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1 Aguirre, Anthony How Should Humanity Steer the Future? I10300 2016 eBook  
2 Minier, Vincent Inventing a Space Mission I09663 2017 eBook  
3 Nahin, Paul J Holy Sci-Fi! I07995 2014 eBook  
4 Buchwald, Jed Z Wrong for the Right Reasons I06902 2005 eBook  
5 Magarshak, Yuri Silicon Versus Carbon I06084 2009 eBook  
6 Dator, James A Social Foundations of Human Space Exploration I05700 2012 eBook  
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TitleHow Should Humanity Steer the Future?
Author(s)Aguirre, Anthony;Foster, Brendan;Merali, Zeeya
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionVIII, 175 p. 14 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThe fourteen award-winning essays in this volume discuss a range of novel ideas and controversial??topics that could decisively influence the course of human life on Earth.??Their??authors address, in accessible language,??issues as diverse as:??enabling our social systems to learn; research in biological??engineering and artificial intelligence; mending and??enhancing minds; improving the way we do, and teach, science; living in the??here and now; and the value of play. ?? The essays are enhanced versions of the prize-winning entries submitted to the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) essay competition in 2014. FQXi, catalyzes, supports, and disseminates research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality, but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources
ISBN,Price9783319207179
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. EDUCATION 4. PHILOSOPHY 5. Philosophy of Technology 6. Popular Science in Education 7. Science???Social aspects 8. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education
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TitleInventing a Space Mission : The Story of the Herschel Space Observatory
Author(s)Minier, Vincent;Bonnet, Roger-Maurice;Bontems, Vincent;de Graauw, Thijs;Griffin, Matt;Helmich, Frank;Pilbratt, G??ran;Volonte, Sergio
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXII, 280 p. 91 illus., 69 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book describes prominent technological achievements within a very successful space science mission: the Herschel space observatory. Focusing on the various processes of innovation it offers an analysis and discussion of the social, technological and scientific context of the mission that paved the way to its development. It addresses the key question raised by these processes in our modern society, i.e.: how knowledge management of innovation set the conditions for inventing the future? In that respect the book is based on a transdisciplinary analysis of the programmatic complexity of Herschel, with inputs from space scientists, managers, philosophers, and engineers. This book is addressed to decision makers, not only in space science, but also in other industries and sciences using or building large machines. It is also addressed to space engineers and scientists as well as students in science and management
ISBN,Price9783319600246
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 5. Astronomy???Observations 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT 9. Innovation/Technology Management 10. Knowledge management 11. MANAGEMENT 12. Observations, Astronomical 13. PHILOSOPHY 14. Philosophy of Technology 15. SPACE SCIENCES 16. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleHoly Sci-Fi! : Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect
Author(s)Nahin, Paul J
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2014.
DescriptionXVIII, 224 p. 8 illus., 3 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteCan 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 scope spanning the history of religion, philosophy, and literature, 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 and stories, Holy Sci-Fi! shows how sci-fi has informed humanity's attitudes towards our faiths, our future, and ourselves
ISBN,Price9781493906185
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 4. PHILOSOPHY 5. Philosophy and science 6. Philosophy of Religion 7. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 8. Philosophy of Technology 9. PHYSICS 10. Popular Science, general 11. Popular works 12. Religion???Philosophy
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TitleWrong for the Right Reasons
Author(s)Buchwald, Jed Z;Franklin, A
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2005.
DescriptionVIII, 230 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe rapidity with which knowledge changes makes much of past science obsolete, and often just wrong, from the present's point of view. We no longer think, for example, that heat is a material substance transferred from hot to cold bodies. But is wrong science always or even usually bad science? The essays in this volume argue by example that much of the past's rejected science, wrong in retrospect though it may be - and sometimes markedly so - was nevertheless sound and exemplary of enduring standards that transcend the particularities of culture and locale
ISBN,Price9781402030482
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 6. Observations, Astronomical 7. PHILOSOPHY 8. Philosophy of Technology 9. PHYSICS 10. Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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TitleSilicon Versus Carbon : Fundamental Nanoprocesses, Nanobiotechnology and Risks Assessment
Author(s)Magarshak, Yuri;Kozyrev, Sergey;Vaseashta, Ashok K
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2009.
DescriptionXIV, 416 p : online resource
Abstract NoteEven though there is no generally accepted definition of nanotechnologies to be defined as distinct discipline there is an emerging consensus that their advent and development is a growing in importance factor of the contemporary and future technological civilization. One of these most fundamental issues we are confronted with is the compatibility with life itself. From single cell organisms to humans, carbon is a key building block of all molecular structures of life. In contrast the man created electronic industry to build on other elements, of which silicon is the most common. Both carbon and silicon create molecular chains, although different in their internal structure. All life is built from carbon-based chains. As long as the man built technological products do not directly interfere with the physiology of life the associated risks from them are relatively easy to identify. They are primarily in the environmental pollution and the possibility of upsetting the natural balance of biocoenosis, on a planetary scale. The basic life functions are still not directly subverted. We can use TV, computers, drive cars and use other technological utilities without fear of direct interference with our cellular functions. This is in particular because all these technological utilities are many orders of magnitude larger than typical scales of biological activity. Most of biological activity, from fermentative catalysis to DNA replication takes place on nanoscale. The situation is radically different when the technological goals are building nanoscale size products. All biological processes take place on nanoscale
ISBN,Price9789048125234
Keyword(s)1. Biochemical engineering 2. Biotechnology 3. Chemistry, Physical and theoretical 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Nanochemistry 7. PHILOSOPHY 8. Philosophy of Technology 9. Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
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TitleSocial Foundations of Human Space Exploration
Author(s)Dator, James A
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer New York, 2012.
DescriptionXI, 107 p. 4 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteSocial Foundations of Human Space Exploration??presents a uniquely human perspective on the quest to explore space and to understand the universe through the lens of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. It considers early stories about the universe in various cultures; recent space fiction; the origins and cultural rationale for the space age; experiences of humans in space and their emerging interactions with robots and artificial intelligence; how humans should treat environments and alien life; and the alternative futures of space exploration and settlement
ISBN,Price9781461430940
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. INTERNATIONAL LAW 7. Law of the sea 8. Law of the Sea, Air and Outer Space 9. PHILOSOPHY 10. Philosophy of Technology 11. POLITICAL SCIENCE
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