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Title:Mars One The Ultimate Reality TV Show?
Author(s): Erik Seedhouse
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXIII, 174 p. 93 illus., 84 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- About the Author -- Acronyms -- Preface -- 1: Mars One: The Concept -- 2: Is this ethical? -- 3: Is any of this legal? -- 4: Selection -- 5: Training -- 6: Medical mission killers -- 7: Technology
feasibility -- 8: Bursting the Mars One life support bubble -- Epilog -- Appendices -- Index
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Keywords: Popular works , Project management , Technology , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Technology , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron , Project Management
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Title:Spaceplane HERMES Europe's Dream of Independent Manned Spaceflight
Author(s): Luc van den Abeelen
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXII, 588 p. 187 illus., 97 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Origins: re-entry vehicles and orbital factories -- Getting serious: CNES develops a concept -- One or the other: selecting the prime contractor -- Safety rethink: the Challenger accident -- The road not taken: CNES decides against
Maia -- The Hague: adoption by ESA -- Ever growing: Hermes gains a module -- Competition and the others: spacecraft from around the world -- Shifting priorities: equipment relocations (1989-1990) -- The transatlantic scene: Freedom
struggles, Columbus and the DoD -- Buying time: the six-month extension of Phase 1 (1990) -- Outside influence: the costly fall of the Berlin Wall (1990-1991) -- Change at Munich: stretching the imagination (1991) -- Scaling down:
X-2000 and Russia to the rescue (1991-1992) -- Grenada: the end of the road (1992) -- Descendants: of astronauts and wings -- Space freighter for ISS: the promise of ATV -- Hermes’ legacy: a continued mission of sorts -- Keeping in
touch: the DRS satellites and Mission Control -- Staying cool: the thermal protection system -- In Orbit Infrastructure: Platforms and Space Stations -- Learning to fly: astronauts and their training -- Inside and out: the space suits
and escape systems -- Lift-off and getting home safely: preparation, launch and landing facilities -- Looking back: the Hermes experience -- Afterword -- Appendix A -- Appendix B -- Appendix C
ISBN:9783319444727
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Keywords: Popular works , History , Technology , Popular Science , Popular Science in Technology , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron , History of Science
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Title:Next Stop Mars The Why, How, and When of Human Missions
Author(s): Giancarlo Genta
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XX, 415 p. 145 illus., 57 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Preface -- 1: Half a century of projects -- 2: Reasons for human Mars Exploration -- 3: Mars and its satellites -- 4: Space environment and radiations -- 5: Human aspects -- 6: Interplanetary journey to Mars -- 7: Mission design -- 8:
The outpost on Mars -- 9: Mobility on Mars -- 10: The ground segment -- 11: Timeframe and roadmap -- 12: A look to a more distant future -- 13: Example missions -- 14: Conclusions -- References -- Appendices
ISBN:9783319443119
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Title:Europa’s Lost Expedition A Scientific Novel
Author(s): Michael Carroll
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XIV, 224 p. 10 illus., 2 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter 1: Ice Tomb -- Chapter 2: Cruise -- Chapter 3: Arrival -- Chapter 4: Outside -- Chapter 5: Europa Asylum -- Chapter 6: Dark Curtain -- Chapter 7: Departure -- Chapter 8: Dome in the South -- Chapter 9: Vital Signs -- Chapter
10: Southern Realms -- Chapter 11: Mayday -- Chapter 12: Return -- Chapter 13: Odd Couple -- Chapter 14: Blasts From Those Pasts -- Chapter 15: An Outing -- Chapter 16: Taliesin -- Index
ISBN:9783319431598
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Keywords: Popular works , Astrobiology , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astrobiology , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
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Title:Pseudoscience and Science Fiction
Author(s): Andrew May
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (X, 181 p. 45 illus., 28 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Introduction -- Charles Fort and the Forteans -- Anomalous Phenomena -- High-Tech Paranoia -- Flying Saucers -- Mind Power -- Space Drives and Anti-Gravity -- Technology of the Ancients -- Conspiracy Theories
ISBN:9783319426051
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Keywords: Popular works , Fiction , Philosophy of nature , Astronomy , Physics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Physics , Popular Science in Astronomy , Fiction , Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary , Philosophy of Nature
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Title:The Politics and Perils of Space Exploration Who Will Compete, Who Will Dominate?
