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1 Wu, Ji Calling Taikong: A Strategy Report and Study of China's Future Space Science Missions I09992 2017 eBook  
2 Dawson, Linda The Politics and Perils of Space Exploration I09786 2017 eBook  
3 Murmann, Boris NANO-CHIPS 2030 I09717 2020 eBook  
4 Sylos Labini, Francesco Science and the Economic Crisis I09439 2016 eBook  
5 Perez Velazquez, Jose Luis The Rise of the Scientist-Bureaucrat I09161 2019 eBook  
6 Bignami, Giovanni F A Scenario for Interstellar Exploration and Its Financing I08512 2013 eBook  
7 Hoefflinger, Bernd Chips 2020 I07292 2012 eBook  
8 Tarikhi, Parviz The Iranian Space Endeavor I06437 2015 eBook  
9 Young, Anthony The Twenty-First Century Commercial Space Imperative I05917 2015 eBook  
10 Anderson Jr., Edward G The Innovation Butterfly I05737 2012 eBook  
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TitleCalling Taikong: A Strategy Report and Study of China's Future Space Science Missions
Author(s)Wu, Ji
PublicationSingapore, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Singapore, 2017.
DescriptionIX, 52 p. 19 illus., 6 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book describes the status quo of space science in China, details the scientific questions to be addressed by the Chinese space science community in 2016-2030, and proposes key strategic goals, space science programs and missions, the roadmap and implementation approaches. Further, it explores the supporting technologies needed and provides an outlook of space science beyond the year 2030. ???Taikong??? means ???outer space??? in Chinese, and space science is one of the most important areas China plans to develop in the near future. This book is authored by Ji Wu, a leader of China's space science program, together with National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences, a leading institute responsible for planning and managing most of China???s space science missions. It also embodies the viewpoints shared by many space scientists and experts on future space science development. Through this book, general readers and researchers alike will gain essential insights into the current developments and future prospects of space science in China. Government decision-makers will also find the book a useful reference for strategies and planning in the field of space science
ISBN,Price9789811067372
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. ECONOMIC POLICY 7. R & D/Technology Policy 8. Solar and Heliospheric Physics 9. SOLAR SYSTEM 10. SPACE SCIENCES 11. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleThe Politics and Perils of Space Exploration : Who Will Compete, Who Will Dominate?
Author(s)Dawson, Linda
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXX, 199 p. 49 illus., 40 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteWritten by a former Aerodynamics Officer on the space shuttle program, this book provides a complete overview of the ???new??? U. S. space program, which has changed considerably over the past 50 years.The future of space exploration has become increasingly dependent on other countries and private enterprise. Can private enterprise fill NASA's shoes and provide the same expertise, safety measures and lessons learned? In order to tell this story, it is important to understand the politics of space as well as the dangers, why it is so difficult to explore and utilize the resources of space. Some past and recent triumphs and failures will be discussed, pointing the way to a successful space policy that includes taking risks but also learning how to mitigate them.
ISBN,Price9783319388137
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. ECONOMIC POLICY 7. Popular Science in Technology 8. R & D/Technology Policy 9. SPACE SCIENCES 10. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 11. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleNANO-CHIPS 2030 : On-Chip AI for an Efficient Data-Driven World
Author(s)Murmann, Boris;Hoefflinger, Bernd
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXXIII, 592 p. 374 illus., 296 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteIn this book, a global team of experts from academia, research institutes and industry presents their vision on how new nano-chip architectures will enable the performance and energy efficiency needed for AI-driven advancements in autonomous mobility, healthcare, and man-machine cooperation. Recent reviews of the status quo, as presented in CHIPS 2020 (Springer), have prompted the need for an urgent reassessment of opportunities in nanoelectronic information technology. As such, this book explores the foundations of a new era in nanoelectronics that will drive progress in intelligent chip systems for energy-efficient information technology, on-chip deep learning for data analytics, and quantum computing. Given its scope, this book provides a timely compendium that hopes to inspire and shape the future of nanoelectronics in the decades to come.
