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|Haunted Media: Electronic Presence from Telegraphy to Television (Console-ing Passions)
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Author: Jeffrey Sconce
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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
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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.
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|Nanotechnology For Dummies
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Author: Earl Boysen
The bestselling introductory guide on nanotechnology?now revisedand updated
The world of nanotechnology is ever changing and evolving; thisfun and friendly guide demystifies the topic for anyone interestedin how molecule-sized machines and processes affect our everydaylives. The authors begin with explaining the background ofnanotechnology and then examine industries that are affected bythis technology. Aiming to educate and simultaneously dispel commonmyths, the book explores the many nanotechnology-enabled consumerproducts available on the market today, ranging from socks to facelotion to jet skis to floor cleaners, to name a few.
- Serves as a fun and friendly introduction to the fascinatingtopic of nanotechnology
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- Provides real-world examples of everyday nanotechnology usesuch as floor cleaners, flash memory drives, face lotion, computerprocessors, and more
Written in the accessible, humorous For Dummies style,Nanotechnology For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides aneasy-to-understand overview of nanotechnology and its real-worldimplementation.
|Quantum Theory of Near-Field Electrodynamics (Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics)
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Author: Ole Keller
"Quantum Theory of Near-field Electrodynamics" gives a self-contained account of the fundamental theory of field-matter interaction on a subwavelength scale. The quantum physical behavior of matter (atoms and mesoscopic media) in both classical and quantum fields is treated. The role of local-field effects and nonlocal electrodynamics, and the tight links to the theory of spatial photon localization are emphasized. The book may serve as a reference work in the field, and is of general interest for physicists working in quantum optics, mesoscopic electrodynamics and physical optics. The macroscopic and microscopic classical theories form a good starting point for the quantum approach, and these theories are presented in a manner appropriate for graduate students entering near-field optics.
|Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems, Third Edition (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series)
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Author: Ben Rogers
An Accessible, Scientifically Rigorous Presentation That Helps Your Students Learn the Real Stuff
Winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book Award 2011
"… takes the revolutionary concepts and techniques that have traditionally been fodder for graduate study and makes them accessible for all. … outstanding introduction to the broad field of nanotechnology provides a solid foundation for further study. … Highly recommended."
―N.M. Fahrenkopf, University at Albany, CHOICE Magazine 2011
Give your students the thorough grounding they need in nanotechnology. A rigorous yet accessible treatment of one of the world’s fastest growing fields, Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems, Third Edition provides an accessible introduction without sacrificing rigorous scientific details. This approach makes the subject matter accessible to students from a variety of disciplines. Building on the foundation set by the first two bestselling editions, this third edition maintains the features that made previous editions popular with students and professors alike.
See What’s New in the Third Edition:
- Updated coverage of the eight main facets of nanotechnology
- Expanded treatment of health/environmental ramifications of nanomaterials
- Comparison of macroscale systems to those at the nanoscale, showing how scale phenomena affects behavior
- New chapter on nanomedicine
- New problems, examples, and an exhaustive nanotech glossary
Filled with real-world examples and original illustrations, the presentation makes the material fun and engaging. The systems-based approach gives students the tools to create systems with unique functions and characteristics. Fitting neatly between popular science books and high-level treatises, the book works from the ground up to provide a gateway into an exciting and rapidly evolving area of science.
|Fundamentals of Solid State Engineering
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Author: Manijeh Razeghi
Provides a multidisciplinary introduction to quantum mechanics, solid state physics, advanced devices, and fabrication
Covers wide range of topics in the same style and in the same notation
Most up to date developments in semiconductor physics and nano-engineering
Mathematical derivations are carried through in detail with emphasis on clarity
Timely application areas such as biophotonics , bioelectronics
|Dressed Photons: Concepts of Light–Matter Fusion Technology (Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics)
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Author: Motoichi Ohtsu
Authored by the developer of dressed photon science and technology as well as nanophotonics, this book outlines concepts of the subject using a novel theoretical framework that differs from conventional wave optics. It provides a quantum theoretical description of optical near fields and related problems that puts matter excitation such as electronic and vibrational ones on an equal footing with photons. By this description, optical near fields are interpreted as quasi-particles and named dressed photons which carry the material excitation energy in a nanometric space.
The author then explores novel nanophotonic devices, fabrications, and energy conversion based on the theoretical picture of dressed photons. Further, this book looks at how the assembly of nanophotonic devices produces information and communication systems.