Author(s): Linda Dawson
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XX, 199 p. 49 illus., 40 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Chapter 1 The New Space Race -- Chapter 2 The Commercial Space Race -- Chapter 3 Mars -- Chapter 4 Why Not Go Back to the Moon?- Chapter 5 The Science and Dangers of Outer Space -- Chapter 6 Politics and the Space Race -- Chapter 7
the Post-Apollo and Space Shuttle Era -- Chapter 8 Politics, the ISS, and Private Enterprise -- Chapter 9 Technological Risks and Accidents -- Chapter 10 New Technologies and Deep Space -- Index
ISBN:9783319388137
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Keywords: Popular works , Technology , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Economic policy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Technology , R & D/Technology Policy , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
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Title:Star Ark A Living, Self-Sustaining Spaceship
Author(s):
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXII, 492 p. 127 illus., 107 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Introduction by Rachel Armstrong -- Overview by Andrew Tziolas -- Metaphysics of Reality in Space by Rachel Armstrong -- Seeding the Universe with Life by Michael Mautner -- Space chemistry by Martin Hanczyc -- Living soils by Rachel
Armstrong -- Bacterial worlds by Simon Park -- Nature in space by Koert van Mensvoort -- The experience of space by Nelly Ben Hayoum -- Space architecture by Richard Hyams -- Extremophiles by Sarah Jane Pell.-Shrinking the human by
Arne Hendriks -- Human/mechanicals hybrids by Kevin Warwick -- Space birth by Lucy McCrae, Susan Crawford-Young, and Lynne Harper -- Establishing the ecological being by Rachel Armstrong -- Ecology of Mind by Noam Chomsky -- Humanity
in space by Steve Fuller -- Ecological politics by Jane Bennett -- Very large organizations by Jordan Geiger -- Architects building planets by Mark Morris
ISBN:9783319310428
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Keywords: Popular works , Design , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Design, general
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Title:Stamping the Earth from Space
Author(s): Renato Dicati
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXIV, 429 p. 407 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Introduction -- Prologue: from Sputnik to the Internation Space Station -- Satellite Geodesy -- Researches on the atmosphere -- Ionospheric research with satellites -- Researches on the Earth’s Magnetosphere -- Meteorological
Satellites -- The study of micro-meteorites and cosmic dust -- Earth remote sensing -- Cartography and mapping from space -- Oceanography from space -- Bibliography -- Index
ISBN:9783319207568
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Keywords: Popular works , Genetic engineering , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Biomedical engineering , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Genetic Engineering , Biomedical Engineering , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
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Title:Science and the Economic Crisis Impact on Science, Lessons from Science
Author(s): Francesco Sylos Labini
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (171 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-29528-2
Contents:Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter I: Forecast -- Chapter II: Crisis -- Chapter III: Risk -- Chapter IV: Perspectives
ISBN:9783319295282
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Keywords: Physics , Sociophysics , Econophysics , Science , Economics , Economic policy , Physics , Socio- and Econophysics, Population and Evolutionary Models , Popular Science in Economics / Management , Societal Aspects of Physics , R & D/Technology Policy
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Title:The Birth of NASA The Work of the Space Task Group, America's First True Space Pioneers
Author(s): Dutch von Ehrenfried
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (48 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28428-6
Contents:Part I Introduction -- The Sputnik Reaction -- The President -- The National Security Council -- The Congress -- Department of Defense/Other -- Part II Creating the Space Team -- Creation of the STG -- The AVRO Canadians -- The
Astronauts and Aeromedical -- The Need for More People -- Contractors & Representatives -- The STG Organization -- The End of the STG on November 1, 1961 -- Summary of Key Project Mercury Decisions/Lessons Learned -- Part III
Achievements -- Facilities Created for Project Mercury -- Mission Designs and Concepts -- The Impact of the STG on History -- APPENDICES -- Bibliography -- Credits -- Glossary -- About the Author -- Index
ISBN:9783319284286
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Keywords: Popular works , History , Space sciences , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , History of Science
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Title:Sigma 7 The Six Mercury Orbits of Walter M. Schirra, Jr.
