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  • The Master Algorithmby Pedro Domingos

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.09

    A spell-binding quest for the one algorithm capable of deriving all knowledge from data, including a cure for cancer Society is changing, one learning algorithm at a time, from search engines to online dating, personalized medicine to predicting the stock market. But learning algorithms are not just about Big Data - these algorithms take raw data... more...

  • A Deadly Wanderingby Matt Richtel

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.01

    From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology’s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic “texting-while-driving” car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006. In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written... more...

  • Real American Ethicsby Albert Borgmann

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00 US$ 15.30

    America is a wonderful and magnificent country that affords its citizens the broadest freedoms and the greatest prosperity in the world. But it also has its share of warts. It is embroiled in a war that many of its citizens consider unjust and even illegal. It continues to ravage the natural environment and ignore poverty both at home and abroad,... more...

  • Hamlet's BlackBerryby William Powers

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.26

    “A brilliant and thoughtful handbook for the Internet age.” —Bob Woodward “Incisive ... Refreshing ... Compelling.” — Publishers Weekly A crisp, passionately argued answer to the question that everyone who’s grown dependent on digital devices is asking: Where’s the rest of my life? Hamlet’s BlackBerry challenges the widely held assumption that... more...

  • Blaming Technologyby Samuel C. Florman

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 6.79

    Blaming Technology: The Irrational Search for Scapegoats is Samuel C. Florman's 1981 discussion of the state of technology and engineering in the United States, including the pros and cons, and the public's perceptions and opinions. more...

  • From Physics to Daily Lifeby Beatrice Bressan

    Wiley 2014; US$ 102.95 US$ 92.66

    Beatrice Bressan brings together a number of outstanding examples of successful cross-disciplinary technology transfer originating in fundamental physics research, which dramatically impacted scientific progress in areas which changed modern society. Many of them were developed at CERN, a hotbed of fundamental inventions in particle physics. This... more...

  • From Physics to Daily Lifeby Beatrice Bressan

    Wiley 2014; US$ 102.95 US$ 92.66

    Beatrice Bressan brings together a number of outstanding examples of successful cross-disciplinary technology transfer originating in fundamental physics research, which dramatically impacted progress in biomedical research and clinical applications. Many of these examples were developed at CERN, a hotbed of fundamental inventions in particle physics.... more...

  • American Technology Policyby J. D. Kenneth Boutin

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. policymakers have faced the challenge of addressing the technological requirements of both economic competitiveness and national security. Promoting the technological objectives of competitiveness and security poses a daunting task, as these objectives can differ significantly in terms of autonomy, the private sector’s... more...

  • The Human Side of Engineeringby John Heywood

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2017; US$ 44.00

    While in many university courses attention is given to the human side, as opposed to the technical side of engineering, it is by and large an afterthought. Engineering is, however, a technical, social, and personal activity. Several studies show that engineering is a community activity of professionals in which communication is central to the engineering... more...

  • A Dangerous Masterby Wendell Wallach

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 38.00

    We live in an age of awesome technological potential. From nanotechnology to synthetic organisms, new technologies stand to revolutionize whole domains of human experience. But with awesome potential comes awesome risk: drones can deliver a bomb as readily as they can a new smartphone; makers and hackers can 3D-print guns as well as tools; and supercomputers... more...