ISBN,Price9783030183387
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. ECONOMIC POLICY 4. ELECTRONICS 5. Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation 6. MICROELECTRONICS 7. Nanoscale science 8. Nanoscale Science and Technology 9. NANOSCIENCE 10. Nanostructures 11. NANOTECHNOLOGY 12. R & D/Technology Policy 13. SEMICONDUCTORS
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TitleScience and the Economic Crisis : Impact on Science, Lessons from Science
Author(s)Sylos Labini, Francesco
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXV, 171 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book not only explores the ways in which the economic crisis and associated austerity policies have adversely impacted the physical and human infrastructure and conduct of scientific research, but also considers how science can help us to understand the crisis and provide original solutions. Starting with a detailed but accessible analysis of the scientific method and the nature of scientific prediction, the book proceeds to address the failure to forecast the economic crisis and the origins of the continuing inertia in economic policy and theory. Attention is drawn in particular to the shortcomings of neoclassical economics in terms of its description of the economic system as being mechanical in nature and characterized by equilibrium. This perspective mirrors the limitations and outdated ideas of nineteenth century physics, which the book contrasts with the insights offered by modern physics. The impact of neoliberal ideologies on scientific research is also discussed in detail, highlighting their stifling effect on innovation and diversification. In closing, the book emphasizes the need for state intervention to guide and support scientific research as the core engine of economic development that will deliver a sustainable future
ISBN,Price9783319295282
Keyword(s)1. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. ECONOMIC POLICY 5. ECONOMICS 6. ECONOPHYSICS 7. Popular Science in Economics 8. R & D/Technology Policy 9. Science???Social aspects 10. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 11. Sociophysics
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TitleThe Rise of the Scientist-Bureaucrat : Survival Guide for Researchers in the 21st Century
Author(s)Perez Velazquez, Jose Luis
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXII, 104 p : online resource
Abstract Note"Perez Velazquez has written a little gem that I advise reading to anyone persuing a scientific career, as well as for the general public interested in the sociological aspects of science. It alerts the reader about the rise of a new type of scientist, buried in bureaucracy and financial issues. In contrast to past generations, this "new scientist" is sadly left with minimal time to dedicate to creative work. It studies the consequences of this state of affairs, the problems associated with peer reviewing, the dilemma of funding innovative research, the nature of corporate academic culture and the trivialization of scientific achievement by grant agencies and universities. It also provides possible solutions for these problems. All this is magnificently exemplified and documented, including personal experiences from the author and a touch of humor illustrated in the accompanying cartoons. Despite the humor, it is a serious piece of work that would also be useful for the conscientious academic worried about the difficulties of the current research scene. " Marina Frantseva, MD, PhD Jose Luis Perez Velazquez is a Spanish biochemist/biophysicist. He has a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Molecular Physiology & Biophysics. His research activities are mainly in the fields of the brain-behaviour relation at a high level of description, seeking principles of biological organisation. He worked as a senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and was Professor at the University of Toronto, where he taught a graduate course on consciousness and self-awareness, which derived in part from his book The Brain-Behaviour Continuum (World Scientific). He also edited the book Coordinated Activity in the Brain (Springer), and edited special issues for The Journal of Biological Physics, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience and Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. Currently he is a Research Scholar at the Ronin Institute, where he continues to investigate a possible global principle, a scheme that combines theoretical studies and experimental observations, aimed at conceptualizing how consciousness arises from the organization of matter
ISBN,Price9783030123260
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. ECONOMIC POLICY 4. Engineering???Vocational guidance 5. Job Careers in Science and Engineering 6. R & D/Technology Policy 7. Science???Social aspects 8. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education
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TitleA Scenario for Interstellar Exploration and Its Financing
Author(s)Bignami, Giovanni F;Sommariva, Andrea
PublicationMilano, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Milan, 2013.
