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Present At The Future

Author : Ira Flatow
ISBN : 9780061750137
Genre : Science
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Veteran NPR® science correspondent and award-winning radio and TV journalist Ira Flatow's enthusiasm for all things science has made him a beloved on-air journalist. For more than thirty-five years, Flatow has interviewed the top scientists and researchers on many NPR and PBS programs, including his popular Science Friday® spot on Talk of the Nation. In Present at the Future, he shares the groundbreaking revelations from those conversations, including the latest on nanotechnology, space travel, global warming, alternative energies, stem cell research, and using the universe as a super–super computer. Flatow also further explores his favorite topic of the science of everyday life with explanations on why the shower curtain sticks to you, the real story of why airplanes fly, and much more. From dark matter and the human consciousness to the surprising number of scientists who believe in a Creator, Present at the Future reveals the mysteries of science, nature, and technology that shape our lives.
Category: Science


Author : William F Brown
ISBN : 9781460270318
Genre : Science
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From the first seconds Following the Big Bang, to our best guesses for the fate of the universe and humanity, science provides stunning new perspectives about the place of humanity in the cosmos. Humans may live on one planet in one small corner of the Milky Way, itself one of billions of other galaxies, but Earth may be unique in one respect. Earth is teaming with life, one species of which, through chance and natural selection, developed an extraordinary brain, gifted with imagination, curiosity and a compulsion to understand ourselves and the universe. Perspectives is a journey through deep time, from the creation of the universe to the beginnings of life, our human origins and later the rise of culture and religion. It explores what it means to be human, and where our technology could take us in the years and centuries to come.
Category: Science

A Contract With The Earth

Author : Newt Gingrich
ISBN : 0801891655
Genre : Nature
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The foundation of the book—a ten-point Contract with the Earth—promotes ingenuity over rhetoric as the way forward.
Category: Nature

Plastic Fantastic

Author : Eugenie Samuel Reich
ISBN : 0230224679
Genre : Science
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Traces the infamous fraudulent discovery of physicist Jan Henrik Schön, a star researcher from Bell Laboratories who claimed to have developed technology that would enable the creation of virtually limitless computer chips, in an account that evaluates the motivations for his scam and how it successfully duped some of the scientific community's most informed minds.
Category: Science

Deep Time

Author : Gregory Benford
ISBN : 9780380793464
Genre : Science
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States how the human race is sending strong messages about itself into the cosmos in the form of nuclear waste, global warming, and the extinction of species, considering the legacy we are constructing for future generations and the next occupants of the planet. Reprint.
Category: Science

The New Science Of Strong Materials

Author : J E Gordon
ISBN : 9780141927701
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Why isn't wood weaker that it is? Why isn't steel stronger? Why does glass sometimes shatter and sometimes bend like spring? Why do ships break in half? What is a liquid and is treacle one? All these are questions about the nature of materials. All of them are vital to engineers but also fascinating as scientific problems. During the 250 years up to the 1920s and 1930s they had been answered largely by seeing how materials behaved in practice. But materials continued to do things that they "ought" not to have done. Only in the last 40 years have these questions begun to be answered by a new approach. Material scientists have started to look more deeply into the make-up of materials. They have found many surprises; above all, perhaps, that how a material behaves depends on how perfectly - or imperfectly - its atoms are arranged. Using both SI and imperial units, Professor Gordon's account of material science is a demonstration of the sometimes curious and entertaining ways in which scientists isolate and solve problems.
Category: Technology & Engineering