Fluidics by Sean Bartlett

Fluidics
  • Title : Fluidics
  • Author : Sean Bartlett
  • Publisher : Emereo Pty Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9781488525520
  • Pages : 46
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

There has never been a Fluidics Guide like this. It contains 49 answers, much more than you can imagine; comprehensive answers and extensive details and references, with insights that have never before been offered in print. Get the information you need--fast! This all-embracing guide offers a thorough view of key knowledge and detailed insight. This Guide introduces what you want to know about Fluidics. A quick look inside of some of the subjects covered: Nanofluidics - Theory, Pneumatic - Pneumatic logic, Organ-on-a-chip - Kidney-on-a-Chip, Nanomechanics, Pressure - Examples, Stealth technology - Research, Microfabrication, Cell encapsulation - Agarose, Microfluidics - Droplet-based microfluidics, Romania - Science and technology, Microfluidics - Future Directions, Spoileron - Research, Thrust vectoring - Aircraft, Microfluidics - A tool for cell biological research, Elevon - Research, Nanotopography, Microscopy - Serial time-encoded amplified microscopy, Microfluidics - Evolutionary biology, Nanohub, Electroactive Polymers - Stimuli-responsive gels, Sony - Medical-related business, Hydraulics, Flaperon - Research, Microfluidics - Microbial behavior, Microfluidics - Optics, Interface and Colloid Science, Elevator (aircraft) - Research, Organ-on-a-chip - Heart-on-a-Chip, Solenoid valve, Aircraft flight control systems - Fluidics, Microfluidics - Microscale behavior of fluids, Bubble memory - Further applications, Microfluidics - Fuel cells, Microfluidics - DNA chips (microarrays), Microfluidics - Digital microfluidics, Fluidics - Research, Microtechnology - Items constructed at the microscopic level, Fluorescence - Other techniques, Organ-on-a-chip - Transitioning from 3D Cell-Culture Models to Organs-on-Chips, Microfluidics - Molecular biology, and much more...


Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life Sciences by National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Policy and Global Affairs,Development, Security, and Cooperation,Committee on Advances in Technology and the Prevention of Their Application to Next Generation Biowarfare Threats

Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life Sciences
  • Title : Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life Sciences
  • Author : National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Policy and Global Affairs,Development, Security, and Cooperation,Committee on Advances in Technology and the Prevention of Their Application to Next Generation Biowarfare Threats
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780309164757
  • Pages : 316
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Biomedical advances have made it possible to identify and manipulate features of living organisms in useful ways--leading to improvements in public health, agriculture, and other areas. The globalization of scientific and technical expertise also means that many scientists and other individuals around the world are generating breakthroughs in the life sciences and related technologies. The risks posed by bioterrorism and the proliferation of biological weapons capabilities have increased concern about how the rapid advances in genetic engineering and biotechnology could enable the production of biological weapons with unique and unpredictable characteristics. Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of Life Sciences examines current trends and future objectives of research in public health, life sciences, and biomedical science that contain applications relevant to developments in biological weapons 5 to 10 years into the future and ways to anticipate, identify, and mitigate these dangers.


Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting by Andreas Radbruch

Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting
  • Title : Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting
  • Author : Andreas Radbruch
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 3662041294
  • Pages : 355
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The analysis and sorting of large numbers of cells with a fluorescence-activated cell sorter (FACS) was first achieved some 30 years ago. Since then, this technology has been rapidly developed and is used today in many laboratories. A Springer Lab Manual Review of the First Edition: "This is a most useful volume which will be a welcome addition for personal use and also for laboratories in a wide range of disciplines. Highly recommended." CYTOBIOS


Yeats’s Mask by Margaret Mills Harper,Warwick Gould

Yeats’s Mask
  • Title : Yeats’s Mask
  • Author : Margaret Mills Harper,Warwick Gould
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1783740175
  • Pages : 496
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  • Language : English
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Yeats’s Mask, Yeats Annual No. 19 is a special issue in this renowned research-level series. Fashionable in the age of Wilde, the Mask changes shape until it emerges as Mask in the system of A Vision. Chronologically tracing the concept through Yeats’s plays and those poems written as ‘texts for exposition’ of his occult thought which flowers in A Vision itself (1925 and 1937), the volume also spotlights ‘The Mask before The Mask’ numerous plays including Cathleen Ni-Houlihan, The King’s Threshold, Calvary, The Words upon the Window-pane, A Full Moon in March and The Death of Cuchulain. There are excurses into studies of Yeats’s friendship with the Oxford don and cleric, William Force Stead, his radio broadcasts, the Chinese contexts for his writing of ‘Lapis Lazuli’. His self-renewal after The Oxford Book of Modern Verse, and the key occult epistolary exchange ‘Leo Africanus’, edited from MSS by Steve L. Adams and George Mills Harper, is republished from the elusive Yeats Annual No. 1 (1982). The essays are by David Bradshaw, Michael Cade-Stewart, Aisling Carlin, Warwick Gould, Margaret Mills Harper, Pierre Longuenesse, Jerusha McCormack, Neil Mann, Emilie Morin, Elizabeth Müller and Alexandra Poulain, with shorter notes by Philip Bishop and Colin Smythe considering Yeats’s quatrain upon remaking himself and the pirate editions of The Land of Heart’s Desire. Ten reviews focus on various volumes of the Cornell Yeats MSS Series, his correspondence with George Yeats, and numerous critical studies. Yeats Annual is published by Open Book Publishers in association with the Institute of English Studies, University of London.


