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|Haunted Media: Electronic Presence from Telegraphy to Television (Console-ing Passions)
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Author: Jeffrey Sconce
In Haunted Media
Jeffrey Sconce examines American culture’s persistent association of new electronic media—from the invention of the telegraph to the introduction of television and computers—with paranormal or spiritual phenomena. By offering a historical analysis of the relation between communication technologies, discourses of modernity, and metaphysical preoccupations, Sconce demonstrates how accounts of “electronic presence” have gradually changed over the decades from a fascination with the boundaries of space and time to a more generalized anxiety over the seeming sovereignty of technology.
Sconce focuses on five important cultural moments in the history of telecommunication from the mid-nineteenth century to the present: the advent of telegraphy; the arrival of wireless communication; radio’s transformation into network broadcasting; the introduction of television; and contemporary debates over computers, cyberspace, and virtual reality. In the process of examining the trajectory of these technological innovations, he discusses topics such as the rise of spiritualism as a utopian response to the electronic powers presented by telegraphy and how radio, in the twentieth century, came to be regarded as a way of connecting to a more atomized vision of the afterlife. Sconce also considers how an early preoccupation with extraterrestrial radio communications tranformed during the network era into more unsettling fantasies of mediated annihilation, culminating with Orson Welles’s legendary broadcast of War of the Worlds
. Likewise, in his exploration of the early years of television, Sconce describes how programs such as The Twilight Zone
and The Outer Limits
continued to feed the fantastical and increasingly paranoid public imagination of electronic media. Finally, Sconce discusses the rise of postmodern media criticism as yet another occult fiction of electronic presence, a mythology that continues to dominate contemporary debates over television, cyberspace, virtual reality, and the Internet.
As an engaging cultural history of telecommunications, Haunted Media
will interest a wide range of readers including students and scholars of media, history, American studies, cultural studies, and literary and social theory.
|Fundamentals of Microfabrication and Nanotechnology, Third Edition, Three-Volume Set
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Author: Marc J. Madou
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Now in its third edition, Fundamentals of Microfabrication and Nanotechnology continues to provide the most complete MEMS coverage available. Thoroughly revised and updated the new edition of this perennial bestseller has been expanded to three volumes, reflecting the substantial growth of this field. It includes a wealth of theoretical and practical information on nanotechnology and NEMS and offers background and comprehensive information on materials, processes, and manufacturing options.
The first volume offers a rigorous theoretical treatment of micro- and nanosciences, and includes sections on solid-state physics, quantum mechanics, crystallography, and fluidics. The second volume presents a very large set of manufacturing techniques for micro- and nanofabrication and covers different forms of lithography, material removal processes, and additive technologies. The third volume focuses on manufacturing techniques and applications of Bio-MEMS and Bio-NEMS. Illustrated in color throughout, this seminal work is a cogent instructional text, providing classroom and self-learners with worked-out examples and end-of-chapter problems. The author characterizes and defines major research areas and illustrates them with examples pulled from the most recent literature and from his own work.
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|Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization
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Author: K. Eric Drexler
K. Eric Drexler is the founding father of nanotechnologythe science of engineering on a molecular level. In Radical Abundance, he shows how rapid scientific progress is about to change our world. Thanks to atomically precise manufacturing, we will soon have the power to produce radically more of what people want, and at a lower cost. The result will shake the very foundations of our economy and environment.
Already, scientists have constructed prototypes for circuit boards built of millions of precisely arranged atoms. The advent of this kind of atomic precision promises to change the way we make thingscleanly, inexpensively, and on a global scale. It allows us to imagine a world where solar arrays cost no more than cardboard and aluminum foil, and laptops cost about the same.
A provocative tour of cutting edge science and its implications by the field’s founder and master, Radical Abundance offers a mind-expanding vision of a world hurtling toward an unexpected future.
|Process Technology Plant Operations
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Author: Michael Speegle
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Addressing modern-day process plant operations in an easy-to-understand format, this book reveals the important role technicians play in the function of a business unit. Operator responsibilities and functions are thoroughly examined, from recognizing opportunities that will improve process operations to detecting and removing threats to steady-state operation. Business fundamentals and the importance of quality are systematically explored, as well as the chemistry and physics of process operations. Maintenance duties, material handling, and process troubleshooting techniques round out the comprehensive coverage.
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|Through-Silicon Vias for 3D Integration
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Author: John Lau
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A comprehensive guide to TSV and other enabling technologies for 3D integration
Written by an expert with more than 30 years of experience in the electronics industry, Through-Silicon Vias for 3D Integration provides cutting-edge information on TSV, wafer thinning, thin-wafer handling, microbumping and assembly, and thermal management technologies. Applications to highperformance, high-density, low-power-consumption, wide-bandwidth, and small-form-factor electronic products are discussed.
