Visions of Science: Books and Readers at the Dawn of the by James A. Secord

By James A. Secord

While political and social occasions shook continental Europe, medical advancements have been altering the best way we understood the area. on the top of this variation a sequence of exceptional books approximately technology have been released. In Visions of Science, Jim Secord explores a range of those titles and the way they have been obtained, disseminated, and prominent.

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U- and E-Service, Science and Technology: International by A. M. Khattak, Z. Pervez, W. A. Khan, S. Y. Lee (auth.),

By A. M. Khattak, Z. Pervez, W. A. Khan, S. Y. Lee (auth.), Tai-hoon Kim, Hojjat Adeli, Jianhua Ma, Wai-chi Fang, Byeong-Ho Kang, Byungjoo Park, Frode Eika Sandnes, Kun Chang Lee (eds.)

This ebook constitutes the refereed court cases of the foreign convention, UNESST 2011, held as a part of the long run iteration details expertise convention, FGIT 2011, Jeju Island, Korea, in December 2011. The papers provided have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from a variety of submissions and focuse at the a number of features of u- and e-service, technology and technology.

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''Indian'' Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction: First Nations' by Sierra S. Adare

By Sierra S. Adare

"These exhibits made me unhappy, reminding me of all my humans have misplaced because of compelled or voluntary assimilation into white society. Our language, our traditions, our heritage, our tales, our id, they've got all been diminished." --A examine player based on an early Nineteen Nineties learn, ninety five percentage of what students learn about local american citizens used to be got throughout the media, resulting in common misunderstandings of First international locations peoples. Sierra Adare contends that unfavorable "Indian" stereotypes do actual, psychological, emotional, and fiscal damage to First countries members. At its center, this publication is a social research whose objective is to discover the responses of First international locations peoples to consultant "Indian" stereotypes portrayed in the television technological know-how fiction style. contributors in Adare's learn seen episodes from My favourite Martian, famous person Trek, superstar Trek: Voyager, Quantum jump, The Adventures of Superman, and celebrity Trek: the following new release. Reactions by means of audience diversity from optimism to a deep-rooted disappointment. The most powerful responses got here after viewing a Superman episode's depiction of an "evil drugs man" who makes use of a ceremonial pipe to kill a warrior. the importance of First international locations peoples' responses and reactions are either incredible and profound. After e-book of "Indian" Stereotypes in television technology Fiction, lack of information can not be used as an excuse for Hollywood's irresponsible depiction of First countries peoples' tradition, traditions, elders, spiritual ideals, and sacred gadgets.

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Modifications of Passive Films - Prepared by the Working by by Marcus, P.; Baroux, B.; Keddam, M. (Eds.)

By by Marcus, P.; Baroux, B.; Keddam, M. (Eds.)

