By Stanis?aw Lem

The planet Quinta is pocked by way of grotesque mounds and lined via a spiderweb-like community. it's a state of phantoms and of a good looks troubled via insanity. In stark distinction, the workforce of the spaceship Hermes represents a knowledge-seeking Earth. As they technique Quinta, a gloomy poetry takes over and leads them right into a nightmare of confusion. Translated via Michael Kandel. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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@War: The Rise of the Military Industrial Complex

By Shane Harris

A stunning, page-turning account of the way the wars of the longer term are already being fought today

The usa army at the moment perspectives our on-line world because the "fifth domain" of conflict (alongside land, air, sea, and space), and the dep. of protection, the nationwide safety employer, and the CIA all box groups of hackers who can, and do, release trojan horse moves opposed to enemy objectives. actually, as @WAR indicates, U.S. hackers have been an important to our victory in Iraq. Shane Harris delves into the frontlines of America's new cyber conflict. As contemporary revelations have proven, executive organisations are becoming a member of with tech giants like Google and fb to gather colossal quantities of knowledge. the army has additionally shaped a brand new alliance with tech and finance businesses to patrol our on-line world, and Harris bargains a deeper glimpse into this partnership than we've got ever visible prior to. eventually, Harris explains what the recent cybersecurity regime capability for we all, who spend our day-by-day lives absolute to the web — and are liable to its risks.

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Electronic Processes in Organic Crystals and Polymers

By Martin Pope

The 1st version of Pope and Swenberg's Electronic strategies of natural Crystals, released in 1982, grew to become the vintage reference within the box. It supplied an educational at the experimental and comparable theoretical homes of fragrant hydrocarbon crystals and incorporated rising paintings on polymers and superconductivity. This new version includes the whole textual content of the 1st version, plus an in depth new part, comprising approximately half the ebook, which covers fresh advancements and purposes with polymers. The e-book offers a unified description of what's identified in nearly each element of the sector, from easy phenomena to the most recent useful purposes, which come with LED's, photocopiers, photoconductors, batteries, transistors, liquid crystals, photorefractive units, and sensors.

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The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know: A LITA Guide

By Kenneth J. Varnum

While it is inspiring to reflect on the libraries of the twenty second century, it is a lot simpler to imagine forward to the subsequent 5 years. that is simply what Varnum and his hand-picked crew of participants have performed, displaying library expertise employees and directors the place to speculate time and cash to obtain the best advantages. Their rules will stimulate strategic pondering and aid library employees make educated judgements approximately assembly person expectancies and supplying prone. yes dialog starters and informative for any library, chapters include

  • "Impetus to Innovate: Convergence and Library Trends," through A.J. Million and Heather Lea Moulaison
  • "Hands-Free Augmented truth: Impacting the Library Future," via Brigitte M. Bell and Terry Cottrell
  • "Libraries and documents Augmenting the World," through William Denton
  • "The way forward for Cloud-Based Library Systems," by way of Steven Bowers and Elliot Jonathan Polak
  • "Library Discovery: From Ponds to Streams," by means of Ken Varnum
  • "Exit As procedure: net providers because the New web pages for lots of Libraries," by means of Anson Parker, vice chairman Nagraj, and David Moody
  • "Reading and Non-Reading: textual content Mining in severe Practice," via Devin Higgins
  • "Bigger, greater, jointly: development the electronic Library of the Future," through Jeremy York
  • "The Case for Open in Libraries," by way of Jason Griffey

This compendium bargains an expert-level view of the library expertise that is simply round the corner.

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Machine Scoring of Student Essays: Truth and Consequences

The present development towards machine-scoring of scholar paintings, Ericsson and Haswell argue, has created an rising factor with implications for larger schooling around the disciplines, yet with specific value for these in English departments and in management. the educational neighborhood has been silent at the issue—some could say excluded from it—while the economic entities who strengthen essay-scoring software program were very active.

Machine Scoring of pupil Essays

is the 1st quantity to noticeably give some thought to the tutorial mechanisms and outcomes of this pattern, and it deals very important discussions from a few of the best students in writing assessment.

Reading and comparing pupil writing is a time-consuming strategy, but it's a important a part of either scholar placement and coursework at post-secondary associations. lately, advertisement computer-evaluation courses were built to attain pupil essays in either one of those contexts. Two-year faculties were particularly interested in those courses, yet four-year associations are relocating to them to boot, as a result of cost-savings they promise. regrettably, to a wide quantity, the courses were written, and associations are fitting them, with no recognition to their educational validity or adequacy.