This book offers a timely summary of progress in all aspects of this fascinating field for professionals active in 3D integration research and development, those who wish to master 3D integration problem-solving methods, and anyone in need of a low-power, wide-bandwidth design and high-yield manufacturing process for interconnect systems.
- Nanotechnology and 3D integration for the semiconductor industry
- TSV etching, dielectric-, barrier-, and seed-layer deposition, Cu plating, CMP, and Cu revealing
- TSVs: mechanical, thermal, and electrical behaviors
- Thin-wafer strength measurement
- Wafer thinning and thin-wafer handling
- Microbumping, assembly, and reliability
- Microbump electromigration
- Transient liquid-phase bonding: C2C, C2W, and W2W
- 2.5D IC integration with interposers
- 3D IC integration with interposers
- Thermal management of 3D IC integration
- 3D IC packaging
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|Modern Coating and Drying Technology
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In this book, industrial engineers and others will find a much needed introduction and reference on the science of coating. Drawn from a two-day course organized by the editors, this book delineates the major processes used in coating continuous webs, emphasizing precision application technology for the high performance coatings required by so many high-tech products. From fluid preparation and delivery through coating application and drying to finished product, expert contributors discuss limitations in speed and thickness, coating defects and their causes, handling the web, drying the coated web, and the effects on the process of the surface chemistry of coating fluid and coating support. The contributors represent the paper and converting industries as well as the photographic industry.
|Innovation: The Five Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want
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Author: Curtis R. Carlson
Nothing is more important to business success than innovation . . . And here’s what you can do about it on Monday morning with the definitive how-to book from the world’s leading authority on innovation
When it comes to innovation, Curt Carlson and Bill Wilmot of SRI International know what they are talking about—literally. SRI has pioneered innovations that day in and day out are part of the fabric of your life, such as:
•The computer mouse and the personal computer interface you use at home and work
•The high-definition television in your living room
•The unusual numbers at the bottom of your checks that enable your bank to maintain your account balance correctly
•The speech-recognition system used by your financial services firm when you call for your account balance or to make a transaction.
Each of these innovations—and literally hundreds of others—created new value for customers. And that’s the central message of this book. Innovation is not about inventing clever gadgets or just “creativity.” It is the successful creation and delivery of a new or improved product or service that provides value for your customer and sustained profit for your organization. The first black-and-white television, for example, was just an interesting, cool invention until David Sarnoff created an innovation—a network—that delivered programming to an audience.
The genius of this book is that it provides the “how” of innovation. It makes innovation practical by getting two groups who are often disconnected—the managers who make decisions and the people on the front lines who create the innovations—onto the same page. Instead of smart people grousing about the executive suite not recognizing a good idea if they tripped over it and the folks on the top floor wondering whether the people doing the complaining have an understanding of market realities, Carlson and Wilmot’s five disciplines of innovation focus attention where it should be: on the creation of valuable new products and services that meet customer needs.
Innovation is not just for the “lone genius in the garage” but for you and everyone in your enterprise. Carlson and Wilmot provide a systematic way to make innovation practical, one intimately tied to the way things get done in your business.
Teamwork isn't enough; Creativity isn't enough; A new product idea isn't enough
True innovation is about delivering value to customers. Innovation reveals the value-creating processes used by SRI International, the organization behind the computer mouse, robotic surgery, and the domain names .com, .org, and .gov. Curt Carlson and Bill Wilmot show you how to use these practical, tested processes to create great customer value for your organization.
|Nanotoxicology: Materials, Methodologies, and Assessments (Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology)
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This book takes a systematic approach to nanotoxicology and the developing risk factors associated with nanosized particles during manufacture and use of nanotechnology. Beginning with a detailed introduction to engineered nanostructures, the first part of the book presents concepts and definitions of nanomaterials from quantum dots to graphene to fullerenes, with detailed discussion of functionalization, stability, and medical and biological applications. The second part critically examines methodologies used to assess cytotoxicity and genotoxicity. Coverage includes interactions with blood (erythrocytes), combinatorial and microarray techniques, cellular mechanisms, and ecotoxicology assessments. Part three describes cases studies both in vitro and in vivo for specific nanomaterials including solid lipid nanoparticles and nanostructured lipid carriers and metallic nanoparticles and metallic oxides. New information is also presented on toxicological aspects of poloxamers and polymeric nanoparticles as drug carriers as well as size effects on cytotoxicity and genotoxicity. Didactic aspects are emphasized in all chapters, making the book suitable for a broad audience ranging from advanced undergraduate and graduate students to researchers in academia and industry. In all, Nanotoxicology: Materials, Methodologies, and Assessments will provide comprehensive insight into biological and environmental interactions with nanostructures.