Author(s): Colin Burgess
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (82 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-27983-1
Contents:Foreword by Tracy Kornfeld -- Acknowledgements -- Author Prologue -- Chapter 1: A flier’s son.- Chapter 2: The making of a flight-ready astronaut -- Chapter 3: The art of space flight -- Chapter 4: Sigma 7 flies -- Chapter 5: “A sweet
little bird” -- Chapter 6: Press conferences, parades, and post-flight honors -- Chapter 7: A Life beyond Apollo -- Chapter 8: Final Salute to a hero -- Appendices -- Index
ISBN:9783319279831
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Keywords: Popular works , History , Space sciences , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , History of Science
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Title:Interkosmos The Eastern Bloc's Early Space Program
Author(s): Colin Burgess
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (147 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-24163-0
Contents:History and Development of the Interkosmos program -- First to fly: Czechoslovakia’s cosmonaut -- From Poland to Salyut-6 -- Sigmund Jähn and Soyuz-30 -- Bulgaria in space -- Hungary joins the space club. - A Vietnamese cosmonaut. -
The Soviet Cuban Salyut mission -- From the steppes of Mongolia. - Romania continues the program -- Beyond Interkosmos. - Soviet-Indian mission. – A Syrian researcher on Mir. – Bulgaria’s second flight. – Afghanistan’s
cosmonaut-researcher. – Chrétien in space again. – The Interkosmos program. – Appendices. – About the authors. – Index
ISBN:9783319241630
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Keywords: Popular works , History , Space sciences , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , History of Science
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Title:Enhancing Hubble's Vision Service Missions That Expanded Our View of the Universe
Author(s): David J Shayler
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (133 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-22644-6
Contents:Preface -- Foreword by a Hubble servicing mission astronaut -- Glossary. - List of Illustrations -- List of tables -- Prologue -- Chapter 1: Servicing satellites – tools of the trade -- Chapter 2: Troubled times -- Chapter 3: Funding
the plans and program -- Chapter 4: Simulating the servicing -- Chapter 5: STS-31 – The deployment mission -- Chapter 6: STS-61 – Service Mission 1 – back on track -- Chapter 7: Planning new science -- Chapter 8: STS-82 – Service
Mission 2 – return to an old friend -- Chapter 9: STS-103 – Service Mission 3A – a mission split in two -- Chapter 10: STS-109 – Service Mission 3B – the other half -- Chapter 11: A fourth mission in doubt? -- Chapter 12: STS-125 –
Service Mission 4 – a final farewell -- Chapter 13: The twilight years and beyond -- Chapter 14: NASA at its best -- Conclusion -- Appendices -- Appendix A: Hubble Service Mission data -- Appendix B: The ‘Hubblenauts’: servicing
mission crew members -- Appendix C: Key personalities behind the scenes -- Appendix D: A servicing chronology and timeline -- References -- Bibliography -- Index
ISBN:9783319226446
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Keywords: Engineering , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Optics , Optoelectronics , Plasmons (Physics) , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Engineering , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Optics, Optoelectronics, Plasmonics and Optical Devices
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9783319207179:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:How Should Humanity Steer the Future?