Dressed photon science and technology is on its way to revolutionizing various applications in devices, fabrications, and systems. Promoting further exploration in the field, this book presents physically intuitive concepts, theories, and technical details for students, engineers, and scientists engaged in research and development in dressed photon science and technology as well as nanophotonics.
|Making Innovation Work: How to Manage It, Measure It, and Profit from It
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Author: Tony Davila
Making Innovation Work presents a formal innovation process proven to work at HP, Microsoft and Toyota, to help ordinary managers drive top and bottom line growth from innovation. The authors have drawn on their unsurpassed innovation consulting experience -- as well as the most thorough review of innovation research ever performed. They'll show what works, what doesn't, and how to use management tools to dramatically increase the payoff from innovation investments. Learn how to define the right strategy effective innovation; how to structure an organization to innovate best; how to implement management systems to assess ongoing innovation; how to incentivize teams to deliver, and much more. This book offers the first authoritative guide to using metrics at every step of the innovation process -- from idea creation and selection through prototyping and commercialization.
|Micro-Cutting: Fundamentals and Applications (Microsystem and Nanotechnology)
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Micro-Cutting: Fundamentals and Applicationscomprehensively covers the state of the art research andengineering practice in micro/nano cutting: an area which isbecoming increasingly important, especially in modernmicro-manufacturing, ultraprecision manufacturing and high valuemanufacturing.
This book provides basic theory, design and analysis ofmicro-toolings and machines, modelling methods and techniques, andintegrated approaches for micro-cutting. The fundamentalcharacteristics, modelling, simulation and optimization ofmicro/nano cutting processes are emphasized with particularreference to the predictabilty, producibility, repeatability andproductivity of manufacturing at micro and nano scales.
The fundamentals of micro/nano cutting are applied to a varietyof machining processes including diamond turning, micromilling,micro/nano grinding/polishing, ultraprecision machining, and thedesign and implementation of micro/nano cutting process chains andmicromachining systems.
• Contains contributions from leading global experts
• Covers the fundamental theory of micro-cutting
• Presents applications in a variety of machiningprocesses
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Micro-Cutting: Fundamentals and Applications is an idealreference for manufacturing engineers, production supervisors,tooling engineers, planning and application engineers, as well asmachine tool designers. It is also a suitable textbook forpostgraduate students in the areas of micro-manufacturing,micro-engineering and advanced manufacturing methods.
|Photonic Packaging Sourcebook: Fiber-Chip Coupling for Optical Components, Basic Calculations, Modules
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Author: Ulrich H. P. Fischer-Hirchert
This book serves as a guide on photonic assembly techniques. It provides an overview of today's state-of-the-art technologies for photonic packaging experts and professionals in the field. The text guides the readers to the practical use of optical connectors. It also assists engineers to find a way to an effective and inexpensive set-up for their own needs. In addition, many types of current industrial modules and state-of-the-art applications from single fiber to multi fiber are described in detail. Simulation techniques such as FEM, BPM and ray tracing are explained in depth. Finally, all recent reliability test procedures for datacom and telecom modules are illustrated in combination with related standardization aspects.
|Micro-scaled Products Development via Microforming: Deformation Behaviours, Processes, Tooling and its Realization (Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing)
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Author: Ming Wang Fu
‘Micro-scaled Products Development via Microforming’ presents state-of-the-art research on microforming processes, and focuses on the development of micro-scaled metallic parts via microforming processes. Microforming refers to the fabrication of microparts via micro-scaled plastic deformation and presents a promising micromanufacturing process. When compared to other micromanufacturing processes, microforming offers advantages such as high productivity and good mechanical properties of the deformed microparts. This book provides extensive and informative illustrations, tables and photos in order to convey this information clearly and directly to readers.
Although the knowledge of macroforming processes is abundant and widely used in industry, microparts cannot be developed by leveraging existing knowledge of macroforming because the size effect presents a barrier to this knowledge transfer. Therefore systematic knowledge of microforming needs to be developed. In tandem with product miniaturization, the demand on microparts has been increased for their wide applications in many industries, including automotive, bio-medical, aerospace and consumer electronics industries. Micromanufacturing technologies have thus become more and more important. This book is intended for postgraduates, manufacturing engineers and professionals working in the areas of manufacturing and materials processing.
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