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The Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation

The Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation Lowest new price: $12.99
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Author: Frans Johansson
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Why do so many world-changing insights come from people with little or no related experience? Charles Darwin was a geologist when he proposed the theory of evolution. And it was an astronomer who finally explained what happened to the dinosaurs.

Frans Johansson’s The Medici Effect shows how breakthrough ideas most often occur when we bring concepts from one field into a new, unfamiliar territory, and offers examples how we can turn the ideas we discover into path-breaking innovations.

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Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems Lowest new price: $122.33
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Contemporary research in the field of robotics attempts to harness the versatility and sustainability of living organisms. By exploiting those natural principles, scientists hope to render a renewable, adaptable, and robust class of technology that can facilitate self-repairing, social, and moral--even conscious--machines. This is the realm of robotics that scientists call "the living machine".

Living Machines can be divided into two entities-biomimetic systems, those that harness the principles discovered in nature and embody them in new artifacts, and biohybrid systems, which couple biological entities with synthetic ones.

Living Machines: A handbook of research in biomimetic and biohybrid systems surveys this flourishing area of research. It captures the current state of play and points to the opportunities ahead, addressing such fields as self-organization and co-operativity, biologically-inspired active materials, self-assembly and self-repair, learning, memory, control architectures and self-regulation, locomotion in air, on land or in water, perception, cognition, control, and communication. In all of these areas, the potential of biomimetics is shown through the construction of a wide range of different biomimetic devices and animal-like robots. Biohybrid systems is a relatively new field, with exciting and largely unknown potential, but one that is likely to shape the future of humanity. Chapters outline current research in areas including brain-machine interfaces-where neurons are connected to microscopic sensors and actuators-and various forms of intelligent prostheses from sensory devices like artificial retinas, to life-like artificial limbs, brain implants, and virtual reality-based rehabilitation approaches.

The handbook concludes by exploring the impact living machine technology will have on both society and the individual, by forcing human beings to question how we see and understand ourselves.

With contributions from leading researchers drawing on ideas from science, engineering, and the humanities, this handbook will appeal to both undergraduate and postgraduate students of biomimetic and biohybrid technologies. Researchers in the areas of computational modeling and engineering, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, artificial life, biorobotics, neurorobotics, and human-machine interfaces, will find Living Machines an invaluable resource.


INTRODUCTION TO INTERFACES AND COLLOIDS, AN: THE BRIDGE TO NANOSCIENCE

INTRODUCTION TO INTERFACES AND COLLOIDS, AN: THE BRIDGE TO NANOSCIENCE Lowest new price: $59.16
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Author: JOHN C BERG
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The textbook seeks to bring readers with no prior knowledge or experience in interfacial phenomena, colloid science or nanoscience to the point where they can comfortably enter the current scientific and technical literature in the area.Designed as a pedagogical tool, this book recognizes the cross-disciplinary nature of the subject. To facilitate learning, the topics are developed from the beginning with ample cross-referencing. The understanding of concepts is enhanced by clear descriptions of experiments and provisions of figures and illustrations.

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Micro-Drops and Digital Microfluidics, Second Edition (Micro and Nano Technologies)

Micro-Drops and Digital Microfluidics, Second Edition (Micro and Nano Technologies) Lowest new price: $134.92
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Author: Jean Berthier
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In this 2nd edition of Micro-Drops and Digital Microfluidics, Jean Berthier explores the fundamentals and applications of digital microfluidics, enabling engineers and scientists to design this important enabling technology into devices and harness the considerable potential of digital microfluidics in testing and data collection.

This book describes the most recent developments in digital microfluidics, with a specific focus on the computational, theoretical and experimental study of microdrops.

Unique in its emphasis on digital microfluidics and with diverse applications ranging from drug delivery to point-of-care diagnostic chips, organic synthesis to microreactors, Micro-Drops and Digital Microfluidics meets the needs of audiences across the fields of bioengineering and biotechnology, and electrical and chemical engineering.

  • Authoritative reporting on the latest changes in microfluidic science, where microscopic liquid volumes are handled as ""microdrops"" and separately from ""nanodrops."
  • A methodical examination of how liquid microdrops behave in the complex geometries of modern miniaturized systems and interact with different morphological (micro-fabricated, textured) solid substrates
  • A thorough explanation of how capillary forces act on liquid interfaces in contact with micro-fabricated surfaces
  • Analysis of how droplets can be manipulated, handled, or transported using electric fields (electrowetting), acoustic actuation (surface acoustic waves), or by a carrier liquid (microflow)
  • A fresh perspective on the future of microfluidics

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Fundamentals of Nanotechnology

Fundamentals of Nanotechnology Lowest new price: $64.99
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Author: Gabor L. Hornyak
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WINNER 2009 CHOICE AWARD OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE! Nanotechnology is no longer a subdiscipline of chemistry, engineering, or any other field. It represents the convergence of many fields, and therefore demands a new paradigm for teaching. This textbook is for the next generation of nanotechnologists. It surveys the field’s broad landscape, exploring the physical basics such as nanorheology, nanofluidics, and nanomechanics as well as industrial concerns such as manufacturing, reliability, and safety. The authors then explore the vast range of nanomaterials and systematically outline devices and applications in various industrial sectors.