DescriptionVIII, 101 p. 32 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book develops a credible scenario for interstellar exploration and colonization. In so doing, it examines: ??? the present situation and prospects for interstellar exploration technologies; ??? where to go: the search for habitable planets; ??? the motivations for space travel and colonization; ??? the financial mechanisms required to fund such enterprises. The final section of the book analyzes the uncertainties surrounding the presented scenario. The purpose of building a scenario is not only to pinpoint future events but also to highlight the uncertainties that may propel the future in different directions. Interstellar travel and colonization requires a civilization in which human beings see themselves as inhabitants of a single planet and in which global governance of these processes is conducted on a cooperative basis. The key question is, then, whether our present civilization is ready for such an endeavor, reflecting the fact that the critical uncertainties are political and cultural in nature. It is written in such a way as to allow the non-professional reader to become part of the debate on the future of space programs
ISBN,Price9788847053373
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. ECONOMIC POLICY 7. INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT 8. Innovation/Technology Management 9. MANAGEMENT 10. R & D/Technology Policy 11. SPACE SCIENCES 12. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleChips 2020 : A Guide to the Future of Nanoelectronics
Author(s)Hoefflinger, Bernd
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012.
DescriptionXXVIII, 477 p. 314 illus., 98 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe chips in present-day cell phones already contain billions of sub-100-nanometer transistors. By 2020, however, we will see systems-on-chips with trillions of 10-nanometer transistors. But this will be the end of the miniaturization, because yet smaller transistors, containing just a few control atoms, are subject to statistical??fluctuations and thus no longer useful. We also need to worry about a potential energy crisis, because in less than five years from now, with current chip technology, the internet alone would consume the total global electrical power! This book presents a new, sustainable roadmap towards ultra-low-energy (femto-Joule), high-performance electronics. The focus is on the energy-efficiency of the various chip functions: sensing, processing, and communication, in a top-down spirit involving new architectures such as silicon brains, ultra-low-voltage circuits, energy harvesting, and 3D silicon technologies. Recognized world leaders from industry and from the research community share their views of this nanoelectronics future. They discuss, among other things, ubiquitous communication based on mobile companions, health and care supported by autonomous implants and by personal carebots, safe and efficient mobility assisted by co-pilots equipped with intelligent micro-electromechanical systems, and internet-based education for a billion??people from kindergarden to retirement. This book should help and interest all those who will have to make decisions associated with future electronics: students, graduates, educators, and researchers, as well as managers, investors, and policy makers. Introduction: Towards Sustainable 2020 Nanoelectronics.- From Microelectronics to Nanoelectronics.- The Future of Eight Chip Technologies.- Analog???Digital Interfaces.- Interconnects and Transceivers.- Requirements and Markets for Nanoelectronics.- ITRS: The International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors.- Nanolithography.- Power-Efficient Design Challenges.- Superprocessors and Supercomputers.- Towards Terabit Memories.- 3D Integration for Wireless Multimedia.- The Next-Generation Mobile User-Experience.- MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for Automotive and Consumer.- Vision Sensors and Cameras.- Digital Neural Networks for New Media.- Retinal Implants for Blind Patients.- Silicon Brains.- Energy Harvesting and Chip Autonomy.- The Energy Crisis.- The Extreme-Technology Industry.- Education and Research for the Age of Nanoelectronics.- 2020 World with Chips
ISBN,Price9783642230967
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. ECONOMIC POLICY 4. ELECTRONICS 5. Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation 6. MICROELECTRONICS 7. Nanoscale science 8. Nanoscale Science and Technology 9. NANOSCIENCE 10. Nanostructures 11. NANOTECHNOLOGY 12. R & D/Technology Policy 13. SEMICONDUCTORS
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TitleThe Iranian Space Endeavor : Ambitions and Reality
Author(s)Tarikhi, Parviz
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2015.
