Download New Scientist (7 May 2016) PDF

Evaluate: New Scientist is a weekly foreign technology journal and site overlaying contemporary advancements in technology and know-how for a basic English-speaking viewers. New Scientist has maintained an internet site seeing that 1996, publishing day-by-day information. in addition to overlaying present occasions and information from the clinical neighborhood, the journal usually beneficial properties speculative articles, starting from the technical to the philosophical.

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Download Advanced Technology in Neurosurgery by L. I. Malis (auth.), Prof. Franco Pluchino M.D., Prof. PDF

By L. I. Malis (auth.), Prof. Franco Pluchino M.D., Prof. Giovanni Broggi M.D. (eds.)

Technological advancements in neurosurgery are disussed. using surgical lasers, ultrasound aspirators, bipolar coagulator and operative microscopes for surgical procedure of deep-seated neoplasms and vascular malformations is mentioned. Intraoperative tracking, chronotherapy, persistent neurostimulation and stereotactic interstitial irradiation are lined and symptoms for interventional neuroradiology are reviewed.

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Download Teaching with iPad How-to by Shubhangi Harsha, Sumit Kataria PDF

By Shubhangi Harsha, Sumit Kataria

Shubhangi Harsha and Sumit Kataria, "Teaching with iPad How-to"
English | ISBN: 1849694427 | 2012 | eighty four pages | PDF | five + nine MB

Use your iPad creatively for daily educating projects in faculties and universities

Overview
Plan your classes on iPad and percentage notes quickly
Use specific iPad 3D assets for extra enticing learning.
Use your iPad for growing and giving presentations.

In Detail

The iPad is a smart educating instrument. it truly is an grand eReader for getting access to textbooks and journals. it's also nice for multimedia content material like movies, audio, shows, and 3D animations. most significantly Apple's app environment makes it very strong. you will discover apps for nearly any instructing activity in app shop and use them instantly.

You will commence with basic projects like growing displays and visualizations. quickly you can be making interactive books and assets in addition to instructing useful classes reminiscent of tune and art!.

"Teaching with iPad How-to" begins with the main easy job of making plans your classes. As you struggle through the publication you'll the right way to 'carry' your textbooks on Little Books, create your individual assets and at last post your courseware.

Be it organizing your notes, developing charts and displays, or simply recording attendance, this booklet might help you do most of these initiatives very successfully in your iPad. during this booklet, additionally, you will learn how to create and distribute timetables, create your personal textbooks and make your sessions attention-grabbing and whole of data through the use of the iPad’s 3D and subject-specific resources.

You will learn how to make your instructing activity fascinating and fascinating on your scholars through the use of iPad as your instructing and organizing tool.

What you'll examine from this book
Planning your daily classes at the iPad and growing shows and charts
Managing attendance files and pupil profiles at the iPad
Organizing your notes and sharing them via your iPad in addition to wearing your textbooks in your device
Creating and handling your timetable at the iPad
Projecting the content material of your iPad on a wide display and interacting together with your classification alongside
Creating and publishing your individual interactive books and instructing resources
Teaching scholars with designated wishes in a truly potent manner

Approach

Teaching with iPad How-To is a crisp and systematic advisor geared up into a number of step by step recipes that would allow you to make the most of the facility of your iPad to make your day-by-day instructing initiatives effortless and interesting.

Who this publication is written for

This publication is perfect for faculty and collage academics who've entry to an iPad and are prepared to make their occupation all of the extra enjoyable and straightforward for themselves. it really is assumed that the reader has uncomplicated wisdom of the way to exploit the iPad, entry the Appstore and obtain apps.

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Download The Glass Cage: Automation and Us by Nicholas Carr PDF

By Nicholas Carr

Immediately a party of expertise and a caution approximately its misuse, The Glass Cage will swap how you take into consideration the instruments you employ each day.

In The Glass Cage, best-selling writer Nicholas Carr digs in the back of the headlines approximately manufacturing unit robots and self-driving vehicles, wearable pcs and digitized medication, as he explores the hidden expenditures of granting software program dominion over our paintings and our rest. at the same time they create ease to our lives, those courses are stealing whatever crucial from us.

Drawing on mental and neurological reviews that underscore how tightly people’s happiness and delight are tied to appearing exertions within the genuine global, Carr unearths anything we already suspect: moving our realization to computing device displays can depart us disengaged and discontented.

From nineteenth-century cloth generators to the cockpits of contemporary jets, from the frozen searching grounds of Inuit tribes to the sterile landscapes of GPS maps, The Glass Cage explores the impression of automation from a deeply human standpoint, interpreting the non-public in addition to the industrial effects of our growing to be dependence on computers.

With a attribute combination of background and philosophy, poetry and technology, Carr takes us on a trip from the paintings and early thought of Adam Smith and Alfred North Whitehead to the most recent learn into human cognizance, reminiscence, and happiness, culminating in a relocating meditation on how we will be able to use know-how to extend the human experience.