Author(s):
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (175 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-20717-9
Contents:Introduction (A. Aguirre, B. Foster, Z. Merali) -- How to save the world (S. Hossenfelder) -- Humanity is much more than the sum of humans (T. Bolognesi) -- Crucial Phenomena (D. Dewey).- The Leverage and Centrality of Mind (P. Estep
III, A. Hoekstra) -- A Participatory Future of Humanity (D. Rickles).- The Cartography of the Future: Recovering Utopia for the 21st Century (R. Searle).-Enlightenment is not for the Buddha alone (T. Singh).- Back to the Future:
Crowdsourcing Innovation by Refocusing Science Education (T. Norsen).- Recognizing the Value of Play (J. Dickau).- Improving Science for a Better Future (M. Khalil) -- How to avoid steering blindly: The case for a robust repository of
human knowledge (J. Niemeyer) -- The Tip of the Spear (G. Gantz) -- U-turn or u die (F. Mercati) -- Smooth seas do not make good sailors (G. Parry)
ISBN:9783319207179
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Science , Education , Physics , Societal Aspects of Physics , Philosophy of Technology , Popular Science in Education
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Call number:SPRINGER-2016-9781493928279:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Hubble Space Telescope From Concept to Success
Author(s): David J Shayler
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (107 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4939-2827-9
Contents:Part I: Birth of a Telescope -- Development of a telescope -- Man-tended Hardware -- Nuts and bolts – systems and support -- Servicing satellites – tools of the trade -- Troubled times -- Part II: Deployment and Recovery -- Funding
the plans and program -- Simulating the servicing -- STS-31 – The deployment mission -- STS-61 – Service Mission 1 – back on track -- Part III: Upgrades -- Planning new science -- STS-82 – Service Mission 2 – return to an old friend --
STS-103 – Service Mission 3A – a mission split in two -- STS-109 – Service Mission 3B – the other half -- Part IV: Lost Dreams and a New Hope -- A fourth mission in doubt? -- STS-125 – Service Mission 4 – a final farewell -- The
twilight years and beyond -- NASA at its best
ISBN:9781493928279
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Keywords: Engineering , Space sciences , Optics , Optoelectronics , Plasmons (Physics) , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Engineering , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Popular Science in Astronomy , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Optics, Optoelectronics, Plasmonics and Optical Devices
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Call number:SPRINGER-2014-9781493906185:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Holy Sci-Fi! [electronic resource] : Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect
Author(s): Paul J Nahin
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:Can a computer have a soul? Are religion and science mutually exclusive?Is there really such a thing as free will?If you could time travel to visit Jesus, would you (and should you)?For hundreds of years, philosophers,scientists, and science fiction writers have pondered these questions and many more. In Holy Sci-Fi!, popular writer Paul Nahin explores the fertile and sometimes uneasy relationship between science fiction and religion. With a scopespanning the history of religion, philosophy, and lite rature, Nahin follows religious themes in science fiction from Feynman to Foucault, and from Asimov to Aristotle. An intriguing journey through popular and well-loved books andstories, Holy Sci-Fi! shows how sci-fi has informed humanity's attitudes toward s our faiths, our future, and ourselves
Contents:1. Introduction
Authors Note One
God and Skepticism
God, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
God and Science
Authors Note Two
2. Religious Science Fiction Before Science Fiction
The 'Start' of Modern SF
Before the 'Start' of SF
Early Theological SF
Theological Maturity
3. Time, Space, God's Omniscience, and Free Will
What is Time?