On Writing Well by William Knowlton Zinsser

On Writing Well
  • Title : On Writing Well
  • Author : William Knowlton Zinsser
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • ISBN Code : 9780062733030
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Warns against common errors in structure, style, and diction, and explains the fundamentals of conducting interviews and writing travel, scientific, sports, critical, and humorous articles.


Research Methods in Education by Louis Cohen,Lawrence Manion,Keith Morrison

Research Methods in Education
  • Title : Research Methods in Education
  • Author : Louis Cohen,Lawrence Manion,Keith Morrison
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134204302
  • Pages : 656
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This fully updated sixth edition of the international bestseller Research Methods in Education covers the whole range of methods currently employed by educational research at all stages. It is divided into five main parts: the context of educational research; planning educational research; styles of educational research; strategies for data collection and researching; and data analysis. The book also contains references to a comprehensive dedicated website of accompanying materials. The sixth edition includes new material on: complexity theory, ethics, sampling and sensitive educational research experimental research, questionnaire design and administration with practical guidance qualitative and quantitative data analysis, with practical examples internet based research. Research Methods in Education is essential reading for the professional researcher and continues to be the standard text for students and lecturers in educational research. To access the dedicated website of accompanying materials, please visit: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415368780.


Grow by Focusing on What Matters by Joel E. Urbany

Grow by Focusing on What Matters
  • Title : Grow by Focusing on What Matters
  • Author : Joel E. Urbany
  • Publisher : Business Expert Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781606490938
  • Pages : 232
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  • Language : English
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Growth and competitive advantage are about effective positioning. Building effective positioning is challenging today for firms facing new and stronger competition, volatile and uncertain markets, and shifting customer desires and demands. The 3-Circle Model facilitates speed of understanding and action by focusing attention on the most critical strategy concepts in this uncertain environment. Growth strategy emerges in the model from systematically addressing four key strategy directives in a deep and disciplined way: define, build, and defend the unique value you create for customers; correct, eliminate, or reveal value that is failing customers or of which they're not aware; potentially neutralize the unique value created for customers by competitors; explore and exploit new growth opportunities through deep understanding of customers' unmet needs.


The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall,General Press

The Secret Teachings of All Ages
  • Title : The Secret Teachings of All Ages
  • Author : Manly P. Hall,General Press
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • ISBN Code : 938944036X
  • Pages : 960
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Secret Teachings of All Ages is perhaps the most comprehensive and complete esoteric encyclopedia ever written. The sheer scope and ambition of this book are stunning. In this book Manly P. Hall has successfully distilled the essence of more arcane subjects than one would think possible. This book explores the themes underlying ancient mythology, philosophy, and religion. Unrivaled in its beauty and completeness, it distills ancient and modern teachings of nearly 600 experts.


The Next Step by N.A

The Next Step
  • Title : The Next Step
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Bbva-Open Mind
  • ISBN Code : 9788416714452
  • Pages : 408
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Next Step: Exponential Life presents essays on the potential of what are known as "exponential technologies"--those whose development is accelerating rapidly, such as robotics, artificial intelligence or industrial biology--considering their economic, social, environmental, ethical and even ontological implications. This book's premise is that humanity is at the beginning of a technological revolution that is evolving at a much faster pace than earlier ones--a revolution is so far-reaching it is destined to generate transformations we can only begin to imagine. Contributors include Aubrey D.N.J. de Grey, Jonathan Rossiter, Joseph A. Paradiso, Kevin Warwick, Huma Shah, Ramón López de Mántaras, Helen Papagiannis, Jay David Bolter, Maria Engberg, Robin Hanson, Stuart Russell, Darrell M. West, Francisco González, Chris Skinner, Steven Monroe Lipkin, S. Matthew Liao, James Giordano, Luciano Floridi, Seán Ó Héigeartaigh and Martin Rees.


Practical Flow Cytometry by Howard M. Shapiro

Practical Flow Cytometry
  • Title : Practical Flow Cytometry
  • Author : Howard M. Shapiro
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0471434035
  • Pages : 736
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  • Language : English
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From the reviews of the 3rd Edition... "The standard reference for anyone interested in understandingflow cytometry technology." American Journal of Clinical Oncology "...one of the most valuable of its genre and...addressed to awide audience?written in such an attractive way, being bothinformative and stimulating." Trends in Cell Biology This reference explains the science and discusses the vastbiomedical applications of quantitative analytical cytology usinglaser-activated detection and cell sorting. Now in its fourthedition, this text has been expanded to provide full coverage ofthe broad spectrum of applications in molecular biology andbiotechnology today. New to this edition are chapters on automatedanalysis of array technologies, compensation, high-speed sorting,reporter molecules, and multiplex and apoptosis assays, along withfully updated and revised references and a list of suppliers.


Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology by National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Committee on Frontiers at the Interface of Computing and Biology

Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology
  • Title : Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Committee on Frontiers at the Interface of Computing and Biology
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 030909612X
  • Pages : 468
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Advances in computer science and technology and in biology over the last several years have opened up the possibility for computing to help answer fundamental questions in biology and for biology to help with new approaches to computing. Making the most of the research opportunities at the interface of computing and biology requires the active participation of people from both fields. While past attempts have been made in this direction, circumstances today appear to be much more favorable for progress. To help take advantage of these opportunities, this study was requested of the NRC by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy. The report provides the basis for establishing cross-disciplinary collaboration between biology and computing including an analysis of potential impediments and strategies for overcoming them. The report also presents a wealth of examples that should encourage students in the biological sciences to look for ways to enable them to be more effective users of computing in their studies.


Flow Cytometry by Alice Longobardi Givan

Flow Cytometry
  • Title : Flow Cytometry
  • Author : Alice Longobardi Givan
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118688392
  • Pages : 296
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Flow cytometry continually amazes scientists with its ever-expanding utility. Advances in flow cytometry have opened new directions in theoretical science, clinical diagnosis, and medical practice. The new edition of Flow Cytometry: First Principles provides a thorough update of this now classic text, reflecting innovations in the field while outlining the fundamental elements of instrumentation, sample preparation, and data analysis. Flow Cytometry: First Principles, Second Edition explains the basic principles of flow cytometry, surveying its primary scientific and clinical applications and highlighting state-of-the-art techniques at the frontiers of research. This edition contains extensive revisions of all chapters, including new discussions on fluorochrome and laser options for multicolor analysis, an additionalsection on apoptosis in the chapter on DNA, and new chapters onintracellular protein staining and cell sorting, including high-speed sorting and alternative sorting methods, as well as traditional technology. This essential resource: Assumes no prior knowledge of flow cytometry Progresses with an informal, engaging lecture style from simpleto more complex concepts Offers a clear introduction to new vocabulary, principles of instrumentation, and strategies for data analysis Emphasizes the theory relevant to all flow cytometry, with examples from a variety of clinical and scientific fields Flow Cytometry: First Principles, Second Edition provides scientists, clinicians, technologists, and students with the knowledge necessary for beginning the practice of flow cytometry and for understanding related literature.


Wireless Sensor Networks by Kazem Sohraby,Daniel Minoli,Taieb Znati

Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Title : Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Author : Kazem Sohraby,Daniel Minoli,Taieb Znati
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0470112751
  • Pages : 328
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Infrastructure for Homeland Security Environments Wireless Sensor Networks helps readers discover the emerging field of low-cost standards-based sensors that promise a high order of spatial and temporal resolution and accuracy in an ever-increasing universe of applications. It shares the latest advances in science and engineering paving the way towards a large plethora of new applications in such areas as infrastructure protection and security, healthcare, energy, food safety, RFID, ZigBee, and processing. Unlike other books on wireless sensor networks that focus on limited topics in the field, this book is a broad introduction that covers all the major technology, standards, and application topics. It contains everything readers need to know to enter this burgeoning field, including current applications and promising research and development; communication and networking protocols; middleware architecture for wireless sensor networks; and security and management. The straightforward and engaging writing style of this book makes even complex concepts and processes easy to follow and understand. In addition, it offers several features that help readers grasp the material and then apply their knowledge in designing their own wireless sensor network systems: * Examples illustrate how concepts are applied to the development and application of * wireless sensor networks * Detailed case studies set forth all the steps of design and implementation needed to solve real-world problems * Chapter conclusions that serve as an excellent review by stressing the chapter's key concepts * References in each chapter guide readers to in-depth discussions of individual topics This book is ideal for networking designers and engineers who want to fully exploit this new technology and for government employees who are concerned about homeland security. With its examples, it is appropriate for use as a coursebook for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students.


On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition by William Zinsser

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition
  • Title : On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition
  • Author : William Zinsser
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0062250507
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.


Biophysics of the Senses by Tennille D Presley

Biophysics of the Senses
  • Title : Biophysics of the Senses
  • Author : Tennille D Presley
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1681741113
  • Pages : 70
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Biophysics of the Senses connects fundamental properties of physics to biological systems, relating them directly to the human body. It includes discussions of the role of charges and free radicals in disease and homeostasis, how aspects of mechanics impact normal body functions, human bioelectricity and circuitry, forces within the body, and biophysical sensory mechanisms. This is an exciting view of how sensory aspects of biophysics are utilized in everyday life for students who are curious but struggle with the connection between biology and physics.


Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers by Anthony C. Mersino

Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers
  • Title : Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers
  • Author : Anthony C. Mersino
  • Publisher : Amacom Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780814474167
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In order to run projects successfully, project managers need to master more than the requisite technical knowledge. The more complex the project, the more significant their interpersonal skills become to achieving a successful outcome. Without the people skills necessary to lead effectively, even the most carefully orchestrated project can quickly fall apart. Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers introduces readers to the basic concepts of emotional intelligence and shows how to apply them to their project goals. Readers will learn how to: * set the tone and direction for the project * communicate more effectively * improve listening skills * create a positive work environment * motivate, coach, and mentorteam members * productively handle stress, criticism, and blame * and more. Complete with checklists and self-assessments, this handy guide enables project managers to apply these important skills to their projects right away.


Queer Methods and Methodologies by Catherine J. Nash

Queer Methods and Methodologies
  • Title : Queer Methods and Methodologies
  • Author : Catherine J. Nash
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317072677
  • Pages : 316
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  • Language : English
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Queer Methods and Methodologies provides the first systematic consideration of the implications of a queer perspective in the pursuit of social scientific research. This volume grapples with key contemporary questions regarding the methodological implications for social science research undertaken from diverse queer perspectives, and explores the limitations and potentials of queer engagements with social science research techniques and methodologies. With contributors based in the UK, USA, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia, this truly international volume will appeal to anyone pursuing research at the intersections between social scientific research and queer perspectives, as well as those engaging with methodological considerations in social science research more broadly.


Genomic Applications in Pathology by George Jabboure Netto,Iris Schrijver

Genomic Applications in Pathology
  • Title : Genomic Applications in Pathology
  • Author : George Jabboure Netto,Iris Schrijver
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1493907271
  • Pages : 622
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  • Language : English
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Genomic Applications in Pathology provides a state-of-the art review of the scientific principles underlying next generation genomic technologies and the required bioinformatics approaches to analyses of the daunting amount of data generated by current and emerging genomic technologies. Implementation roadmaps for various clinical assays such as single gene, gene panels, whole exome and whole genome assays are discussed together with issues related to reporting, including the pathologist’s role in interpretation and clinical integration of genomic tests results. Genomic applications for site-specific solid tumors and hematologic neoplasms are detailed, as well as genomic applications in pharmacogenomics, inherited genetic diseases, and infectious diseases. The latest iteration of practice recommendations and guidelines in genomic testing, put forth by stakeholder professional organizations such as the Association for Molecular Pathology and the College of American Pathologists, are also discussed in the volume, as well as regulatory issues and laboratory accreditation related to genomic testing. Written by experts in the field, Genomic Applications in Pathology provides a comprehensive resource that is of great value to practicing molecular pathologists, hematopathologists, other subspecialized pathologists, general pathologists, pathology trainees, oncologists, and geneticists.​


Embodied Artificial Intelligence by Fumiya Iida,Rolf Pfeifer,Luc Steels,Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Embodied Artificial Intelligence
  • Title : Embodied Artificial Intelligence
  • Author : Fumiya Iida,Rolf Pfeifer,Luc Steels,Yasuo Kuniyoshi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3540278338
  • Pages : 334
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  • Language : English
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Originating from a Dagstuhl seminar, the collection of papers presented in this book constitutes on the one hand a representative state-of-the-art survey of embodied artificial intelligence, and on the other hand the papers identify the important research trends and directions in the field. Following an introductory overview, the 23 papers are organized into topical sections on - philosophical and conceptual issues - information, dynamics, and morphology - principles of embodiment for real-world applications - developmental approaches - artificial evolution and self-reconfiguration


On Fuzziness by Rudolf Seising,Enric Trillas,Claudio Moraga,Settimo Termini

On Fuzziness
  • Title : On Fuzziness
  • Author : Rudolf Seising,Enric Trillas,Claudio Moraga,Settimo Termini
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3642356419
  • Pages : 431
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  • Language : English
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The notion of Fuzziness stands as one of the really new concepts that have recently enriched the world of Science. Science grows not only through technical and formal advances on one side and useful applications on the other side, but also as consequence of the introduction and assimilation of new concepts in its corpus. These, in turn, produce new developments and applications. And this is what Fuzziness, one of the few new concepts arisen in the XX Century, has been doing so far. This book aims at paying homage to Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh, the “father of fuzzy logic” and also at giving credit to his exceptional work and personality. In a way, this is reflected in the variety of contributions collected in the book. In some of them the authors chose to speak of personal meetings with Lotfi; in others, they discussed how certain papers of Zadeh were able to open for them a new research horizon. Some contributions documented results obtained from the author/s after taking inspiration from a particular idea of Zadeh, thus implicitly acknowledging him. Finally, there are contributions of several “third generation fuzzysists or softies” who were firstly led into the world of Fuzziness by a disciple of Lotfi Zadeh, who, following his example, took care of opening for them a new road in science. Rudolf Seising is Adjoint Researcher at the European Centre for Soft Computing in Mieres, Asturias (Spain). Enric Trillas and Claudio Moraga are Emeritus Researchers at the European Centre for Soft Computing, Mieres, Asturias (Spain). Settimo Termini is Professor of Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Palermo, Italy and Affiliated Researcher at the European Centre for Soft Computing, Mieres, Asturias (Spain)


