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  • Science, Technology and Cultureby David Bell

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 38.00

    This book introduces students to cultural studies of science and technology. It equips students with an understanding of science and technology as aspects of culture, and an appreciation of the importance of thinking about science and technology from a cultural studies perspective. Individual chapters focus on topics including popular representations... more...

  • The Hunt for Zero Pointby Nick Cook

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00

    From the heavy-handed style of the prose and the faint handwritten "1956" scrawled in pencil along the top of the first page, the photocopied pages had obviously come from some long-forgotten schlock popular science journal. I had stepped away from my desk only for a few moments and somehow in the interim the article had appeared. The headline ran:... more...

  • Radiation Protection : Final Report of the Hungarian Regional Exerciseby OECD Publishing; Nuclear Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 46.00

    The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) initiated its programme of International Nuclear Emergency Exercises (INEX) by a table-top exercise (INEX 1) which allowed the 16 participating countries to examine how their response mechanisms addressed the international aspects of a large-scale nuclear emergency. Based on the experience thus gained, a series of more... more...

  • Nuclear Law Bulletin: Germanyby OECD Publishing; Nuclear Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 33.00

    The Nuclear Energy Agency's twice yearly bulletin on developments in nuclear law and regulation. This supplement has the full text of Germany's Act on the Peaceful Utilisation of Atomic Energy and the Protection against its hazards as amended on 22 April 2002. more...

  • Kitchen Floor Vacuum Formerby Bob Knetzger

    Maker Media, Inc 2009; US$ 1.99

    From take-out coffee lids to airplane interior panels, vacuum-formed plastic is everywhere. And for good reason: vacuum forming makes light, durable, and cool-looking 3D parts. Here's how to cook some up in your kitchen. Bob Knetzger's favorite childhood toy was the Mattel Vac-U-Form. He recalls the way the flat plastic changed shape by invisible... more...

  • The Night Lighter 36 Spud Gunby William Gurstelle

    O'Reilly Media 2009; US$ 1.99

    The potato cannon, a.k.a. the spud gun, is a popular and very entertaining amateur science project. It's simple to make, and few devices offer such bang for the buck. You can use the Night Lighter both day andnight, but when it's dark, the clear PVC provides an excellent view of the interior ballistics. Also, the stun gun gives better performance... more...

  • Primer: Working with Carbon Fiberby John Wanberg

    O'Reilly Media 2009; US$ 0.99

    Form, lay up, and cure your own high-performance composites. It seems as though nearly everything "high performance" these days boasts some amount of carbon fiber in its construction. Originally used in aerospace, carbon fiber has moved into the mainstream and can be found in luxury automobiles, mountain bikes, and sports equipment. Some laptops... more...

  • Compressed Air Rocketby Rick Schertle

    Maker Media, Inc 2009; US$ 1.99

    Blow your friends away as you send this 25-cent rocket hundreds of feet in the air. You can build this easy launcher and rocket with common hardware store items in an afternoon. All the parts for this simple but impressive air rocket and launcher are cheap and easy to find. Building it is a breeze and the modifications are endless. It's legal in a... more...

  • The Brain Machineby Mitch Altman

    Maker Media, Inc 2009; US$ 1.99

    Ride your own brain waves! You don't have to be a Buddhist monk to meditate, or a Sleeping Beauty tosleep well. Achieve these altered states of consciousness, and others, with this simple microcontroller device. What would happen if you could play a recording of brain waves into someone's brain? It turns out that there are devices that can do this.... more...

  • Primer: Weldingby Mister Jalopy

    Maker Media, Inc 2009; US$ 0.99

    If you need metal stuck together, there is no quicker path than buying a portable 110-volt wire-feedwelder. Being a snob, Mister Jalopy used to scoff at these small welders as not being serious machines. Then he started seeing them everywhere - at every auto body shop and every metal gate installer; even hooked up to a generator at drag races. Having... more...