DescriptionXII, 314 p. 120 illus., 102 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteFor those who see the trend of progress and movement of the Iranian space endeavor from the outside, it can be difficult to understand what goes on behind the scenes. However, for one who observes these events firsthand, they take on a very different meaning. In this book, the author brings new and different profiles of Iran???s space endeavor to light. Iran claims to be the ninth leading country in the world capable of manufacturing satellites and launching them, plans to land an astronaut on the Moon within a decade, and says its own president plans to be the first Iranian astronaut to travel into space. The author??explains in this book??that not all of these claims are quite as they seem.?? In addition to technical explanations, the book also includes historical, legal, social and cultural aspects of Iran???s space program as well. It is the author???s goal to create a tangible feeling of Iran???s space endeavor for the readers
ISBN,Price9783319053479
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. ECONOMIC POLICY 7. Popular Science, general 8. Popular works 9. R & D/Technology Policy
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TitleThe Twenty-First Century Commercial Space Imperative
Author(s)Young, Anthony
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2015.
DescriptionIX, 92 p. 31 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteYoung addresses the??impressive expansion across existing and developing commercial space business markets, with??multiple private companies??competing in the??payload launch services sector.??The author pinpoints the new markets, technologies, and players in the industry, as??well as highlighting the overall??reasons why it is important for us to develop space. NASA now relies on commercial partners to supply cargo and crew spacecraft and services to and from the International Space Station. The sizes of satellites are diminishing and their capabilities expanding, while costs to orbit are decreasing. Suborbital space tourism holds the potential of new industries and jobs. Commercial space exploration of the Moon and the planets also holds promise. All this activity is a catalyst for anyone interested in??joining the developing space industry, from students and researchers??to engineers and??entrepreneurs. As more and more satellites and rockets are launched and the business of space is expanding at a significant pace, it is??increasingly??important for scientists and engineers of many disciplines to understand how the business evolved and where it is continuing to develop. The growing field is fully explored in this concise overview to the players in this changing landscape
ISBN,Price9783319189291
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. Development economics 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOMIC POLICY 8. R & D/Technology Policy 9. SPACE SCIENCES 10. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleThe Innovation Butterfly : Managing Emergent Opportunities and Risks During Distributed Innovation
Author(s)Anderson Jr., Edward G;Joglekar, Nitin R
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2012.
DescriptionXII, 176 p : online resource
Abstract NoteProduct and service innovations are the result of mutually interacting creative and coordination tasks within a system that has to balance technical decisions, marketplace taste, personnel management, and stakeholder commitment. The constituent elements of such systems are often scattered across multiple firms and across the globe and constitute a complex system consisting of many interacting parts. In the spirit of the "butterfly effect", metaphorically describing the sensitivity to initials conditions of chaotic systems, this book builds an argument that "innovation butterflies" can, in the short term, take up significant amounts of effort and sap efficiencies within individual innovation projects. Such "innovation butterflies" can be prompted by external forces such as government legislation or unexpected spikes in the price of basic goods (such as oil), unexpected shifts in market tastes, or from a company manager???s decisions or those of its competitors. Even the smallest change, the smallest disruption, to this system can steer a firm down an unpredictable and irreversibly different path in terms of technology and market evolution. In the long term, they can shift the balance of the entire innovation portfolio into unplanned directions. More importantly, we describe how innovation leaders can influence the emergent behavior of the system for good or ill. The first half of the book draws parallels from physics, economics, and sociology as well as evidence from multiple industries to describe the structural and behavioral causes of emergent phenomena in innovation settings as well as their often negative impacts. In the second half of the book, we turn to distributed management of innovation under emergence. We show that innovation butterflies, if improperly managed, most often lead to negative outcomes. On the other hand, it is also argued that while the complexity of the innovation system and the desire to experiment and try new and emergent alternatives precludes precise planning, innovation leaders can actually tame innovation butterflies through the design and implementation of appropriate processes, strategies, tools and leadership choices
ISBN,Price9781461431312
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. COMPLEXITY 3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 4. DECISION MAKING 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOMIC POLICY 8. OPERATIONS RESEARCH 9. Operations Research/Decision Theory 10. PHYSICS 11. R & D/Technology Policy
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