Return of Gonzo Gizmos

Author: Simon Quellen Field
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613740492
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This fresh collection of more than 20 science projects--from hydrogen fuel cells to computer-controlled radio transmitters--is perfect for the tireless tinkerer. Innovative activities include taking detailed plant cell photographs through a microscope using a disposable camera; building a rocket engine out of aluminum foil, paper clips, and kitchen matches; and constructing a geodesic dome out of gumdrops and barbecue skewers. Organized by scientific topic, each chapter includes explanations of the physics, chemistry, biology, or mathematics behind the projects. Most of the devices can be built using common household products or components available at hardware or electronic stores, and each experiment contains illustrated step-by-step instructions with photographs and diagrams that make construction easy. No workbench warrior, science teacher, or grown-up geek should be without this idea-filled resource.

Backyard Ballistics

Author: William Gurstelle
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613743548
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ordinary folks can construct 13 awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware store materials and this step-by-step guide. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects ranging from the simple—a match-powered rocket—to the more complex—a scale-model, table-top catapult—to the offbeat—a tennis ball cannon. With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, explains the physics behind the projects, and profiles scientists and extraordinary experimenters such as Alfred Nobel, Robert Goddard, and Isaac Newton. This book will be indispensable for the legions of backyard toy-rocket launchers and fireworks fanatics who wish every day was the fourth of July.

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction Build Implements of Spitball Warfare

Author: John Austin
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569768307
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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We’ve come a long way from the Peashooter Era: with the advent of modern household products and office supplies—binder clips, clothespins, rubber bands, ballpoint pens, toothpicks, paper clips, plastic utensils, and (of course) matches and barbeque lighters—troublemakers of all stripes have the components needed to build an impressive, if somewhat miniaturized, arsenal. Toy designer John Austin provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project, including materials and ammo lists, clear diagrams, and construction tips, for mayhem-loving MacGyvers. The 35 devices include catapults, slingshots, minibombs, darts, and combustion shooters. Build a tiny trebuchet from paper clips and a D-cell battery. Wrap a penny in a string of paper caps to create a surprisingly impressive “bomb.” Several of the projects even include variations where combatants mount laser pointer sights to their shooters to increase their accuracy. Finally, once you’ve built your armory, the author provides plans for a Top Secret Concealing Book to hide your stash, as well as targets for shooting practice. Never let your personal space go undefended again!

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2

Author: John Austin
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1569767165
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Culling common household items to create an uncommon arsenal of miniature gadgets and sidearms, this guidebook provides do-it-yourself spy enthusiasts with 35 different surveillance tools and weapons. From a mini-catapult in a breath-mint tin to milk-jug cap blow-dart wristwatches, this handbook details how to achieve clandestine ends practically and inexpensively. In addition to creating weapons such as periscopes, bionic ears, and grappling hooks, spies-to-be will find ideas on how to hide their stash--a deck of cards, a false-bottom soda bottle, or a cereal box-brief case--and tips for target practice. Clear diagrams and instructions make construction simple, while easy-to-follow safety tips help ensure DIY builders avoid injuries. Projects include a paper throwing star, a bowler hat launcher, and a Q-pick blow gun.

Statistische Methoden der Datenanalyse

Author: Wolfgang Rhode
Publisher: de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110409468
Format: PDF, Docs
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Dieses Lehrbuch vermittelt das Basiswissen, das zur Planung eines Experimentes, der Analyse erfasster Daten, sowie f�r R�ckschl�sse auf physikalische Parameter ben�tigt wird. Dabei wird sowohl auf Planung und Durchf�hrung von Experimenten eingegangen, wie auch auf Monte Carlo Verfahren f�r numerische Experimente und die Interpretation und Analyse gewonnener Daten. Der Aufbau folgt der gedanklichen Planung und Analyse eines Experiments. Daher werden zun�chst die Randbedingungen der numerischen Mathematik, dann die Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie bis hin zur Monte Carlo Simulation von Experimenten und schlie�lich der Datenanalyse mit einfachen und komplexen Verfahren behandelt.

Medizinrechtliche Probleme der Humangenetik

Author: Thomas Hillenkamp
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642560873
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Die sich ständig erweiternden Möglichkeiten der angewandten Humangenetik stellen Recht und Ethik vor stetig neue Herausforderungen. Was wollen und sollen wir wissen? Wieviel Vorhersage verträgt der Mensch? Der vorliegende Band enthält drei Vorträge aus einer Ringvorlesung, die sich aus der Perspektive der drei großen Fachrichtungen der Jurisprudenz den medizinrechtlichen Problemen der Humangenetik nähern. Hinzugefügt sind die Referate des anschließenden Symposiums, in denen die medizinischen, philosophischen und medizinrechtlichen Aspekte der Thematik vertieft werden. Die Beiträge reichen von den verfassungsrechtlichen Grundlagen und zivilrechtlichen Aspekten der genetischen Beratung, Diagnostik und Therapie über die moralischen Implikationen des genetischen Wissens für den Einzelnen und die Gesellschaft bis hin zu den praktischen Möglichkeiten und Grenzen prädiktiver Medizin.