Download E-books Sex, Bombs and Burgers: How War, Porn and Fast Food Shaped Technology as We Know It by Peter Nowak (Mar 2 2010) PDF

Warfare, porn and speedy nutrition - those are 3 of the main maligned features of our civilization, and rightly so - battle is accountable for untold human agony and dying; porn is frequently deemed chargeable for every thing from marital infidelity to the erosion of society's morals; and quick nutrients, in the meantime, is usually blamed for emerging weight problems degrees, let alone the expanding uniformity and blandness of western tradition. So why rejoice them? good, in accordance with Peter Nowak, if it wasn't for conflict, porn and speedy nutrition, we'd all nonetheless be residing in caves. intercourse, Bombs and Burgers is a pacy, obtainable background of expertise in response to interesting examine into the histories of all 3 industries and together with wide interviews with inventors, specialists, teachers, executives and commentators. it's also a chronicle of pop culture, chock-full of unusual 'fancy that?' moments. From autos to high-definition televisions, from web site logins to microwave popcorn and slinkies, it unearths how our daily lives were formed - optimistically for the main half not directly - through struggle, porn and quick meals

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Download E-books Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis: 10th International Symposium, ATVA 2012, Thiruvananthapuram, India, October 3-6, 2012. Proceedings PDF

By Shuyuan Zhang, Sharad Malik, Rick McGeer (auth.), Supratik Chakraborty, Madhavan Mukund (eds.)

This ebook constitutes the completely refereed complaints of the tenth overseas Symposium on automatic know-how for Verification and research, ATVA 2012, held at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, in October 2012. The 25 normal papers, three invited papers and four instrument papers awarded have been rigorously chosen from a number of submissions. convention papers are prepared in nine technical classes, overlaying the subjects of automata thought, logics and proofs, version checking, software program verification, synthesis, verification and parallelism, probabilistic verification, constraint fixing and purposes, and probabilistic systems.

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Download E-books Human Centric Technology and Service in Smart Space: HumanCom 2012 PDF

By Min Zhou, Shuangquan Wang, Yiqiang Chen (auth.), James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park, Qun Jin, Martin Sang-soo Yeo, Bin Hu (eds.)

The topic of HumanCom is concentrated at the quite a few facets of human-centric computing for advances in machine technology and its purposes and gives a chance for tutorial and execs to debate the most recent matters and growth within the quarter of human-centric computing.

In addition, the convention will post top of the range papers that are heavily regarding many of the theories and useful purposes in human-centric computing. in addition, we think that the convention and its guides might be a set off for extra similar study and know-how advancements during this very important topic.

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Download E-books Embedded and Multimedia Computing Technology and Service: EMC 2012 PDF

By Minda Yang, Fei Qiao, Qi Wei, Huazhong Yang (auth.), James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park, Young-Sik Jeong, Sang Oh Park, Hsing-Chung Chen

The seventh foreign convention on Embedded and Multimedia Computing (EMC-12), might be held in Gwangju, Korea on September 6 - eight, 2012.

EMC-12 could be the so much entire convention concerned with a number of the points of advances in Embedded and Multimedia (EM) Computing. EMC-12 will provide a chance for educational and pros to debate the most recent concerns and growth within the zone of EM. furthermore, the convention will put up prime quality papers that are heavily concerning a few of the theories and sensible functions in EM. additionally, we think that the convention and its guides could be a set off for additional comparable study and expertise advancements during this very important topic.

The EMC-12 is the following occasion, in a sequence of hugely winning foreign convention on Embedded and Multimedia Computing, formerly held as EMC 2011 (China, Aug. 2011), EMC 2010 (Philippines, Aug. 2010), EM-Com 2009 (Korea, Dec. 2009), UMC-08 (Australia, Oct. 2008), ESO-08(China, Dec. 2008), UMS-08 (Korea, April, 2008), UMS-07(Singapore, Jan. 2007), ESO-07(Taiwan, Dec. 2007), ESO-06(Korea, Aug. 2006).

