Hacking Matter

Author: Wil Mccarthy
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786723416
Format: PDF, Docs
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Programmable matter is probably not the next technological revolution, nor even perhaps the one after that. But it's coming, and when it does, it will change our lives as much as any invention ever has. Imagine being able to program matter itself-to change it, with the click of a cursor, from hard to soft, from paper to stone, from fluorescent to super-reflective to invisible. Supported by organizations ranging from Levi Strauss and IBM to the Defense Department, solid-state physicists in renowned laboratories are working to make it a reality. In this dazzling investigation, Wil McCarthy visits the laboratories and talks with the researchers who are developing this extraordinary technology, describes how they are learning to control it, and tells us where all this will lead. The possibilities are truly astonishing.

The Quantum Revolution

Author: Kent A. Peacock
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313334481
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides a history of one of the most powerful and successful science theories -- quantum mechanics.

The A to Z of Science Fiction Literature

Author: Brian M. Stableford
Publisher:
ISBN:
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For quick reference to the significant authors, publications, awards, and events in the field of speculative fiction turn to this handy A to Z guide.

Nanotechnology Applications and Markets

Author: Lawrence Gasman
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
ISBN: 9781596930063
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The buzz on nanotechnology is deafening, but which industries will it really impact - and when? This professional-level book gives executives, venture capitalists, and investors the first "down to business" market analysis that separates commercial reality from hype and provides real-world tools for assessing nanotech's impact on any business or company. It spotlights the most viable R& D now taking root and what nano-enabled products will likely emerge in what industries first. Readers get a rich understanding of technical, business, and legal essentials, and a solid framework for judging nanotech without overheated expectations or overcautious pessimism.

Science in the Contemporary World

Author: Eric Gottfrid Swedin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851095241
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This work is a unique introductory A–Z resource detailing the scientific achievements of the contemporary world and analyzing the key scientific trends, discoveries, and personalities of the modern age. * Over 200 A–Z entries covering topics ranging from plate tectonics to the first Moon landings * More than 40 stunning photographs providing a unique pictorial chronicle of the achievements of modern science