Social Media and Elections in Africa, Volume 1 by Martin N. Ndlela,Winston Mano

Social Media and Elections in Africa, Volume 1
  • Title : Social Media and Elections in Africa, Volume 1
  • Author : Martin N. Ndlela,Winston Mano
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030305538
  • Pages : 237
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book brings together fresh evidence and new theoretical frameworks in a unique analysis of the increasing role of social media in political campaigns and electoral processes across Africa. Supported by contemporary and historical cases studies, it engages with the main drives behind the various appropriations of social media for election campaigns, organization, and voter mobilization. Contributors in this volume delve into changing and complex aspects of social media, offering an appraisal of theoretical perspectives and examining fascinating case studies which social media use is redefining elections across Africa. Contributions show that new media ecologies are resulting in new policy regimes, user behaviors, and communication models that have implications for electoral processes. The book also provides preliminary analysis of emerging forms of algorithm-driven campaigns, fake news, information distortions and other methods that undermine electoral democracy in Africa.


Mechatronic Futures by Peter Hehenberger,David Bradley

Mechatronic Futures
  • Title : Mechatronic Futures
  • Author : Peter Hehenberger,David Bradley
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319321560
  • Pages : 259
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  • Language : English
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Offering a comprehensive overview of the challenges, risks and options facing the future of mechatronics, this book provides insights into how these issues are currently assessed and managed. Building on the previously published book ‘Mechatronics in Action,’ it identifies and discusses the key issues likely to impact on future mechatronic systems. It supports mechatronics practitioners in identifying key areas in design, modeling and technology and places these in the wider context of concepts such as cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things. For educators it considers the potential effects of developments in these areas on mechatronic course design, and ways of integrating these. Written by experts in the field, it explores topics including systems integration, design, modeling, privacy, ethics and future application domains. Highlighting novel innovation directions, it is intended for academics, engineers and students working in the field of mechatronics, particularly those developing new concepts, methods and ideas.


Biological, Physical and Technical Basics of Cell Engineering by Gerhard M. Artmann,Aysegül Artmann,Azhar A. Zhubanova,Ilya Digel

Biological, Physical and Technical Basics of Cell Engineering
  • Title : Biological, Physical and Technical Basics of Cell Engineering
  • Author : Gerhard M. Artmann,Aysegül Artmann,Azhar A. Zhubanova,Ilya Digel
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9811079048
  • Pages : 481
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book presents and discusses recent scientific progress on Cell and Stem Cell Engineering. It predominantly focuses on Biological, Physical and Technical Basics, and features new trends of research reaching far into the 21st century.


Enhancing Communication & Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research by Michael O'Rourke,Stephen Crowley,Sanford D. Eigenbrode,J. D. Wulfhorst

Enhancing Communication & Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research
  • Title : Enhancing Communication & Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research
  • Author : Michael O'Rourke,Stephen Crowley,Sanford D. Eigenbrode,J. D. Wulfhorst
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1483323110
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Enhancing Communication & Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research, edited by Michael O'Rourke, Stephen Crowley, Sanford D. Eigenbrode, and J. D. Wulfhorst, is a volume of previously unpublished, state-of-the-art chapters on interdisciplinary communication and collaboration written by leading figures and promising junior scholars in the world of interdisciplinary research, education, and administration. Designed to inform both teaching and research, this innovative book covers the spectrum of interdisciplinary activity, offering a timely emphasis on collaborative interdisciplinary work. The book’s four main parts focus on theoretical perspectives, case studies, communication tools, and institutional perspectives, while a final chapter ties together the various strands that emerge in the book and defines trend-lines and future research questions for those conducting work on interdisciplinary communication.


Nanomedicine by Yi Ge,Songjun Li,Shenqi Wang,Richard Moore

Nanomedicine
  • Title : Nanomedicine
  • Author : Yi Ge,Songjun Li,Shenqi Wang,Richard Moore
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1461421403
  • Pages : 413
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  • Language : English
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Increasing demand for and awareness of the applications of nanotechnology in medicine has resulted in the emergence of a new fast-growing multidisciplinary area - nanomedicine. This book offers comprehensive knowledge of and diverse perspectives on nanomedicine through two independent volumes. It aims to bridge the gap between nanotechnology and medicine through contributions by world-renowned experts from wide range of backgrounds including academia, industry, professional consultancy, and government agencies. Each contribution integrates knowledge from a wide range of areas to present the fundamentals of new applications and products of nanomedicine, as well as an outlook for the future. This book can well serve as a reference and guide for students, academics, researchers, scientists, engineers, clinicians, government researchers, and healthcare professionals.