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Download E-books Basics of Polymers: Fabrication and Processing Technology PDF

Fundamentals of polymers: Fabrication and Processing expertise, is an creation to the growing to be box of plastics engineering, with a spotlight on equipment of plastics shaping, meeting, and alertness. as well as summarizing the widely used plastic feedstocks and applied sciences, the booklet also will conceal many of the extra notable advances in plastics production lately, together with ultrasonic and laser plastics welding to optical curing and improved biodegradable homes. the cloth has been offered during this publication in this kind of method that it may be a prerequisite for collage classes on polymer expertise. it is going to additionally function a foundation for complicated reports, not just for lectures and seminars on the graduate point, but in addition for engineers getting into the sphere of plastics engineering learn and functions.

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Download E-books Desert Development: Man and Technology in Sparselands PDF

By David H. K. Amiran (auth.), Yehuda Gradus (eds.)

The indisputable fact that nearly one-third of the world's land mass is arid wilderness should be congenial for the camel and the cactus, yet no longer for individuals. however, good over part one billion humans, or 15% of the world's inhabitants stay in arid wasteland components. If the world's inhabitants have been dispensed frivolously over the land floor, we'd look forward to finding approximately 30% of the inhabitants inhabiting arid wilderness components. Does the truth that 'only' 15% of the world's inhabitants reside in an arid wasteland setting replicate the harshness of our environment? Or is it a sworn statement to the adaptability and ingenuity of mankind? will we view the glass as half-full? Or half-empty? The participants to abandon improvement: guy and expertise in Sparselands undertake the location that the cup is half-full and, actually, may be crammed even more. certainly, many arid wilderness zones do thrive with lifestyles, and given acceptable technological strengthen­ ment, such components may help even larger popUlations. whereas the dire Malthusian prediction that swift global inhabitants progress exceeds the wearing means of existent source structures has received acceptance (typified by means of the 1972 membership of Rome publication, Limits to Growth), there's a becoming physique of great paintings which rejects such pessimistic 'depletion' types, in prefer of versions that are mildly optimistic.

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Download E-books Advances in Technology and Management: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Technology and Management (ICTAM 2012), International Convention Center Jeju, Jeju-Island, Korea PDF

By Lianfang Zhu, Ligang Dong, Chuanhuang Li (auth.), Haenakon Kim (eds.)

This ebook Advances in expertise and administration comprises 116 complete size papers provided on the foreign convention on expertise and administration, hung on June 12-13, 2012, Jeju-Island, Korea. The aim of ICTAM 2012 is to assemble researchers operating in lots of assorted components of know-how and administration to foster overseas collaborations and trade of recent ideas.

This quantity should be divided into sections at the foundation of the type of manuscripts thought of. the 1st part offers with know-how. the second one element of this quantity involves management.

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Download E-books Functional Polymers in Food Science: From Technology to Biology, Volume 2: Food Processing (Polymer Science and Plastics Engineering) PDF

Polymers are an incredible half in way of life; items made of polymers diversity from subtle articles, akin to biomaterials, to aerospace fabrics. one of many purposes for the good attractiveness exhibited via polymers is their ease of processing. Polymer houses could be adapted to satisfy particular wishes by way of various the “atomic composition” of the repeat constitution, via various molecular weight and by means of the incorporation (via covalent and non-covalent interactions) of a huge diversity of compounds to impart particular activities.

In foodstuff technological know-how, using polymeric fabrics is extensively explored, from either an engineering and a nutraceutical standpoint. in regards to the engineering software, researchers have came across the main appropriate fabrics for clever packaging which preserves the meals caliber and prolongs the shelf-life of the goods. in addition, in agriculture, particular functionalized polymers are used to extend the potency of remedies and decrease the environmental toxins. within the nutraceutical box, simply because shoppers are more and more aware of the connection among vitamin and wellbeing and fitness, the intake of top quality meals has been becoming regularly. diverse compounds (e.g. prime quality proteins, lipids and polysaccharides) are popular to give a contribution to the enhancement of human future health by way of assorted mechanisms, lowering the danger of heart problems, coronary ailment, and hypertension.

This moment quantity focuses on the significance of polymers and useful foodstuff and in meals processing

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