Nicholas Carr is likely one of the such a lot lucid, considerate, and precious thinkers alive. He’s additionally significant corporation. The Glass Cage could be required examining for everybody with a telephone. (Jonathan Safran Foer)

Artificial intelligence has that identify for a reason―it isn’t usual, it isn’t human. As Nicholas Carr argues so gracefully and convincingly during this very important, insightful publication, it's time for individuals to regain the artwork of considering. it's time to invent a global the place machines are subservient to the desires and needs of humanity. (Don Norman, writer of items that Make Us shrewdpermanent and layout of daily issues, director of the collage of California San Diego layout Lab)

Written with restricted objectivity, The Glass Cage is however frightening as any sci-fi mystery may be. It forces readers to mirror on what they already suspect, yet don't are looking to admit, approximately how expertise is shaping our lives. love it or now not, we're now chargeable for the way forward for this negligible planet circling Sol; books like this one are wanted until eventually we improve a suitable working guide. (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, writer of movement: The Psychology of optimum event, professor of psychology and administration, Claremont Graduate University)

Engaging, informative …Carr deftly contains not easy examine and old advancements with philosophy and prose to depict how know-how is altering the way in which we are living our lives. (Publishers Weekly)

Nick Carr is our so much expert, clever critic of know-how. on account that we'll automate every thing, Carr persuades us that we must always do it wisely―with aware automation. Carr's human-centric technological destiny is one you could truly are looking to dwell in. (Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick for stressed out journal and writer of What expertise Wants)

Most people, myself incorporated, are too busy tweeting to note our march into technological dehumanization. Nicholas Carr applies the brakes for us (and our self-driving cars). (Gary Shteyngart, writer of Little Failure)

Carr brilliantly and scrupulously explores the entire mental and monetary angles of our more and more tricky reliance on equipment and microchips to regulate nearly each point of our lives. A must-read for software program engineers and expertise specialists in all corners of in addition to everybody who unearths himself or herself more and more depending on and hooked on contraptions. (Booklist, Starred Review)

Fresh and strong. (Mark Bauerlein - Weekly Standard)

Nick Carr is the infrequent philosopher who is familiar with that technological growth is either crucial and caring. The Glass Cage is a choice for know-how that enhances our human features, instead of exchanging them. (Clay Shirky, writer of right here Comes each person and Cognitive Surplus)

A sobering new research of the risks of clever expertise. (Hiawatha Bray - Boston Globe)

The Glass Cage is a worthwhile antidote to the relentlessly hopeful futurism of Google, TED Talks and Walt Disney… a similar method no well known dialog on cloning could be had with out bringing to brain Michael Crichton's techno-jeremiad Jurassic Park, Carr's e-book is situated to stake out comparable flooring: to indicate ethical restraint on destiny improvement with a well-timed and well-placed ‘what-if?' (James Janega - Chicago Tribune)

A stimulating, soaking up learn. (Michelle Scheraga - linked Press)

An elegantly written heritage of what function robotics have performed in our earlier, and the prospective position that they might play in our future… The Glass Cage urges us to take a second, to take inventory, and to achieve the fee that we’re paying―if now not correct this moment, then definitely sooner or later within the future―in order to reside a lifestyles that’s made more uncomplicated through know-how. (Elisabeth Donnelly - Flavorwire)

Helps us have fun with why so-called profits of ‘superior results’ can include a steep fee of hard-to-see tradeoffs which are no much less effective for being sophisticated and nuanced. (Evan Seliger - Forbes Magazine)

[A] deeply knowledgeable mirrored image on machine automation. (G. Pascal Zachary - San Francisco Chronicle)

Smart, insightful… paint[s] a portrait of a global easily handing itself over to clever units. (Jacob Axelrad - Christian technological know-how Monitor)

Forces the reader to consider the place we're going, how briskly, and what all of it capability. (Phil Simon - Huffington Post)

Brings a much-needed humanistic viewpoint to the broader problems with automation. (Richard Waters - monetary Times)

One of Carr’s nice strengths as a critic is the measured calm of his method of his material―a infrequent factor in debates over technology… Carr excels at exploring those grey components and illuminating for readers the intangible issues we're wasting via automating our lives. (Christine Rosen, Democracy)

There were few cautionary voices like Nicholas Carr’s urging us to take inventory, specifically, of the consequences of automation on our very humanness―what makes us who we're as individuals―and on our humanity―what makes us who we're in mixture. (Sue Halpern - long island evaluation of Books)

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Download Speech Technology at Work by Jack Hollingum, Graham Cassford PDF