The amendment of passive movies is a promising approach to bettering the corrosion resistance of metal fabrics. in addition to reviewing a large spectrum of movie variations and their results on passivity and to corrosion resistance, papers awarded at this overseas symposium take care of chemical composition, chemical states and digital homes of passive movies.
Content:
• entrance topic
• sequence advent
• Preface
• desk of Contents
•Part I. Chemical and digital homes of Passive movies 1. impact of Ternary parts at the Chloride Composition of Passive movies on Iron-Chromium Alloys
2. Composition of Passive motion pictures on Stainless Steels shaped in impartial Sulphate suggestions
three. Characterisation of floor motion pictures on FeCrPC Alloys by means of XPS and X-ray Excited Auger Peaks
four. ameliorations of Passive movies shaped on Ni-Cr-Fe Alloys with Chromium content material within the Alloy and results of Adsorbed or Segregated Sulphur
five. impression of Fe and Mo Alloying components at the Composition of Passive motion pictures shaped on Ni-Cr Alloys in an Acidic Chloride answer
6. intensity Composition of Passive movies Grown on Fe-Cr Alloys in Borate strategies: impact of the Chromium Bulk focus
7. Chemical Composition of obviously shaped Oxide on MgAl Alloys
eight. exam of Passive Layers on Fe/Cr, Fe/Ni and Cu/Ni Alloys with Ion Scattering Spectroscopy (ISS)
nine. In Situ Xanes reviews of the Passive movie on Fe and Fe-26Cr
10. Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy examine of the Atomic constitution of the Passive movie shaped on Nickel unmarried Crystal Surfaces
eleven. Atomic-Resolution STM of Passive movies on Fe-Cr Alloys
12. AFM reviews of EFC around Robin Alloy 516 with regards to the function of Mo in Passivation
thirteen. Photoelectrochemical learn of Passive movies
14. ameliorations of the Structural and digital houses of Thermochemically shaped Passive motion pictures on Fe-Cr Alloys in the course of long-term ageing: impression of Silicon Addition
15. Polarisation and pH results at the Semiconducting Behaviour of Passive movies shaped in Chloride Containing Aqueous suggestions
sixteen. amendment of the Passivating movie on Copper within the Presence of Benzotriazole: Photoelectrochemical Characterisation
•Part II. Kinetics of Passivation and Electrochemical homes of Passive motion pictures 17. Kinetics of movie Formation on Fe-Cr Alloys
18. impact of Anions at the Electrochemical Behaviour of Passive Iron
19. differences of Passive motion pictures on 304 stainless-steel Investigated by way of Capacitance Measurements
20. Passive features of Amorphous Ni-P Alloys
21. Passivity of Chromium in focused and Anhydrous suggestions of Sulphuric Acid
22. impression of Electrochemical Formation stipulations at the balance of Passive Layers shaped on Fe17% Cr chrome steel in Sulphuric Acid
23. Identifiability and Distinguishability of Passivation Mechanisms by way of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy and Electrogravimetric Transmittance
24. Electrochemical Dissolution of Fe60Co20Si10B10 Amorphous Alloy and h.e.r research at the Anodically Activated Alloy
25. Growth/Dissolution methods of Anodic movies shaped on Titanium below α-Irradiation, Studied through Coupling Electrochemistry and Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry
26. Characterisation of Passive Layers of Bronze Patinas (Cu-Sn Alloys) in Relation with the Tin content material of the Alloy
27. Hydrogen Permeation via Passive motion pictures on Iron
28. Hydrogen and Iron delivery via Passive Oxide movies on Electropolished Iron
•Part III. floor remedies and picture transformations 29. Electrode response Inhibition by way of floor amendment and Localised Corrosion Resistance of Stainless Steels in Aqueous resolution
30. amendment of Passive Zinc by way of Alloying parts
31. amendment of Passive movies on 304L through Cyclic Polarisation effect on movie balance in Acidic Environments
32. floor amendment of chrome steel by means of an Alternating Voltage approach
33. amendment of Passive movies Composition as a result of Water getting older
34. Chromate-free floor therapy: MolyPhos - a brand new floor Conversion Coating for Zinc. Optimising the therapy by way of Corrosion checking out
35. Passive movie Evolution on Stainless Steels with the Medium Composition: Electrochemical reviews within the Presence of Chloride and Molybdate Ions
36. Passive motion pictures on Glassy FeCrPC Alloy - The position of Phosphorus in balance
37. amendment of Ta/Ta2O5 motion pictures by means of Platinum Deposits
38. The impact of Pretreatments at the Corrosion Behaviour of Aluminium
39. The influence of Hydrostatic strain at the amendment of Passive motion pictures shaped on 316L stainless-steel in Sea Water
forty. impact of Laser floor Remelting on Passivity and Its Breakdown on Al-Si Alloys
forty-one. Laser Pulsed Irradiation of Passive movies
forty two. Irradiation results in Anodic Oxide movies of Titanium
forty three. amendment of Oxide movies by way of Ion-Implantation and Its effect at the Corrosion Behaviour
forty four. Simulation of γ-Ray results on Passive motion pictures by means of Laser Irradiation
forty five. Passivation of Metals by means of Plasma-Polymerised movies
•Part IV. Passivity Breakdown forty six. basic points within the layout of Passive Alloys
forty seven. In Situ AFM research of Pitting
forty eight. Passivity of Non-Metallic Inclusions in Stainless Steels and their impression on Resistance opposed to Pitting
forty nine. Inclusions in Stainless Steels - Their function in Pitting Initiation
50. effect of Ion Implanted Molybdenum or Molybdate resolution on Pitting Corrosion of 304 chrome steel in Chloride ideas. Statistical research by way of electronic picture research of Pit Initiation and Propagation
fifty one. The impact of pH and Potentiostatic Polarisation at the Pitting Resistance of Stainless Steels: Relation to Non-metallic Inclusions or Passive movie adjustments
fifty two. Localised Corrosion of Laser floor Alloyed 7175-T7351 Aluminium Alloy With Chromium
fifty three. the matter of Convective Diffusion in Laser Pit Initiation
fifty four. Pitting Corrosion of Heat-tinted chrome steel
fifty five. Pitting Corrosion Susceptibility of Oxide Layers within the Amorphous Alloy (FexNi1-x)0.8(X, Y)0.2
fifty six. effect of the vigorous β-Flux at the Corrosion Behaviour of Zr Alloys
fifty seven. effect of Ion Implantation on Corrosion and pressure Corrosion Cracking of 304L chrome steel
fifty eight. improvement of a Neural community version for Predicting harm services for Pitting Corrosion in Condensing warmth Exchangers

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Nanomaterials for Fuel Cell Catalysis by Kenneth I. Ozoemena, Shaowei Chen

By Kenneth I. Ozoemena, Shaowei Chen

Global specialists supply an authoritative resource of knowledge at the use of electrochemical gasoline cells, and particularly talk about using nanomaterials to augment the functionality of current strength structures. The publication covers the cutting-edge within the layout, instruction, and engineering of nanoscale practical fabrics as potent catalysts for gas mobile chemistry, highlights contemporary growth in electrocatalysis at either gasoline telephone anode and cathode, and info views and demanding situations in destiny research.