Since the schooling software program businesses are relocating so swiftly into what they understand as a promising new industry, a much wider dialogue of machine-scoring is key if students wish to steer improvement and/or implementation of the courses being created. what's wanted, then, is a serious source to aid lecturers and directors review courses they could be contemplating, and to extra absolutely envision the academic results of adopting them. And this can be the source that Ericsson and Haswell are delivering here.

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Signals and Systems For Dummies

By Mark Wickert

Getting combined indications on your signals and structures course?

The strategies lined in a regular signals and platforms direction are frequently thought of through engineering scholars to be the most tricky to grasp. fortunately, Signals & platforms For Dummies is your intuitive consultant to this difficult direction, strolling you step by step via a few of the extra complicated theories and mathematical formulation in a fashion that's effortless to understand.

From Laplace Transforms to Fourier Analyses, Signals & structures For Dummies explains in undeniable English the tricky recommendations that could journey you up. excellent as a learn relief or to counterpoint your school room texts, this friendly, hands-on consultant makes it effortless to figure out the basics of sign and method analysis.

  • Serves as a great tool for electric and computing device engineering scholars trying to grab sign and process analysis
  • Provides helpful causes of complicated innovations and strategies regarding signs and systems
  • Includes worked-through examples of real-world functions utilizing Python, an open-source software program instrument, in addition to a customized functionality module written for the book
  • Brings you up-to-speed at the innovations and formulation you must know

Signals & platforms For Dummies is your price ticket to scoring excessive on your introductory signals and platforms course.

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Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions: 5th International Conference, IPCAI 2014, Fukuoka, Japan, June 28, 2014 Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)

This ebook constitutes the refereed lawsuits of the fifth overseas convention on details Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions, IPCAI 2014, held in Fukuoka, Japan, on June 28, 2014. The 28 papers offered have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from fifty eight submissions. The papers are equipped in topical sections on making plans, simulation, sufferer particular versions for computing device assisted interventions, clinical robotics and surgical navigation, interventional imaging and complicated intra-op visualization, cognition, modeling and context expertise, scientific purposes, platforms, software program, and validation.

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Stuff [UK] (February 2012)

Stuff journal is the crucial advisor to expertise, bridging the space among lads' magazine and trainspotter name. Inspirational, witty and pleasant, Stuff is the best-selling device journal on the earth, with it's state of the art advisor to instruments, apparatus and expertise.

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Finding Augusta: Habits of Mobility and Governance in the Digital Era (Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture)

By Heidi Rae Cooley

Winner of the 2015 Anne Friedberg cutting edge Scholarship Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Finding Augusta breaks new floor, revising how media experiences interpret the connection among bodies and know-how. it is a not easy exploration of the way, for either stable and in poor health, the unexpected ubiquity of cellular units, GPS platforms, haptic applied sciences, and other kinds of media regulate participants’ adventure in their our bodies and form the social collective. the writer succeeds in problematizing the main salient truth of latest cellular media applied sciences, specifically, that they've develop into, like highways and plumbing, an infrastructure that regulates habit.

Audacious in its originality, discovering Augusta might be of serious curiosity to artwork and media students alike.

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This Machine Kills Secrets: How WikiLeakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World's Informatio n

By Andy Greenberg

At final, the 1st complete account of the cypherpunks who goal to unfastened the world’s institutional secrets and techniques, through Forbes journalist Andy Greenberg who has traced their shadowy historical past from the cryptography revolution of the Nineteen Seventies to Wikileaks founding hacker Julian Assange, nameless, and beyond.

WikiLeaks dropped at mild a brand new type of whistleblowing, utilizing strong cryptographic code to conceal leakers’ identities whereas they spill the non-public info of presidency firms and firms. yet that know-how has been evolving for many years within the arms of hackers and radical activists, from the libertarian enclaves of Northern California to Berlin to the Balkans. And the secret-killing computer keeps to adapt past WikiLeaks, as a flow of hacktivists goals to obliterate the world’s institutional secrecy.

This is the tale of the code and the characters—idealists, anarchists, extremists—who are remodeling the following generation’s inspiration of what activism can be.

With unequalled entry to such significant avid gamers as Julian Assange, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and WikiLeaks’ shadowy engineer referred to as the Architect, by no means sooner than interviewed, reporter Andy Greenberg unveils the realm of politically-motivated hackers—who they're and the way they function.

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