Time in SF and Theology
The Four
Dimensional World
The Block Universe
God's Omniscience in Theology and SF
4. Religious Robots
Alan Turing, Artificial Minds, and the Souls of Machines
Asimovs Robotic Laws
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Keywords: Philosophy , Science Philosophy , Technology Philosophy , Science (General)
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Title:Exploring Science Through Science Fiction [electronic resource]
Author(s): Barry B Luokkala
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:How does Einsteins description of space and time compare with Dr. Who? Can James Bond really escape from an armor-plated railroad car by cutting through the floor with a laser concealed in a wristwatch? What would it take tocreate a fully-intelligent android, such as Star Treks Commander Data? How might we discover intelligent civilizations on other planets in the galaxy? Is human teleportation possible? Will our technological society ever reach thepoint at which it becomes lawful to discriminate on the basis of genetic information, as in the movie GATTACA? Exploring Science Through Science Fiction addresses these and other interesting questions, using science fiction as aspringboard for discussing fundamental science concepts and cutting-edge scienc e research. The book is designed as a primary text for a college-level course which should appeal to students in the fine arts and humanities as well as toscience and engineering students. It includes references to original research papers, landmark scien tific publications and technical documents, as well as a broad range of science literature at a more popular level. With over 180references to specific scenes in 130 sci-fi movies and TV episodes, spanning over 100 years of cinematic history, it should be an enjoyable read for anyone with an interest in science and science fiction
Contents:Preface
1 Introduction: Discerning the Real, the Possible and the Impossible
2 What is the Nature of Space and Time? (the physics of space travel and time travel)
3 What is the Universe Made of? (matter, energy and interactions)
4 Can a Machine Become Self Aware? (the sciences of computing and cognition)
5 Are We Alone in the Universe? (the search for extraterrestrial intelligence)
6 What does it Mean to be Human? (biological sciences, biotechnology and other considerations)
7 How do We Solve Our Problems? (science, technology and society)
8 What Lies Ahead? (the future
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Keywords: Life sciences , Astrophysics , Science (General) , Engineering , Materials
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Title:Total Addiction [electronic resource]
Author(s): Kate Russo
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Size:1 online resource
Note:Popular science
Note:Springer 2012 Physics and Astronomy eBook collection
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ISBN:9783642304804
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Keywords: Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Popular Science in Psychology , Popular Science in Mathematics/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology
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Title:Einstein's Relativity [electronic resource]
Author(s): Fred I Cooperstock
Steven Tieu
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Size:1 online resource
Note:Monograph
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ISBN:9783642303845
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Keywords: Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Popular Science in Astronomy , Applications of Mathematics , Popular Science in Mathematics/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology
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Title:The Rudolf Msbauer Story [electronic resource]
Author(s): Michael Kalvius
Paul Kienle
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Size:1 online resource
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ISBN:9783642179518
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Keywords: Solid State Physics , History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Physical Chemistry , Measurement Science and Instrumentation , Popular Science in Mathematics/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology
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Title:Tragedy and Triumph in Orbit [electronic resource]
Author(s): Ben Evans
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer New York
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Note:Popular science
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Keywords: Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Popular Science in Astronomy , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences
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Title:Rocketing Into the Future [electronic resource]
Author(s): Michel van Pelt
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer New York
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ISBN:9781461431992
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Title:How James Watt Invented the Copier [electronic resource]
Author(s): RenSchils
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer New York
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ISBN:9781461408598
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Keywords: History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics , Popular Science in Mathematics/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology
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Title:Deep Space Propulsion [electronic resource]
Author(s): K. F. Long
Date:2012
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Title:Astronauts For Hire [electronic resource]
Author(s): Erik Seedhouse
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer US
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ISBN:9781461405191
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Keywords: Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Popular Science in Astronomy , Innovation/Technology Management
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Title:Interplanetary Outpost [electronic resource]
Author(s): Erik Seedhouse
Date:2012
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ISBN:9781441997470
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Keywords: Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Popular Science in Astronomy , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Planetology , Medical and Radiation Physics
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Title:U. S. Spacesuits [electronic resource]
Author(s): Kenneth S. Thomas
Harold J. McMann
Date:2012
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ISBN:9781441995650
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Keywords: Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Popular Science in Astronomy , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
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Title:At Home in Space [electronic resource]
Author(s): Ben Evans
Date:2012
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ISBN:9781441988096
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Title:Grappling with Gravity [electronic resource]
Author(s): Robert W. Phillips
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer New York
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ISBN:9781441968982
Series:Astronomers Universe
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Keywords: Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Popular Science in Astronomy , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Planetology
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Title:Robotic Exploration of the Solar System [electronic resource]
Author(s): Paolo Ulivi
David M. Harland
Date:2012
Publisher:Praxis
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ISBN:9780387096278
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Keywords: Popular Science in Astronomy , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Astrobiology , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
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Title:The Wondrous Universe [electronic resource] Creation without Creator?