- Provides an introduction to nanostructures actually in use
- Describes cyto- and genotoxicity methodologies, and assesses their performance in comparison to common toxicity assays
- Discusses the relation of cytotoxicity and genotoxicity to ecotoxicity
- Presents a range of applications, from biogenic silver nanoparticles to poloxamers as drug-delivery systems, reflecting the expanding applications of nanotechnology
|Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas
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Author: Mary Lynn Manns Ph.D.
“All that have ever tried to impose change in their organization will immediately recognize and truly value the in-depth knowledge and experience captured in this book. It contains a collection of eye-openers that is a treasure chest for pioneers of new organizational ideas, A fantastic toolbox for use in future missions!”
—Lise B. Hvatum, product development manager, Schlumberger
“If you have need of changing your organization, and especially of introducing new techniques, then you want to understand what is in this book. It will help you avoid common pitfalls that doom many such projects and will show you a clear path to success. The techniques are derived from the experience of many individuals and organizations. Many are also fun to apply. This stuff is really cool—and really hot.”
—Joseph Bergin, professor of computer science, Pace University, New York
“If change is the only guarantee in life, why is it so hard to do? As this book points out, people are not so much resistant to change itself as they are to being changed. Mary Lynn and Linda have successfully used the pattern form to capture and present the recurring lessons of successful change efforts and have placed a powerful knowledge resource in the hands of their readers.”
—Alan O'Callaghan, researcher, Software Technology Research Laboratory, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
“The most difficult part of absorbing patterns, or any technology, into an organization is overcoming the people issues. The patterns in this book are the documentation of having gone through that experience, giving those that dare push the envelope a head start at success.”—David E. DeLano, IBM Pervasive Computing
“If you have ever wondered how you could possibly foster any cultural changes in your organization, in this book you will find a lot of concrete advice for doing so. I recommend that everyone read this book who has a vast interest in keeping his or her organization flexible and open for cultural change.” 48 Patterns for Driving and Sustaining Change in Your Organization
—Jutta Eckstein, Independent Consultant, Objects In Action Author of Agile Software Development in the Large
Change. It's brutally tough to initiate, even harder to sustain. It takes too long. People resist it.
But without it, organizations lose their competitive edge. Fortunately, you can succeed at making change. In Fearless Change, Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising illuminate 48 proven techniques, or patterns, for implementing change in organizations or teams of all sizes, and show you exactly how to use them successfully.
Find out how to
- Understand the forces in your organization that drive and retard change
- Plant the seeds of change
- Drive participation and buy-in, from start to finish
- Choose an "official skeptic" to sharpen your thinking
- Make your changes appear less threatening
- Find the right timing and the best teaching moments
- Sustain your momentum
- Overcome adversity and celebrate success
Inspired by the "pattern languages" that are transforming fields from software to architecture, the authors illuminate patterns for every stage of the change process: knowledge, persuasion, decision, implementation, and confirmation. These flexible patterns draw on the experiences of hundreds of leaders. They offer powerful insight into change-agent behavior, organizational culture, and the roles of every participant.
Best of all, they're easy to use—and they work!
|Fundamentals of Fiber Science
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Author: Xiangwu Zhang
Connects fiber chemistry and structure to properties that can be designed and engineered Micro- and nanoscale, synthetic and natural polymer and non-polymer fibers explained with applications to industrial, electronic, biomedical and energy Information pertinent for fiber, textile, composite, polymer and materials specialists
This volume provides the basic chemical and mathematical theory needed to understand and modify the connections among the structure, formation and properties of many different types of manmade and natural fibers. At a fundamental level it explains how polymeric and non-polymeric fibers are organized, how such fibers are formed, both synthetically and biologically, and how primary and secondary properties, from basic flow to thermal and electrical qualities, are derived from molecular and submolecular organization, thus establishing the quantitative and predictive relationships needed for fiber engineering. The book goes on to show how fiber chemistry and modes of processing for dozens of materials such as silks, ceramics, glass and carbon can be used to control functional optical, conductive, thermal and other properties. Its discussion ranges over microscale and nanoscale fibers (nanofibers), covering methods such as spinning and electrospinning, as well as biological fiber generation through self-assembly. Technologies in this text apply to the analysis and design of fibers for industrial, electronic, optical, medical and energy storage applications.
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