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Technology, Science and Culture - A Global Vision

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ISBN: 9781789852738 9781789852745 Year: Pages: 142 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.83423 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Technology (General)
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The aim of the Workshop: Technology, Science, and Culture - A Global Vision is to create a discussion forum on research related to the fields of Water Science, Food Science, Intelligent Systems, Molecular Biomedicine, and Creation and Theories of Culture. The workshop is intended to discuss research on current problems, relevant methodologies, and future research streams and to create an environment for the exchange of ideas and collaboration among participants.

Also Innovators

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ISBN: 9781760462987 Year: Pages: 292 DOI: 10.22459/AI.2019 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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‘Thank you for your order, Mr Mainframe Customer. The cost is £5 million and the lead-time for manufacture will be two years. In the meantime you will have to build a special computer centre to our specification. For our part, our project team will help you recruit and train potential programmers and we shall advise on how you might use the system.’ How different from today when the customer will want to see a specific application running before he puts a hand in his/her pocket. Chris Yardley lived the changes as a computer salesman and tells his story of a career living and working in five countries. Warts and all. The ecstasies, the heartbreaks and idiocies of major corporations. His career was not a planned one. In a growing industry, opportunities presented themselves and Chris believes he grasped every one presented. Having written his story, he has had every chapter verified by at least one person who features in that narrative. His respondents have universally endorsed the facts with comments such as ‘Wow, I’d forgotten most of that’. ‘You have a fantastic memory.’ ‘I never knew before the full facts of what happened.’ ‘How have you remembered all the circumstances?’ ‘It really is a people business.’ His career was not a planned one. In a growing industry, opportunities presented themselves and Chris believes he grasped every one presented. Having written his story, he has had every chapter verified by at least one person who features in that narrative. His respondents have universally endorsed the facts with comments such as ‘Wow, I’d forgotten most of that’. ‘You have a fantastic memory.’ ‘I never knew before the full facts of what happened.’ ‘How have you remembered all the circumstances?’ ‘It really is a people business.’&#xD;

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Constructing a Global Technology Assessment : Insights from Australia, China, Europe, Germany, India and Russia

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ISBN: 9783731508311 Year: Pages: III, 235 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000085280 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Technology (General)
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Worldwide simultaneous effects of technologies, international challenges such as climate change as well as shifting relationships between science and society call for approaches that can address these issues on a global level. This book examines the potential of Technology Assessment (TA), as an until now mainly national and Western concept, to take on this global level and provide answers to these pressing questions.

Applications of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

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ISBN: 9781789849356 9781789849363 Year: Pages: 100 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75475 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Manufactures
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The book entitled Application of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly aims to present applicable research in the field of design, manufacturing, and assembly realized by researchers affiliated to well-known institutes. The book has a profound interdisciplinary character and is addressed to researchers, engineers, PhD students, graduate and undergraduate students, teachers, and other readers interested in assembly applications. I am confident that readers will find interesting information and challenging topics of high academic and scientific level within this book. The book presents case studies focused on new design for special parts using the principles of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA), strategies that minimize the defects in design and manufacturing applications, special devices produced to replace human activity, multiple criteria analysis to evaluate engineering solutions, and the advantages of using the additive manufacturing technology to design the next generation of complex parts, in different engineering fields.

Nanomedicines

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Book Series: Biomedical Engineering ISSN: 26315343 ISBN: 9781789852837 9781789852844 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: 114 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75342 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Medicine (General)
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Nanomedicine is the application of nanotechnology in medicines at an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular level. Nanomedicine covers a wide range of topics from the development of nanomaterials for use in medicines to the synthesis of nanomedicines with their multiple applications. The major focus of the book is on developments in nanomedicines and their effectiveness compared to conventional drugs. Some drugs are administered twice daily for days and weeks. However, the frequency of administration and dosage of drugs can be reduced to increase patient compliance when prepared at the nanoscale level with polymers, etc. This book contains five chapters from leading scientists working in the area of nanomedicines. Particular topics that are highlighted are exosomes, nanoantimicrobial solutions, transethosomes, nanoethosomes, nanoparticles, multifunctional drugs, and natural dietary products.