Author(s): Gerhard Brner
Date:2011
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The world as it is viewed from modern physics and cosmology has many strange and unexpected features. Often these are in stark contrast with our everyday experience or our preconceptions, such as the concept of space and time asfinite and changeable. Nevertheless it is this strange world which is the fundamental basis of our existence. Therefore modern science also has a few things to say about the age-old questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? The author, an experienced s cientist and teacher, presents the knowledge that we have about our worldfor non-experts. He takes us on a journey through cosmology and the quantum world of elementary particles. Andhe sketches the impact of the insights gained into philosophical assumpt ions and religious beliefs in these disciplines. In the end he asks the speculative question whether there is something beyond the limits of the natural sciences.Gerhard Brner is a Professor of Physics at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and co nducts research on the early universe and dark matter at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching near Munich. He received hisPhD for a thesis on particle physics under the supervision of Werner Heisenberg and Hans-Peter Drr. Professor Brner is the author of the successful graduate textbook The Early Universe (published by Springer and now in its 4thedition), as well as of several popular science books on cosmology. In 2009 he received the Chinese Academy of Sciences Award for International C ooperation in Science and Technology (together with Prof. Maurice-Roger Bonnet). In 2010he received the Friendship Award, and in January 2011 the Chinese governments National Award for Cooperation in Science and Technology, the highest honor bestowed on f oreigners
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Contents:1 The Wondrous Universe
2 The World at Large
3 The Deep Underground
4 Boundaries and Transgressions
ISBN:9783642201042
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Series:Astronomers' Universe, 1614-659X
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Philosophy , Science Philosophy , Astronomy , Quantum theory , Science (General)
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Title:The Elements of Statistical Learning [electronic resource] Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction
Author(s): Trevor Hastie
Robert Tibshirani
Jerome Friedman
Date:2009
Edition:Second Edition
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:During the past decade there has been an explosion in computation and information technology. With it have come vast amounts of data in a variety of fields such as medicine, biology, finance, and marketing. The challenge ofunderstanding these data ha s led to the development of new tools in the field of statistics, and spawned new areas such as data mining, machine learning, and bioinformatics. Many of these tools have common underpinnings but are oftenexpressed with different terminology. This book d escribes the important ideas in these areas in a common conceptual framework. While the approach is statistical, the emphasis is on concepts rather than mathematics. Many examples aregiven, with a liberal use of color graphics. It is a valuable resource f or statisticians and anyone interested in data mining in science or industry. The book's coverage is broad, from supervised learning (prediction) to unsupervisedlearning. The many topics include neural networks, support vector machines, classification tre es and boosting---the first comprehensive treatment of this topic in any book. This major new edition features many topics not covered in theoriginal, including graphical models, random forests, ensemble methods, least angle regression and path algorithms for the lasso, non-negative matrix factorization, and spectral clustering. There is also a chapter on methods for``wide'' data (p bigger than n), including multiple testing and false discovery rates. Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, and Jerome Friedman are professors of statistics at Stanford University. They are prominent researchers in thisarea: Hastie and Tibshirani developed generalized additive models and wrote a popular book of that title. Hastie co-developed much of the statistical modeling softw are and environment in R/S-PLUS and invented principal curves andsurfaces. Tibshirani proposed the lasso and is co-author of the very successful An Introduction to the Bootstrap. Friedman is the co-inve
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Contents:Overview of Supervised Learning
Linear Methods for Regression
Linear Methods for Classification
Basis Expansions and Regularization
Kernel Smoothing Methods
Model Assessment and Selection
Model Inference and Averaging
Additive Models, Trees, and Related Methods
Boosting and Additive Trees
Neural Networks
Support Vector Machines and Flexible Discriminants
Prototype Methods and Nearest
Neighbors
Unsupervised Learning
Random Forests
Ensemble Learning
Undirected Graphical Models
High
Dimensional Problems: p ? N
ISBN:9780387848587
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Keywords: Statistics , Data mining , Artificial intelligence , Bioinformatics , Biology Data processing , Mathematical statistics
