Engines of Creation

Author: K. Eric Drexler

Publisher: Anchor Books


Category: Science

Page: 298

View: 532

Focusing on the breakthrough field of molecular engineering--a new technology enabling scientists to build tiny machines atom by atom--the author offers projections on how this technological revolution will affect the future of computer science, space travel, medicine, and manufacturing

Engines of Creation

Author: Louis Shalako

Publisher: Long Cool One Books


Category: Fiction


View: 241

Short stories that pack a punch, including science fiction, fantasy, satire, humour, and a strangely uplifting mild horror. A collection.

Engines of Creation

Author: Jonathan Blossom

Publisher: Wait Groupe Press


Category: Computers

Page: 349

View: 554

Now programmers can learn the secrets of creating a real-time, interactive, virtual reality walkthrough program on Macintosh. This guide takes the reader through the complete development of "Gossamer" and shows how to use the Gossamer engine to journey and move about in 3D worlds.

The End of the World

Author: John Leslie

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Nature

Page: 310

View: 402

Are we in imminent danger of extinction? Yes, according to philosopher John Leslie, in a chilling account of the dangers facing the human race as we approach the second millennium. THE END OF THE WORLD is a sobering assessment of the many disasters that scientists have predicted or speculated as possibilities leading to apocalypse.

Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society

Author: David H. Guston

Publisher: SAGE


Category: Reference

Page: 960

View: 969

Labeled either as the "next industrial revolution" or as just "hype," nanoscience and nanotechnologies are controversial, touted by some as the likely engines of spectacular transformation of human societies and even human bodies, and by others as conceptually flawed. These challenges make an encyclopedia of nanoscience and society an absolute necessity. Providing a guide to what these understandings and challenges are about, the Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society offers accessible descriptions of some of the key technical achievements of nanoscience along with its history and prospects. Rather than a technical primer, this encyclopedia instead focuses on the efforts of governments around the world to fund nanoscience research and to tap its potential for economic development as well as to assess how best to regulate a new technology for the environmental, occupational, and consumer health and safety issues related to the field. Contributions examine and analyze the cultural significance of nanoscience and nanotechnologies and describe some of the organizations, and their products, that promise to make nanotechnologies a critical part of the global economy. Written by noted scholars and practitioners from around the globe, these two volumes offer nearly 500 entries describing the societal aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Key Themes - Art, Design, and Materials - Bionanotechnology Centers - Context - Economics and Business - Engagement and the Public - Environment and Risk - Ethics and Values - Geographies and Distribution - History and Philosophy - Integration and Interdisciplinarity - Nanotechnology Companies - Nanotechnology Organizations

Mondo Nano

Author: Colin Milburn

Publisher: Duke University Press


Category: Computers

Page: 424

View: 563

In Mondo Nano Colin Milburn takes his readers on a playful expedition through the emerging landscape of nanotechnology, offering a light-hearted yet critical account of our high-tech world of fun and games. This expedition ventures into discussions of the first nanocars, the popular video games Second Life, Crysis, and BioShock, international nanosoccer tournaments, and utopian nano cities. Along the way, Milburn shows how the methods, dispositions, and goals of nanotechnology research converge with video game culture. With an emphasis on play, scientists and gamers alike are building a new world atom by atom, transforming scientific speculations and video game fantasies into reality. Milburn suggests that the closing of the gap between bits and atoms entices scientists, geeks, and gamers to dream of a completely programmable future. Welcome to the wild world of Mondo Nano.
Technology & Engineering


Author: S. Shanmugam

Publisher: MJP Publisher


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

View: 348

Nanochemistry Nanophysics Nanoelectronics Molecular Machine Molecular Manufacturing Nanomedicine and Nanobiology Instruments and Methodology Environmental and Social Issues Basic Information Extensive Coverage Step-by-step Explanation Includes Modern Developments Explores Future Aspects Application-oriented Topics Appendices Glossary Chapter-end References Index

Molecular Computing

Author: Nicholas G. Rambidi

Publisher: Springer


Category: Science

Page: 217

View: 122

The question whether molecular primitives can prove to be real alternatives to contemporary semiconductor means or effective supplements extending greatly possibilities of information technologies is addressed. Molecular primitives and circuitry for information processing devices are also discussed. Investigations in molecular based computing devices were initiated in the early 1970s in the hopes for an increase in the integration level and processing speed. Real progress proved unfeasible into the 1980 ́s. However, recently, important and promising results were achieved. The elaboration of operational 160-kilobit molecular electronic memory patterned 1011 bits per square centimeter in the end of 90 ́s were the first timid steps of information processing further development. Subsequent advances beyond these developments are presented and discussed. This work provides useful knowledge to anyone working in molecular based information processing.

Fantastic Voyage

Author: Ray Kurzweil

Publisher: Rodale


Category: Science

Page: 452

View: 312

Presents information about aging and illness, offers a program of diet and lifestyle choices allowing people to live longer and avoid sickness, and examines current and future roles for biotechnology and nanotechnology in health.