Paper-based Diagnostics by Kevin J. Land

Paper-based Diagnostics
  • Title : Paper-based Diagnostics
  • Author : Kevin J. Land
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 331996870X
  • Pages : 220
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  • Language : English
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This book explores the status of paper-based diagnostic solutions, or Microfluidics 2.0. The contributors explore: how paper-based tests can be widely distributed and utilized by semi-skilled personnel; how close to commercial applications the technology has become, and what is still required to make paper-based diagnostics the game-changer it can be. The technology is examined through the lens of the World Health Organization’s ASSURED criteria for low-resource countries (Affordable, Sensitive, Specific, User-friendly, Rapid and robust, Equipment-free, and Deliverable to end-users). Its applications have to include: health technology, environmental technology, food safety, and more. This book is appropriate for researchers in these areas, as well as those interested in microfluidics, and includes chapters dedicated to principles such as theory of flow and surface treatments; components such as biomarkers and detection; and current methods of manufacturing. Discusses how paper-based diagnostics can be used in developing countries by comparing current diagnostic tests with the World Health Organization's ASSURED criteria Examines how paper-based diagnostics could be integrated with other technologies, such as printed electronics, and the Internet of Things. Outlines how semi-skilled personnel across a variety of fields can implement paper-based diagnostics


Plant Nanotechnology by Chittaranjan Kole,D. Sakthi Kumar,Mariya V. Khodakovskaya

Plant Nanotechnology
  • Title : Plant Nanotechnology
  • Author : Chittaranjan Kole,D. Sakthi Kumar,Mariya V. Khodakovskaya
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319421549
  • Pages : 383
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book highlights the implications of nanotechnology in plant sciences, particularly its potential to improve food and agricultural systems, through innovative, eco-friendly approaches, and as a result to increase plant productivity. Topics include various aspects of nanomaterials: biophysical and biochemical properties; methods of treatment, detection and quantification; methods of quantifying the uptake of nanomaterials and their translocation and accumulation in plants. In addition, the effects on plant growth and development, the role of nanoparticles in changes in gene and protein expression, and delivery of genetic materials for genetic improvement are discussed. It also explores how nanotechnology can improve plant protection and plant nutrition, and addresses concerns about using nanoparticles and their compliances. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the application potential of nanoparticles in plant science and serves as a valuable resource for students, teachers, researchers and professionals working on nanotechnology.


The Nature of Computation by Cristopher Moore,Stephan Mertens

The Nature of Computation
  • Title : The Nature of Computation
  • Author : Cristopher Moore,Stephan Mertens
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191620807
  • Pages : 1004
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Computational complexity is one of the most beautiful fields of modern mathematics, and it is increasingly relevant to other sciences ranging from physics to biology. But this beauty is often buried underneath layers of unnecessary formalism, and exciting recent results like interactive proofs, phase transitions, and quantum computing are usually considered too advanced for the typical student. This book bridges these gaps by explaining the deep ideas of theoretical computer science in a clear and enjoyable fashion, making them accessible to non-computer scientists and to computer scientists who finally want to appreciate their field from a new point of view. The authors start with a lucid and playful explanation of the P vs. NP problem, explaining why it is so fundamental, and so hard to resolve. They then lead the reader through the complexity of mazes and games; optimization in theory and practice; randomized algorithms, interactive proofs, and pseudorandomness; Markov chains and phase transitions; and the outer reaches of quantum computing. At every turn, they use a minimum of formalism, providing explanations that are both deep and accessible. The book is intended for graduate and undergraduate students, scientists from other areas who have long wanted to understand this subject, and experts who want to fall in love with this field all over again.


Brittle Power by Amory B. Lovins,L. Hunter,L. Hunter Lovins

Brittle Power
  • Title : Brittle Power
  • Author : Amory B. Lovins,L. Hunter,L. Hunter Lovins
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 486
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Points out how vulnerable America's energy system is to sabotage, technical failures, and natural disasters, and discusses the advantages of decentralization


The Future of Aging by N.A

The Future of Aging
  • Title : The Future of Aging
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9048139996
  • Pages : 866
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Just as the health costs of aging threaten to bankrupt developed countries, this book makes the scientific case that a biological "bailout" could be on the way, and that human aging can be different in the future than it is today. Here 40 authors argue how our improving understanding of the biology of aging and selected technologies should enable the successful use of many different and complementary methods for ameliorating aging, and why such interventions are appropriate based on our current historical, anthropological, philosophical, ethical, evolutionary, and biological context. Challenging concepts are presented together with in-depth reviews and paradigm-breaking proposals that collectively illustrate the potential for changing aging as never before. The proposals extend from today to a future many decades from now in which the control of aging may become effectively complete. Examples include sirtuin-modulating pills, new concepts for attacking cardiovascular disease and cancer, mitochondrial rejuvenation, stem cell therapies and regeneration, tissue reconstruction, telomere maintenance, prevention of immunosenescence, extracellular rejuvenation, artificial DNA repair, and full deployment of nanotechnology. The Future of Aging will make you think about aging differently and is a challenge to all of us to open our eyes to the future therapeutic potential of biogerontology.