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Title:A Modern Theory of Factorial Designs [electronic resource]
Author(s): Rahul Mukerjee
C. F. Jeff Wu
Date:2006
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Factorial design plays a fundamental role in efficient and economic experimentation with multiple input variables and is extremely popular in various fields of application, including engineering, agriculture, medicine and lifesciences. Factorial expe riments are often used in case studies in quality management and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS). The last twenty years have witnessed a significant growth of interest in optimal factorial designs, under possiblemodel uncertainty, via the minimum aberration a nd related criteria. The present book gives, for the first time in book form, a comprehensive and up-to-date account of this modern theory. Many major classes of designs are covered in thebook. While maintaining a high level of mathematical rigor, it also provides extensive design tables for research and practical purposes. In order to equip the readers with the necessary background, some foundational concepts andresults are developed in Chapter 2. Apart from being useful to researchers and practitioners, the book can form the core of a graduate level course in experimental design. It can also be used for courses in combinatorial designs orcombinatorial mathematics. Rahul Mukerjee is a Professor of Statistics at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta . Formerly, he was a Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute. He is a co-author of four other researchmonographs including two from Springer and one from Wiley. A Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the Indian National Science Aca demy, Professor Mukerjee has served on the editorial boards of several internationaljournals. He is a recipient of the S.S. Bhatnagar Award, the most well-known scientific honor from the Government of India. C. F. Jeff Wu is Coca Cola Chair Professor in E ngineering Statistics at Georgia Institute of Technology. Priorto 2003, he taught statistics at U. of Wisconsin, U. of Waterloo and U. of Michigan. He wrote with M. Hamada the applied design text Experi
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Contents:and Overview
Fundamentals of Factorial Designs
Two
Level Fractional Factorial Designs
Fractional Factorial Designs: General Case
Designs with Maximum Estimation Capacity
Minimum Aberration Designs for Mixed Factorials
Block Designs for Symmetrical Factorials
Fractional Factorial Split
Plot Designs
Robust Parameter Design
ISBN:9780387373447
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Keywords: Statistics , Mathematical statistics
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Title:Centauri Dreams Imagining and Planning Interstellar Exploration
Author(s): Paul Gilster
Date:2004
Size:1 online resource (302 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4757-3894-0
Contents:1 Designing a Mission -- 2 The Target: Alpha Centauri and Other Nearby Stars -- 3 The Trouble with Rockets -- 4 The Antimatter Alternative -- 5 Journey by Starlight: The Story of the Solar Sail -- 6 Of Lightsails, Ramjets, and Fusion
Runways -- 7 Breaking through at NASA: Science on the Edge -- 8 Interstellar Communications and Navigation -- 9 A Spacecraft That Can Think for Itself -- 10 The Future of the Interstellar Idea -- Afterword -- Notes
ISBN:9781475738940
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Keywords: Popular works , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Automotive engineering , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Control engineering , Robotics , Mechatronics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Automotive Engineering , Control, Robotics, Mechatronics
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Title:Beyond Fear Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World
Author(s): Bruce Schneier
Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (296 p.)
Note:10.1007/b97547
Contents:Sensible Security -- All Security Involves Trade-offs -- Security Trade-offs Are Subjective -- Security Trade-offs Depend on Power and Agenda -- How Security Works -- Systems and How They Fail -- Knowing the Attackers -- Attackers
Never Change Their Tunes, Just Their Instruments -- Technology Creates Security Imbalances -- Security Is a Weakest-Link Problem -- Brittleness Makes for Bad Security -- Security Revolves Around People -- Detection Works Where
Prevention Fails -- Detection Is Useless Without Response -- Identification, Authentication, and Authorization -- All Countermeasures Have Some Value, But No Countermeasure Is Perfect -- Fighting Terrorism -- The Game of Security --
Negotiating for Security -- Security Demystified
ISBN:9780387217123
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Keywords: Physics , Data encryption (Computer science) , Coding theory , System safety , Popular works , Medicine , Health , Social work , Physics , Security Science and Technology , Social Work , Popular Science in Medicine and Health , Popular Science, general , Data Encryption , Coding and Information Theory
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