Category: Technology

Convergence of Knowledge, Technology and Society: Beyond by Mark Lundstrom, H.-S. Philip Wong (auth.), Mihail C. Roco,

By Mark Lundstrom, H.-S. Philip Wong (auth.), Mihail C. Roco, William S. Bainbridge, Bruce Tonn, George Whitesides (eds.)

This quantity goals to record an important around the globe accomplishments in converging wisdom and expertise, together with converging systems, equipment of convergence, societal implications, and governance within the final ten years. Convergence in wisdom, expertise, and society is the accelerating, transformative interplay between probably special medical disciplines, applied sciences, and groups to accomplish mutual compatibility, synergism, and integration, and during this method to create further price for societal profit. it's a move that's well-known by way of scientists and concept leaders worldwide as having the capability to supply far-reaching ideas to lots of today’s complicated wisdom, expertise, and human improvement demanding situations. 4 crucial and interdependent convergence structures of human task are outlined within the first a part of this record: nanotechnology-biotechnology-information expertise and cognitive technological know-how (“NBIC”) foundational instruments; Earth-scale environmental structures; human-scale actions; and convergence equipment for societal-scale actions. The file then provides the most implications of convergence for human actual capability, cognition and communique, productiveness and societal results, schooling and actual infrastructure, sustainability, and leading edge and liable governance. As an entire, the document provides a brand new version for convergence. To successfully make the most of this power, a proactive governance strategy is advised. The examine identifies a world chance to enhance and follow convergence for technological, fiscal, environmental, and societal advantages. The panel additionally indicates a chance within the usa for imposing a software aimed toward focusing disparate R and D energies right into a coherent task - a "Societal Convergence Initiative”. This research acquired enter from major educational, undefined, govt, and NGO specialists from the U.S., Latin the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture by John Markoff

By John Markoff

Such a lot histories of the private machine specialise in know-how or company. John Markoff's landmark booklet is set the tradition and awareness in the back of the 1st PCs—the tradition being counter– and the awareness multiplied, occasionally chemically. It's an excellent evocation of Stanford, California, within the Nineteen Sixties and '70s, the place a gaggle of visionaries got down to flip desktops right into a potential for releasing minds and data. In those pages one encounters Ken Kesey and the telephone hacker Cap'n Crunch, est and LSD, the complete Earth Catalog and the Homebrew laptop Lab. What the Dormouse stated is a poignant, humorous, and encouraging publication by means of one of many smartest know-how writers round.

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Cloud Architecture Patterns: Using Microsoft Azure by Bill Wilder

By Bill Wilder

In case your group is investigating how one can layout purposes for the cloud, this concise ebook introduces eleven structure styles which could assist you benefit from numerous cloud-platform providers. You'll learn the way every one of those platform-agnostic styles paintings, after they will help within the cloud, and what impression they'll have in your program structure. You'll additionally see an instance of every trend utilized to an software equipped with home windows Azure.

The styles are prepared into 4 significant subject matters, resembling scalability and eventual consistency, and primer chapters offer heritage on each one subject. With the data during this e-book, you'll manage to make expert judgements for designing powerful cloud-native purposes, the place cloud-native functions maximize the price of cloud providers whereas additionally taking note of consumer event and operational efficiency.

Learn approximately architectural styles for:

•Scalability. realize the benefits of horizontal scaling. styles lined contain Horizontally Scaling Compute, Queue-Centric Workflow, and Auto-Scaling.
•Big information. the right way to deal with quite a lot of information throughout a disbursed method. Eventual consistency is defined, besides the MapReduce and Database Sharding patterns.
•Multitenancy and commodity undefined. know how they effect your functions. styles coated comprise Busy sign and Node Failure.
•Network latency. the right way to conquer delays because of community latency while development functions for a geographically allotted person base. styles coated contain Colocation, Valet Key, CDN, and Multi-Site Deployment.

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MATLAB Software for the Code Excited Linear Prediction by Karthikeyan Ramamurthy, Andreas Spanias

By Karthikeyan Ramamurthy, Andreas Spanias

This publication describes numerous modules of the Code Excited Linear Prediction (CELP) set of rules. The authors use the Federal Standard-1016 CELP MATLAB(r) software program to explain intimately a number of services and parameter computations linked to analysis-by-synthesis linear prediction. The ebook starts off with an outline of the fundamentals of linear prediction by way of an summary of the FS-1016 CELP set of rules. next chapters describe many of the modules of the CELP set of rules intimately. In each one bankruptcy, an total useful description of CELP modules is supplied in addition to special illustrations in their MATLAB(r) implementation. numerous code examples and plots are supplied to spotlight the various key CELP techniques. desk of Contents: advent to Linear Predictive Coding / Autocorrelation research and Linear Prediction / Line Spectral Frequency Computation / Spectral Distortion / The Codebook seek / The FS-1016 Decoder

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Surface Modification Technologies: Proceedings of the 20th by Edited by T.S. Sudarshan and J.J. Stiglich

By Edited by T.S. Sudarshan and J.J. Stiglich

For engineers and researchers fascinated about the advance and alertness of floor amendment applied sciences, this overseas convention presents many of the newest developments in coating and floor remedies for functional program of Corrosion Resistant Coatings (3 papers); put on Resistant Coatings (8 papers); Processing of fabrics (5 papers); Plasma Thermal Spraying (4 papers); floor therapy (2 papers); Vapor Deposition procedures (4 papers)

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Man Made Future by Iain B. Whyte

By Iain B. Whyte

This anthology of essays by way of a gaggle of unique students investigates post-1945 urban making plans in Britain; no longer from a technical perspective, yet as a polemical, visible and academic phenomenon, moving the focal point of scholarly curiosity in the direction of the often-neglected emotional and aesthetic features of post-war making plans. every one essay is grounded in unique archival examine and sheds new gentle on this serious period within the improvement of recent city making plans. This assortment is a necessary source for architectural, social and concrete historians, in addition to scholars and researchers supplying new insights into the advance of the mid-twentieth century urban.

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Technology as Translation Strategy by Muriel Vasconcellos

By Muriel Vasconcellos

The papers during this quantity inform the tale of a career that's responding in a couple of other ways to the advances in laptop expertise – of pros who're streamlining their paintings, decreasing repetitive initiatives, casting off guide operations, and as a rule expanding their productiveness whereas even as reaching a extra attention-grabbing and cozy surroundings.

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