende im Bereich der Ingenieurausbildung.

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The Real World of Technology by Ursula M. Franklin

By Ursula M. Franklin

Publish yr note: First released in 1996
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In this multiplied version of her bestselling 1989 CBC Massey Lectures, popular Canadian scientist and humanitarian Ursula M. Franklin examines the impression of expertise upon our lives and addresses the intense alterations within the bit sphere given that The actual international of Technology used to be first released.

In 4 new chapters, Franklin tackles contentious matters, similar to the dilution of privateness and highbrow estate rights, the effect of the present expertise on executive and governance, the shift from patron capitalism to funding capitalism, and the impact of the web upon the craft of writing.

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Information Technology and Mobile Communication: by Vijay S. Rajpurohit, M. M. Manohara Pai (auth.), Vinu V Das,

By Vijay S. Rajpurohit, M. M. Manohara Pai (auth.), Vinu V Das, Gylson Thomas, Ford Lumban Gaol (eds.)

This booklet constitutes the refereed lawsuits of the overseas convention on Advances in info expertise and cellular verbal exchange, target 2011, held at Nagpur, India, in April 2011. The 31 revised complete papers offered including 27 brief papers and 34 poster papers have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from 313 submissions. The papers disguise all present matters in concept, practices, and functions of knowledge know-how, machine and cellular communique know-how and comparable topics.

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7th International Conference on Compressors and their by City University of London, Institution of Mechanical

By City University of London, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

This booklet comprises the papers offered on the seventh overseas convention on Compressors and their platforms at urban collage London along side the IMECHE. This convention is the final word worldwide discussion board for reviewing the newest advancements and novel methods in compressor study. It beneficial properties contributions from gear brands, providers, clients and learn businesses; those papers current advancements in air, fuel and refrigeration compressors; vacuum pumps; expanders; and similar structures and parts. Papers hide the layout, improvement and operation of quite a lot of compressors and expanders. gear brands, providers, clients and examine corporations are all represented. elements lined contain: current and destiny advancements in scroll compressors; layout and optimisation of screw compressors; most up-to-date pondering in oscillating and vane compressors; enhancing the functionality of valves; most recent learn in dynamic compressors; unique research of reciprocating compressors; enhanced accuracy and usability of modelling concepts; constructing higher regulate of centrifugal compressors; and decreasing undesirable noise and vibration.

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Food for the ageing population by Monique Raats

By Monique Raats

The world’s getting older inhabitants is expanding. meals execs should handle the desires of older generations extra heavily sooner or later. This distinctive quantity experiences the features of the getting old inhabitants as foodstuff shoppers, the position of food in fit ageing and the layout of meals services for the aged. Chapters partially one speak about facets of the elderly’s courting with meals, corresponding to urge for food and getting old and the social value of food. the second one half stories the function of food in stipulations reminiscent of Alzheimer's and eye-related problems. Concluding chapters handle matters comparable to nutrition protection and the aged and meals schooling programmes.

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