Category Archives: Technology

The Geek Atlas: 128 Places Where Science and Technology Come Alive

By John Graham-Cumming

The heritage of technological know-how is throughout us, if you happen to recognize the place to seem. With this specific traveler's advisor, you will find out about 128 locations all over the world the place discoveries in technology, arithmetic, or know-how happened or is occurring now. go back and forth to Munich to determine the world's biggest technology museum, watch Foucault's pendulum swinging in Paris, reflect on a descendant of Newton's apple tree at Trinity collage, Cambridge, and extra. each one web site in The Geek Atlas focuses on discoveries or innovations, and comprises information regarding the folk and the technology at the back of them. filled with fascinating images and illustrations, the e-book is equipped geographically by way of nation (by kingdom in the U.S.), entire with latitudes and longitudes for GPS units. locations comprise:

  • Bletchley Park within the united kingdom, the place the Enigma code was once damaged
  • The Alan Turing Memorial in Manchester, England
  • The Horn Antenna in New Jersey, the place the large Bang idea used to be proven
  • The nationwide Cryptologic Museum in fortress Meade, Maryland
  • The Trinity attempt web site in New Mexico, the place the 1st atomic bomb used to be exploded
  • The Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, California

You will not locate tedious, third-rate museums, or a cheesy plaque caught to a wall pointing out that "Professor X slept here." each web site during this booklet has actual clinical, mathematical, or technological interest--places sure to make each geek's middle pound a bit speedier. Plan a visit with The Geek Atlas and make your individual discoveries alongside the way.

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Signals and Systems For Dummies

By Mark Wickert

Getting combined indications on your signals and platforms course?

The recommendations lined in a regular signals and platforms direction are frequently thought of by way of engineering scholars to be one of the most tough to grasp. fortunately, Signals & structures For Dummies is your intuitive consultant to this tough direction, jogging you step by step via a few of the extra complicated theories and mathematical formulation in a fashion that's effortless to understand.

From Laplace Transforms to Fourier Analyses, Signals & platforms For Dummies explains in simple English the tricky ideas that could journey you up. ideal as a examine relief or to counterpoint your lecture room texts, this friendly, hands-on advisor makes it effortless to figure out the basics of sign and process analysis.

  • Serves as a useful gizmo for electric and machine engineering scholars trying to take hold of sign and process analysis
  • Provides helpful causes of complicated thoughts and methods regarding indications and systems
  • Includes worked-through examples of real-world functions utilizing Python, an open-source software program software, in addition to a customized functionality module written for the book
  • Brings you up-to-speed at the strategies and formulation you must know

Signals & platforms For Dummies is your price ticket to scoring excessive on your introductory signals and platforms course.

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Java 8 in Action: Lambdas, Streams, and functional-style programming

By Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Mario Fusco, Alan Mycroft

Summary

Java eight in Action is a in actual fact written advisor to the recent beneficial properties of Java eight. The ebook covers lambdas, streams, and functional-style programming. With Java 8's useful gains now you can write extra concise code in much less time, and in addition immediately take advantage of multicore architectures. it is time to dig in!

Purchase of the print publication features a loose publication in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning Publications.

About the Book

Every new edition of Java is necessary, yet Java eight is a online game changer. Java eight in Action is a sincerely written consultant to the hot positive factors of Java eight. It starts off with a pragmatic advent to lambdas, utilizing real-world Java code. subsequent, it covers the hot Streams API and indicates how one can use it to make collection-based code noticeably more straightforward to appreciate and preserve. It additionally explains different significant Java eight beneficial properties together with default equipment, not obligatory, CompletableFuture, and the hot Date and Time API.

This publication is written for programmers accustomed to Java and simple OO programming.

What's Inside

  • How to exploit Java 8's strong new features
  • Writing potent multicore-ready applications
  • Refactoring, trying out, and debugging
  • Adopting functional-style programming
  • Quizzes and quick-check questions

About the Authors

Raoul-Gabriel Urma is a software program engineer, speaker, coach, and PhD candidate on the collage of Cambridge. Mario Fusco is an engineer at purple Hat and writer of the lambdaj library. Alan Mycroft is a professor at Cambridge and cofounder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Table of Contents

    PART 1 FUNDAMENTALS
  1. Java eight: why if you care?
  2. Passing code with habit parameterization
  3. Lambda expressions
  4. PART 2 FUNCTIONAL-STYLE info PROCESSING
  5. Introducing streams
  6. Working with streams
  7. Collecting information with streams
  8. Parallel facts processing and performance
    PART three potent JAVA eight PROGRAMMING
  9. Refactoring, trying out, and debugging
  10. Default methods
  11. utilizing not obligatory as a greater substitute to null
  12. CompletableFuture: composable asynchronousprogramming
  13. New Date and Time API
  14. PART four past JAVA 8
  15. Thinking functionally
  16. Functional programming techniques
  17. Blending OOP and FP: evaluating Java eight and Scala
  18. Conclusions and the place subsequent for Java
  19. APPENDIXES
  20. Miscellaneous language updates
  21. Miscellaneous library updates
  22. Performing a number of operations in parallelon a stream
  23. Lambdas and JVM bytecode

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Perspectives on European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology: Volume 1 (Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering)

This e-book collects five keynote and 15 subject lectures awarded on the second eu convention on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES), held in Istanbul, Turkey, from August 24 to 29, 2014. The convention used to be equipped via the Turkish Earthquake starting place - Earthquake Engineering Committee and major Ministry, catastrophe and Emergency administration Presidency less than the auspices of the ecu organization for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE) and ecu Seismological fee (ESC).