The Biophysics of Cell Membranes by Richard M. Epand,Jean-Marie Ruysschaert

The Biophysics of Cell Membranes
  • Title : The Biophysics of Cell Membranes
  • Author : Richard M. Epand,Jean-Marie Ruysschaert
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9811062447
  • Pages : 219
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This volume focuses on the modulation of biological membranes by specific biophysical properties. The readers are introduced to emerging biophysical approaches that mimick specific states (like membrane lipid asymmetry, membrane curvature, lipid flip-flop, lipid phase separation) that are relevant to the functioning of biological membranes. The first chapter describes innovative methods to mimic the prevailing asymmetry in biological membranes by forming asymmetrical membranes made of monolayers with different compositions. One of the chapters illustrates how physical parameters, like curvature and elasticity, can affect and modulate the interactions between lipids and proteins. This volume also describes the sensitivity of certain ion channels to mechanical forces and it presents an analysis of how cell shape is determined by both the cytoskeleton and the lipid domains in the membrane. The last chapter provides evidence that liposomes can be used as a minimal cellular model to reconstitute processes related to the origin of life. Each topic covered in this volume is presented by leading experts in the field who are able to present clear, authoritative and up-to-date reviews. The novelty of the methods proposed and their potential for a deeper molecular description of membrane functioning are particularly relevant experts in the areas of biochemistry, biophysics and cell biology, while also presenting clear and thorough introductions, making the material suitable for students in these fields as well.


Ambient Intelligence by Werner Weber,Jan Rabaey

Ambient Intelligence
  • Title : Ambient Intelligence
  • Author : Werner Weber,Jan Rabaey
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9783540238676
  • Pages : 373
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Ambient intelligence is the vision of a technology that will become invisibly embedded in our natural surroundings, present whenever we need it, enabled by simple and effortless interactions, attuned to all our senses, adaptive to users and context-sensitive, and autonomous. High-quality information access and personalized content must be available to everybody, anywhere, and at any time. This book addresses ambient intelligence used to support human contacts and accompany an individual's path through the complicated modern world. From the technical standpoint, distributed electronic intelligence is addressed as hardware vanishing into the background. Devices used for ambient intelligence are small, low-power, low weight, and (very importantly) low-cost; they collaborate or interact with each other; and they are redundant and error-tolerant. This means that the failure of one device will not cause failure of the whole system. Since wired connections often do not exist, radio methods will play an important role for data transfer. This book addresses various aspects of ambient intelligence, from applications that are imminent since they use essentially existing technologies, to ambitious ideas whose realization is still far away, due to major unsolved technical challenges.


Some Critical Questions in Biological Physics by Tom A. Waigh

Some Critical Questions in Biological Physics
  • Title : Some Critical Questions in Biological Physics
  • Author : Tom A. Waigh
  • Publisher : IOP Publishing Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9780750313759
  • Pages : 204
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Some Critical Questions in Biological Physics discusses eighteen key questions in biological physics, each forming independent chapters that will, by presenting the research in terms of key, unsolved problems, encourage interest in the field. It also provides useful reading for undergraduate physical scientists considering a career in this area.


Yeats, The Man And The Masks by Richard Ellmann

Yeats, The Man And The Masks
  • Title : Yeats, The Man And The Masks
  • Author : Richard Ellmann
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1786258323
  • Pages : 326
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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“The book helps fill in the picture of a complex and fascinating man...indispensable for the serious study of the subject.”—Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker The most influential poet of his age, Yeats eluded the grasp of many who sought to explain him. In this classic critical examination of the poet, Richard Ellmann strips away the masks of his subject: occultist, senator of the Irish Free State, libidinous old man, and Nobel Prize winner.


Trends and Challenges in International Security by Fred Schreier

Trends and Challenges in International Security
  • Title : Trends and Challenges in International Security
  • Author : Fred Schreier
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789292221188
  • Pages : 170
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Engineering in K-12 Education by National Research Council,National Academy of Engineering,Committee on K-12 Engineering Education

Engineering in K-12 Education
  • Title : Engineering in K-12 Education
  • Author : National Research Council,National Academy of Engineering,Committee on K-12 Engineering Education
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780309144711
  • Pages : 594
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Engineering education in K-12 classrooms is a small but growing phenomenon that may have implications for engineering and also for the other STEM subjects--science, technology, and mathematics. Specifically, engineering education may improve student learning and achievement in science and mathematics, increase awareness of engineering and the work of engineers, boost youth interest in pursuing engineering as a career, and increase the technological literacy of all students. The teaching of STEM subjects in U.S. schools must be improved in order to retain U.S. competitiveness in the global economy and to develop a workforce with the knowledge and skills to address technical and technological issues. Engineering in K-12 Education reviews the scope and impact of engineering education today and makes several recommendations to address curriculum, policy, and funding issues. The book also analyzes a number of K-12 engineering curricula in depth and discusses what is known from the cognitive sciences about how children learn engineering-related concepts and skills. Engineering in K-12 Education will serve as a reference for science, technology, engineering, and math educators, policy makers, employers, and others concerned about the development of the country's technical workforce. The book will also prove useful to educational researchers, cognitive scientists, advocates for greater public understanding of engineering, and those working to boost technological and scientific literacy.


Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar by Martin C. Libicki

Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar
  • Title : Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar
  • Author : Martin C. Libicki
  • Publisher : Rand Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 0833048759
  • Pages : 238
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Cyberspace, where information--and hence serious value--is stored and manipulated, is a tempting target. An attacker could be a person, group, or state and may disrupt or corrupt the systems from which cyberspace is built. When states are involved, it is tempting to compare fights to warfare, but there are important differences. The author addresses these differences and ways the United States protect itself in the face of attack.


Rapid Methods for Analysis of Biological Materials in the Environment by Peter J. Stopa,Michael A. Bartoszcze

Rapid Methods for Analysis of Biological Materials in the Environment
  • Title : Rapid Methods for Analysis of Biological Materials in the Environment
  • Author : Peter J. Stopa,Michael A. Bartoszcze
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9401595348
  • Pages : 333
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Contrary to common belief, infectious diseases are not as well under control as we would like. We are now at a crossroads regarding the impact of the environment on infectious diseases. Renewed interest in biological weapons and the emergence of new pathogens, coupled with a better understanding of the impact of infectious agents on other conventional diseases, has led us to realise that we can no longer remain complacent about the impact of infectious agents on human, animal and crop health. The present book first discusses current and emerging military and civilian policies on the environment. In addition, the impact of environmental biology on the future of space exploration is discussed, especially in reference to the Mars mission. There follows a discussion of the state of bacteria in the environment, with a presentation of current and emerging techniques of microbial investigation. Finally, two case studies are presented on the impact of these techniques on both political and environmental problems.


Bioengineered Nanomaterials by Atul Tiwari,Ashutosh Tiwari

Bioengineered Nanomaterials
  • Title : Bioengineered Nanomaterials
  • Author : Atul Tiwari,Ashutosh Tiwari
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1466585951
  • Pages : 436
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Many varieties of new, complex diseases are constantly being discovered, which leaves scientists with little choice but to embrace innovative methods for controlling the invasion of life-threatening problems. The use of nanotechnology has given scientists an opportunity to create nanomaterials that could help medical professionals in diagnosing and treating problems quickly and effectively. Bioengineered Nanomaterials presents in-depth information on bioengineered nanomaterials currently being developed in leading research laboratories around the world. In particular, the book focuses on nanomaterials for biomedical applications. This collection brings together novel methodologies and strategies adopted in the research and development of bioengineered nanomaterials and technology. Renowned international researchers discuss topics including: Nanoemulsions as a vaccine adjuvant Bioceramic nanomaterials in medical applications Natural and synthetic nanoporous membranes for cell encapsulation therapy Inorganic nanoparticle materials for the controlled release of drugs Nanomedicine in brain tumor treatment Nanoparticles for the treatment of solid tumors and metastasis Near-infrared-resonant gold nanoshells and carbon nanotubes in tumor imaging Toxicity testing and bioapplications of silver nanoparticles Innovative approaches to improve bioactive properties and molecular signaling in cells to stimulate bone repair The book is written for readers from diverse backgrounds across chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, medical science, pharmacy, biotechnology, and biomedical engineering. It offers a comprehensive view of cutting-edge research on nanomaterials of biotechnological importance.


Liquid Life by Rachel Armstrong

Liquid Life
  • Title : Liquid Life
  • Author : Rachel Armstrong
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781950192182
  • Pages : 600
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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If we lived in a liquid world, the concept of a "machine" would make no sense. Liquid life is metaphor and apparatus that discusses the consequences of thinking, working, and living through liquids. It is an irreducible, paradoxical, parallel, planetary-scale material condition, unevenly distributed spatially, but temporally continuous. It is what remains when logical explanations can no longer account for the experiences that we recognize as part of "being alive."Liquid Life references a third-millennial understanding of matter that seeks to restore the agency of the liquid soul for an ecological era, which has been banished by reductionist, "brute" materialist discourses and mechanical models of life. Offering an alternative worldview of the living realm through a "new materialist" and "liquid" study of matter, Armstrong conjures forth examples of creatures that do not obey mechanistic concepts like predictability, efficiency, and rationality. With the advent of molecular science, an increasingly persuasive ontology of liquid technologies can be identified. Through the lens of lifelike dynamic droplets, the agency for these systems exists at the interfaces between different fields of matter/energy that respond to highly local effects, with no need for a central organizing system.Liquid Life seeks an alternative partnership between humanity and the natural world. It provokes a re-invention of the languages of the living realm to open up alternative spaces for exploration, including contributor Rolf Hughes' "angelology" of language, which explores the transformative invocations of prose poetry, and Simone Ferracina's graphical notations that help shape our concepts of metabolism, upcycling, and designing with fluids. A conceptual and practical toolset for thinking and designing, liquid life reunites us with the irreducible "soul substance" of living things, which will neither be simply "solved," nor go away.