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  • ... dem Gehirn beim Denken zusehen?by Hannah Fitsch

    transcript 2014; US$ 27.95

    Die Hirnforschung greift seit einigen Jahren wieder verstärkt in gesellschaftspolitische Debatten über die »Natur« des Menschen ein. Ausschlaggebend für diese Entwicklung sind weniger neue Theorien über die Funktionsweise des Gehirns, sondern Technologien der Sichtbarmachung. Insbesondere das bildgebende Verfahren der funktionellen Magnetresonanztomographie... more...

  • 100 Ideas that Changed the Worldby Jheni Osman

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 17.58

    Every once in a while, an idea comes along that makes the entire world sit up and take notice. From the earliest understandings of our place in the solar system, via Darwinism, DNA, neutrons and quarks, right up to the theories that are pushing the boundaries of our knowledge today, we are forever propelled forward by our most gifted scientific minds.... more...

  • 101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius 2/Eby Brad Graham; Kathy McGowan

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 25.00

    Brad Graham is founder and host of the ATOMICZOMBIE.com website, dedicated to his flamboyant bicycles, robots, and inventions. In 2003, he received a Guinness World Record for building and riding the World?s Tallest Rideable Bicycle. Graham is a network engineer, electronics technician, welder, web developer, robotics developer, computer programmer... more...

  • 21st Century Robotby Brian David Johnson

    Maker Media, Inc 2014; US$ 19.99

    When companies develop a new technology, do they ask how it might affect the people who will actually use it? That, more or less, sums up Brian David Johnson?s duties as Intel?s futurist-in-residence. In this fascinating book, Johnson provides a collection of science fiction prototyping stories that attempt to answer the question. These stories... more...

  • AM:STARs Social Networking & New Technologiesby American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adolescent Health; Victor C. Strasburger; Megan A. Moreno

    American Academy of Pediatrics 2014; US$ 59.95

    Today?s teens are often referred to as Digital Natives due to their upbringing immersed in technological tools including smartphones and social media, while most of us who provide healthcare for this group remain at best, digital immigrants.  These technologies present both new opportunities and challenges to teens? health, as well as their education... more...

  • Abundanceby Peter H. Diamandis; Steven Kotler

    Free Press 2012; Not Available

    Providing abundance is humanity?s grandest challenge?this is a book about how we rise to meet it.   We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially... more...

  • Abundanceby Peter H. Diamandis; Steven Kotler

    Free Press 2012; Not Available

    Providing abundance is humanity?s grandest challenge?this is a book about how we rise to meet it.   We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially... more...

  • Abundanceby Peter H. Diamandis; Steven Kotler

    Free Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    Providing abundance is humanity?s grandest challenge?this is a book about how we rise to meet it.   We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially... more...

  • Acceptable Evidenceby Deborah G. Mayo; Rachelle D. Hollander

    Oxford University Press, USA 1994; US$ 44.99

    Discussions of science and values in risk management have largely focused on how values enter into arguments about risks, that is, issues of acceptable risk. Instead this volume concentrates on how values enter into collecting, interpreting, communicating, and evaluating the evidence of risks, that is, issues of the acceptability of evidence of risk.... more...

  • Addiction by Designby Schü; Natasha Dow ll

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling digital and video technology, have unseated traditional casino games as the gambling industry?s revenue mainstay. Addiction by Design... more...