The book’s twenty state of the art papers have been written through the main favorite researchers in Europe and tackle a entire selection of issues on earthquake engineering, in addition to interdisciplinary matters akin to engineering seismology and seismic possibility evaluation and administration. extra themes contain engineering seismology, geotechnical earthquake engineering, seismic functionality of constructions, earthquake-resistant engineering constructions, new ideas and applied sciences and dealing with chance in seismic areas. The booklet additionally provides the 3rd Ambraseys special Award Lecture given through Prof. Robin Spence in honor of Prof. Nicholas N. Ambraseys.

The target of this paintings is to give the state-of-the paintings and newest practices within the fields of earthquake engineering and seismology, with Europe’s most beneficial researchers addressing contemporary and ongoing advancements whereas additionally providing cutting edge avenues for destiny study and improvement. Given its state of the art content material and large spectrum of subject matters, the booklet deals a different reference advisor for researchers in those fields.

Audience:
This booklet is of curiosity to civil engineers within the fields of geotechnical and structural earthquake engineering; scientists and researchers within the fields of seismology, geology and geophysics. not just scientists, engineers and scholars, but in addition these drawn to earthquake risk evaluation and mitigation will locate during this booklet the newest advances.

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Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

If you must methods to application, operating with Python is a superb option to begin. This hands-on advisor takes you thru the language a step at a time, starting with easy programming recommendations earlier than relocating directly to services, recursion, information buildings, and object-oriented layout. This moment version and its assisting code were up to date for Python 3.

Through workouts in each one bankruptcy, you’ll try programming recommendations as you study them. imagine Python is perfect for college students on the highschool or collage point, in addition to self-learners, home-schooled scholars, and pros who have to examine programming fundamentals. newbies simply getting their ft rainy will methods to commence with Python in a browser.

  • Start with the fundamentals, together with language syntax and semantics
  • Get a transparent definition of every programming concept
  • Learn approximately values, variables, statements, services, and knowledge buildings in a logical progression
  • Discover how one can paintings with records and databases
  • Understand gadgets, tools, and object-oriented programming
  • Use debugging ideas to mend syntax, runtime, and semantic errors
  • Explore interface layout, information constructions, and GUI-based courses via case studies

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Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology

By Kentaro Toyama

After a decade designing applied sciences intended to handle schooling, well-being, and worldwide poverty, award-winning laptop scientist Kentaro Toyama got here to a tough end: Even in an age of wonderful expertise, social development relies on human alterations that instruments can’t deliver.

Computers in Bangalore are locked away in dusty cupboards simply because academics don’t understand what to do with them. cell phone apps intended to unfold hygiene practices in Africa fail to enhance well-being. Executives in Silicon Valley evangelize novel applied sciences at paintings at the same time they ship their youngsters to Waldorf faculties that ban electronics. and 4 many years of awesome innovation in the US have performed not anything to show the tide of emerging poverty and inequality. Why then can we continue hoping that expertise will remedy our best social ills?

In this incisive booklet, Toyama remedies us of the manic rhetoric of electronic utopians and reinvigorates us with a deeply people-centric view of social swap. Contrasting the outlandish claims of tech zealots with tales of individuals like Patrick Awuah, a Microsoft millionaire who left his engineering activity to open Ghana’s first liberal arts collage, and Tara Sreenivasa, a graduate of a outstanding South Indian institution that takes impoverished teenagers into the high-tech places of work of Goldman Sachs and Mercedes-Benz, Geek Heresy is a heartwarming reminder that it’s human knowledge, no longer machines, that circulation our international forward.

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Governing Through Technology: Information Artefacts and Social Practice (Technology, Work and Globalization)

Details produced and disseminated by way of an interlocking ecology of computer-based structures and artifacts at present presents the basic capacity for making plans organizational operations and controlling organizational performances. This publication describes the important importance that electronic details acquires in restructuring businesses.

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Technology as Human Social Tradition: Cultural Transmission among Hunter-Gatherers (Origins of Human Behavior and Culture)

Technology as Human Social Tradition outlines a unique method of learning variability and cumulative switch in human technology—prominent learn topics in either archaeology and anthropology. Peter Jordan argues that human fabric tradition is better understood as an expression of social culture. during this technique, every one artifact stands as an output of a particular operational series with particular offerings made at every one degree in its construction. Jordan additionally explores various fabric tradition traditions which are propagated via social studying, components that advertise coherent lineages of culture to shape, and the level to which those cultural lineages convey congruence with each other and with language history.

Drawing at the software of cultural transmission conception to empirical learn, Jordan develops a descent-with-modification standpoint at the know-how of Northern Hemisphere hunter-gatherers. Case reviews from indigenous societies in Northwest Siberia, the Pacific Northwest Coast, and northern California offer cross-cultural insights with regards to the evolution of fabric tradition traditions at various social and spatial scales. This publication supplies new methods of exploring a few of the basic elements that generate human cultural range within the deep earlier and during to the present.

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Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass for the Production of Energy and Chemicals

By Anthony Dufour

This publication highlights the tactics of biomass thermochemical conversion, masking themes from combustion and gasification, to pyrolysis and liquefaction.

Heat, strength, biofuels and eco-friendly chemical compounds can all be produced via those thermochemical techniques. the several scales of research are provided: from the bioenergy chains, to the reactors and molecular mechanisms.

The writer makes use of present learn and knowledge to provide bioenergy chains from wooded area to ultimate use, together with the biomass offer chains, in addition to the existence cycle overview of alternative strategy chains.

Biomass conversion reactors also are provided, detailing their applied sciences for combustion, gasification and syngas up-grading platforms, pyrolysis and bio-oil upgrading.

The physical-chemical mechanisms happening in these kind of reactors are awarded highlighting the most pathways for fuel, char and bio-oil formation from biomass.

This e-book deals an outline of biomass valorization for college kids, engineers or builders in chemistry, chemical, environmental or mechanical engineering.

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