By Jack Hollingum, Graham Cassford

Speech know-how - using speech as a way of sending details to, and receiving info from computers­ has been in use as a examine device for a few years. just recently has it started to maneuver out of the laboratory and into commercially worthy purposes, first with compressed and synthesised spoken messages, then with computing device acceptance of spoken messages, and this present day with various functions regarding either reputation and replica of human speech. we've got written this e-book simply because we think the expertise has now complicated to the purpose the place many extra purposes of voice reputation and reaction are either possible and economically beautiful. pcs that could comprehend daily speech are nonetheless a far off prospect, yet supplied the restrictions of modern-day apparatus are in actual fact understood there's a lot that may be completed with it. Our objective is to teach, in non-technical language, what's now attainable with the aid of speech know-how. The textual content comprises many examples of present purposes in undefined, trade and different fields, and now we have chosen 5 present commercial functions combining speech attractiveness and reaction for extra particular realization. business instances were selected either simply because we see as a major progress zone for speech purposes within the following couple of years, and since it provides the various maximum problems in speech reputation - when you could make it paintings in undefined, then you definitely could make it paintings nearly anywhere.

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Download Control Applications in Post-Harvest and Processing by J. De Baerdemaeker, J. Vandewalle PDF

By J. De Baerdemaeker, J. Vandewalle

The 1st IFAC/CIGR/EURAENG/ISHS Workshop on keep an eye on functions in Post-Harvesting and Processing know-how (CAPPT '95) offers the chance to debate and review the state-of-the-art and alertness of keep watch over equipment in garage and tactics of agricultural and horticultural items. This book generated from the papers on the workshop, presents an in depth overview of current and destiny advancements of key applied sciences in the agricultural and horticultural fields

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Download Gekrümmte dünnwandige Träger: Theorie und Berechnung by Ryszard Dabrowski PDF

By Ryszard Dabrowski

Der Leitgedanke bei Abfassung des vorliegenden Buches warfare es, die theoretischen Beziehungen der Wolbkrafttorsion von gekrummten dunnwandigen Tragern mit nichtverformbarem Profil auf handliche Glei chungen und Endformeln zuruckzufuhren und die Resultate in shape von gebrauchsfertigen Formeltafeln bzw. Zahlentabellen dem in der Praxis stehenden Ingenieur nahezubringen. Das Buch enthalt eine umfangreiche Tabellensammlung mit Ein fluss und Zustandslinien der Schnittkrafte in gekrummtt;ln Einfeld-, Zweifeld- und Dreifeldtragern konstanten Profils, nach Stemgkeits parametern und Krummungswinkeln geordnet. Die Tabellen sollen zur Vorberechnung von gekrummten Stahl- und Stahlverbundbrucken sowie Stahlbetonbrucken nutzlich sein. Auch beim Programmieren der Berechnung fur einen Rechenautomaten durften die Formeltafeln und Zahlentabellen wertvolle Angaben liefern. Im Hinblick auf den Um fang der angegebenen Resultate erschien es zweckmassig, nicht nur die Grundgleichungen der vVolbkrafttorsion abzuleiten, sondern auch die Herleitung der Ausdrucke fur Schnittkrafte und Verformungskompo nenten mit aufzunehmen. Hierzu wurde die Methode der Anfangspara meter benutzt. Das Buch kann - in beschranktem Umfang - als ein Lehrbuch zur Einfuhrung in die Theorie der Wolbkrafttorsion von elastischen dunn wandigen Tragern mit nichtverformbarem Profil benutzt werden (Die auf kreis/arrnig gekriimmte Trager verallgemeinerte Theorie umfasst, als Sonderfall, dunnwandige Trager mit gerader Langsachse). Die ersten drei Abschnitte konnen dem vorgenannten Zweck dienen. Die Grund begriffe und Voraussetzungen der Theorie der Wolbkrafttorsion wurden aus den Werken von A. A. UMANSKIJ und W. Z. 'VLASSOW ubernommen (siehe Literatur auf Seite 17

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Download The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural by Ruth DeFries PDF

By Ruth DeFries

Our species lengthy lived at the fringe of hunger. Now we produce adequate nutrients for all 7 billion people to consume approximately 3,000 energy on a daily basis. this is often such an spectacular factor within the background of existence as to verge at the magnificent. The enormous Ratchet is the tale of the way it occurred, of the ratchets—the applied sciences and concepts, substantial and small—that propelled our species from hunters and gatherers at the savannahs of Africa to consumers within the aisles of the supermarket.

The immense Ratchet itself got here within the 20th century, whilst more than a few technologies—from fossil fuels to medical plant breeding to nitrogen fertilizers—combined to almost quadruple our inhabitants in a century, and to develop our meals provide even quicker. to a couple, those applied sciences are an indication of our greatness; to others, of our hubris. MacArthur fellow and Columbia collage professor Ruth DeFries argues that the talk is the incorrect one to have. Limits do exist, yet each restrict that has faced us, now we have passed. That cycle of main issue and progress is the tale of our heritage; certainly, it's the essence of The giant Ratchet. realizing it's going to demonstrate not only how we reached this element in our historical past, yet how we would continue to exist it.

Listen to DeFries talk about The sizeable Rachet at the KPFA (Berkeley, CA) convey Against the Grain

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