This color text is an ideal companion to Introduction to Nanoscience by the same group of esteemed authors. Both titles are also available as the single volume Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Qualifying instructors who purchase either of these volumes (or the combined set) are given online access to a wealth of instructional materials. These include detailed lecture notes, review summaries, slides, exercises, and more. The authors provide enough material for both one- and two-semester courses.

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Cellulose Fibers: Bio- and Nano-Polymer Composites: Green Chemistry and Technology

Cellulose Fibers: Bio- and Nano-Polymer Composites: Green Chemistry and Technology Lowest new price: $252.00
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Because we are living in an era of Green Science and Technology, developments in the field of bio- and nano- polymer composite materials for advanced structural and medical applications is a rapidly emerging area and the subject of scientific attention. In light of the continuously deteriorating environmental conditions, researchers all over the world have focused an enormous amount of scientific research towards bio-based materials because of their cost effectiveness, eco-friendliness and renewability. This handbook deals with cellulose fibers and nano-fibers and covers the latest advances in bio- and nano- polymer composite materials. This rapidly expanding field is generating many exciting new materials with novel properties and promises to yield advanced applications in diverse fields.

This book reviews vital issues and topics and will be of interest to academicians, research scholars, polymer engineers and researchers in industries working in the subject area. It will also be a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students at institutes of plastic engineering and other technical institutes.


Innovation: The Five Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want

Innovation: The Five Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want Lowest new price: $37.85
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Author: Curtis R. Carlson
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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.

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SIlver Nanoparticles: Properties, Synthesis Techniques, Characterizations, Antibacterial and Anticancer Studies (Biomedical & Nanomedical Technologies Concise Monograph)

SIlver Nanoparticles: Properties, Synthesis Techniques, Characterizations, Antibacterial and Anticancer Studies (Biomedical & Nanomedical Technologies Concise Monograph) Lowest new price: $99.00
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Author: Rajawat Shweta

Silver nanoparticles are found to have wide applications in diverse

areas like optical receptors, bio-labelling sensors, bio active materials,

solar energy conversion, signal enhancers in SERS based enzyme

Immunoassay [1]. Silver nano particles exhibit high antimicrobial and

anti cancer activities. The fabrication of silver nanoparticles and nano

structures has aroused the interest of many researchers. Various synthesis

methods have also been developed.

Among the existing synthesis methods, mostly chemical methods,

which involve toxic and potentially hazardous chemicals, are mostly

used. The green synthesis based on green chemistry, replaces hazardous

chemicals by environmental friendly products. Green Chemistry is the

utilization of a set of principles that reduces or eliminates the use or

generation of hazardous substances. Biological methods are better substitute

for the chemical procedures, because they are convenient, widely

distributed along the ecological boundaries and are safe to handle.

The objective of the present work is to synthesize silver nanoparticles

by the methods designed on the principles of green chemistry. The

designed methods focus mainly on control over the size of the nanoparticles.

This work also includes the study of the effect of current (through

the circuit), temperature, strength of the precursor, reducing/capping

agents and concentration of the capping agents on nanoparticles and the

nanostructures. The as-synthesized silver nanoparticles are analyzed

using various characterization techniques e.g. XRD, TEM , UV-Visible

spectroscopy etc. This work finds application of the silver nanoparticles

in biomedical field. The findings of the tests conducted for antibacterial

properties show almost 100% killing efficiency against E. coli, S.

Aureus, S. Typhi and P. Aeruginosa. In case of testing the samples for

anti-cancer activities, the results show 80–98% growth inhibition for

MC F-7 Breast Cancer cell lines and He-La cervical cancer cell lines.

The monograph contains 5 chapters. Chapter 1 gives a brief introduction

of silver nanoparticles, covering their properties, synthesis

approaches and applications.

Chapter 2 introduces historical background of silver and narrates

exhaustive literature review conducted during the research. The chapter

gives details about the existing physical, chemical and biological

approaches and identifies the gap in the present synthesis methods. It

justifies the need and importance of the present work.

Chapter 3 gives details about the materials and the synthesis methods

used in the present research work. It describes the five different methods,

designed in the present research work, with varying parameters

that control the morphology of the nanoparticles and nanostructures.

Chapter 4 gives the results and discussions in details regarding the

as-synthesized silver nanoparticles. The results are analyzed and discussed,

sequentially according to the five methods.

Chapter 5 provides summary and conclusion of the present research

work and the scope of future work.


Seeing What's Next: Using Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change

Seeing What's Next: Using Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change Lowest new price: $6.97
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Author: Clayton M. Christensen
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Every day, individuals take action based on how they believe innovation will change industries. Yet these beliefs are largely based on guesswork and incomplete data and lead to costly errors in judgment. Now, internationally renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen and his research partners Scott D. Anthony and Erik A. Roth present a groundbreaking framework for predicting outcomes in the evolution of any industry. Based on proven theories outlined in Christensen's landmark books The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution, Seeing What's Next offers a practical, three-part model that helps decision-makers spot the signals of industry change, determine the outcome of competitive battles, and assess whether a firm's actions will ensure or threaten future success. Through in-depth case studies of industries from aviation to health care, the authors illustrate the predictive power of innovation theory in action.

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Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology (Anchor Library of Science)

Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology (Anchor Library of Science) Lowest new price: $9.45
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Author: Eric Drexler
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This brilliant work heralds the new age of nanotechnology, which will give us thorough and inexpensive control of the structure of matter.  Drexler examines the enormous implications of these developments for medicine, the economy, and the environment, and makes astounding yet well-founded projections for the future.

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