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The Edge of Physics: Dispatches from the Frontiers of by Anil Ananthaswamy

By Anil Ananthaswamy

Why is the universe increasing at a fair quicker cost? what's the nature of the 'dark matter' that makes up virtually 1 / 4 of the universe? Why does the universe seem high-quality tuned for all times? And are there different universes in addition to our personal? during this well timed and unique e-book, technological know-how author Anil Ananthaswamy units out looking for the world's so much audacious physics experiments: the telescopes and detectors that promise to shed new mild on darkish subject, darkish power and quantum gravity - and resolution probably the most profound questions that confront humanity.He quickly unearths himself on the ends of the earth, reporting again from many of the world's such a lot inhospitable and dramatic examine websites. Take the Atacama wilderness within the Chilean Andes, one of many coldest locations on this planet, the place now not even a blade of grass can continue to exist. Its spectacularly transparent skies and dry surroundings enable astronomers to collect impressive pictures of galaxies billions of light-years away, utilizing the ecu Southern Observatory's Very huge Telescope on Mount Paranal, the place 4 monstrous domes speak in confidence the sky every one evening 'like dragons waking up'. He additionally takes us deep within an deserted iron mine in Minnesota, the place half-mile-thick rock shields physicists as they hunt for the main elusive darkish topic debris. And to the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, the place engineers are drilling 1.5 miles into the clearest ice in the world to construct the world's biggest neutrino detector, that could eventually aid reconcile quantum physics with Einstein's conception of common relativity.

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Think Like an Engineer by Guruprasad Madhavan

By Guruprasad Madhavan

Ultimately engineering is getting its due; engineers are ultimately cool. yet few folks comprehend the engineering approach. It’s the mind-set that got here up with flatpack furnishings, disposable nappies, and the postal code; that solved Stockholm’s site visitors and the matter of financial institution last instances (the hole-in-the-wall); and whose doubtless easy principles have stored numerous lives, with thoughts corresponding to portray a line at the back of site visitors lanes and mixing GPS with 999. It’s a frame of mind very similar to a Swiss-army knife – multipurpose, combining established and summary pondering, logic and nice mind's eye, and cross-pollinating info from each attainable sector.

With the aid of a solid of superstar engineers and engaging, unforeseen genuine global examples, Madhavan bargains a framework for pondering creatively, systematically and strategically in order that we will all discover ways to make larger judgements in a fancy international.

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Sphingolipids: Basic Science and Drug Development by Edward H. Schuchman, Calogera M. Simonaro (auth.), Erich

By Edward H. Schuchman, Calogera M. Simonaro (auth.), Erich Gulbins, Irina Petrache (eds.)

Sphingolipids are lipid elements of the plasma membrane in eukaryotic cells. they've got an immense functionality in signaling mechanisms within the mobilephone. This publication on sphingolipids offers insights into the fundamentals of sphingolipid biology and drug improvement, with a selected emphasis at the sphingolipid by-product ceramide. within the first half easy features of sphingolipids are defined, in addition to the genetics of vital enzymes, sphingolipid metabolism and synthesis. the second one a part of this primary quantity specializes in drug improvement and pharmacology. The e-book is meant for scientists in pharmacology, biochemistry and cellphone biology with a spotlight on biomedical learn in addition to for clinicians operating in pharmacology, oncology, cardiology, neurology and infectious illness. including quantity 216 via a similar editors, the gathering represents a distinct, accomplished paintings on sphingolipids, offering details on either sphingolipids’ easy biology (including synthesis, metabolism and phone biology) and their vital functionality in a (patho-)physiological context.

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Medieval & Early Renaissance Medicine: An Introduction to by Nancy G. Siraisi

By Nancy G. Siraisi

Western Europe supported a hugely constructed and various clinical group within the past due medieval and early Renaissance classes. In her soaking up background of this advanced period in drugs, Siraisi explores the interior workings of the clinical neighborhood and illustrates the connections of drugs to either usual philosophy and technical abilities.

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Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Edward Craig

By Edward Craig

How ought we to reside? What relatively exists? How can we recognize? This e-book introduces very important issues in ethics, wisdom, and the self, through readings from Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hegel, Darwin, and Buddhist writers. It emphasizes in the course of the aspect of learning philosophy, explains how various components of philosophy are similar, and explores the contexts during which philosophy used to be and is studied.

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