Engineered Fabrics

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ISBN: 9781789850079 9781789850086 Year: Pages: 118 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74276 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Manufactures
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Engineered fabrics have gained special attention from all quarters due to their adaptability for unconventional applications. Engineered fabrics are used in a range of technical products such as seatbelt fabrics, automotive textiles, geotextiles, and other industrial textiles. This book provides a comprehensive review and case studies of engineered fabrics used in civil engineering as geotextiles. Engineered fabrics cover a huge area from textiles used for deep-sea applications to reinforcing materials for lightweight composite materials used to construct various aircraft panels. This book gives an insight into soil conservation using engineered fabrics along with woven denim fabrics with dual core-spun yarns. The editor has included one introductory chapter on engineered fabrics that covers all aspects of fabric engineering required to cater for the needs of technical and industrial textiles.

Dam Engineering

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ISBN: 9781789854794 9781789854800 Year: Pages: 106 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74153 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: General and Civil Engineering
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Dams and their auxiliary structures are built to provide water for human consumption, irrigating lands, generating hydroelectric power, and use in industrial processes. They are critical structures for continuing life and providing public safety. Construction of a dam is a complicated task that requires sophisticated modern technology and technical expertise. Scientists need to review and adjust their perspectives on designing embankments and their related structures, and compaction and consolidation of fill material, behavior of concrete materials, geotechnical and seismological studies of the dam site, total risk analysis, safety monitoring and instrumentation, heightening, hydrological studies, soil conservation, and watershed management. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the latest information in dam engineering.

Medical Internet of Things (m-IoT) - Enabling Technologies and Emerging Applications

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ISBN: 9781789850918 9781789850925 Year: Pages: 134 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71858 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Medicine (General)
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The recent developments in biomedical sensors, wireless communication systems, and information networks are transforming the conventional healthcare systems. The transformed healthcare systems are enabling distributed healthcare services to patients who may not be co-located with the healthcare providers, providing early diagnoses, and reducing the cost in the healthcare section. The developments in medical internet of things (m-IoT) would enable a range of applications, including remote health monitoring through medical-grade wearables to provide homecare for elderlies; virtual doctor-patient interaction to have any time and place access to medical professionals; wireless endoscopic examination; and remotely operated robotic surgery to extend the access to highly skilled surgeons. Wireless body area networks (WBAN) are key enablers of these transformations. These networks connect sensors and actuators to external processing units, which could be placed on the surface of the patient's body or implanted inside the body to connect specific sensors and/or actuators inside, on, and around the body to the data collection points. The success of these networks highly relies on the advent of low-power, low-delay, reliable, and low-cost wireless connectivity solutions. This book covers recent developments in wireless healthcare systems to provide an insight to the technological solutions (e.g. for body area channel propagation models, communication techniques, and energy harvesting/transfer) for wireless body area networks, and emerging applications of medical internet of things and wireless healthcare systems.

Sustainable Construction and Building Materials

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ISBN: 9781789857498 9781789857504 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78713 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: General and Civil Engineering
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This book sheds light on recent advances in sustainable construction and building materials with special emphasis on the characterization of natural and composite hydraulic mortars, advanced concrete technology, green building materials, and application of nanotechnology to the improvement of the design of building materials. The book covers in detail the characterization of natural hydraulic lime mortars, a decade of research on self-healing concrete, biocomposite cement binding process and performance, development of sustainable building materials from agro-industrial wastes, applications of sugarcane biomass ash for developing sustainable construction materials, oil-contaminated sand: sources, properties, remediation, and engineering applications, oil shale ash addition effect in concrete to freezing/thawing, connection node design and performance optimization of girders, functionally graded concrete structures, cumulative tensile damage and consolidation effects on fracture properties of sandstone, key performance criteria influencing the selection of construction methods used for the fabrication of building components in the Middle East, fly ash as a resource material for the construction industry, degradation monitoring systems for a building information modeling maintenance approach, durability of composite-modified asphalt mixtures based on inherent and improved performance, and bitumen and its modifiers.

Antarctica - A Key To Global Change

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ISBN: 9781789858150 9781789858167 Year: Pages: 136 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75265 Language: English
Publisher: InTechOpen
Subject: Environmental Engineering
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The most exciting initiative in the polar region was the International Polar Year (IPY) in 2007-2008, conducted as the 50th anniversary of the International Geophysical Year (1957-1958). The initiative greatly enhanced the exchange of ideas across nations and scientific disciplines to unveil the status and changes of planet Earth. This sort of interdisciplinary exchange helps us to understand and address grand challenges, such as rapid environmental change and its impact on society. In this regard, this book aims to compile the achievements of projects related to the IPY and post-IPY era, focusing especially on surface environmental variations associated with climate change, such as global warming.

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