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Chemically Deposited Nanocrystalline Metal Oxide Thin Films: Synthesis, Characterizations, and Applications
By Fabian I. Ezema, Chandrakant D. Lokhande, Rajan Jose. 2021
This book guides beginners in the areas of thin film preparation, characterization, and device making, while providing insight into these…areas for experts. As chemically deposited metal oxides are currently gaining attention in development of devices such as solar cells, supercapacitors, batteries, sensors, etc., the book illustrates how the chemical deposition route is emerging as a relatively inexpensive, simple, and convenient solution for large area deposition. The advancement in the nanostructured materials for the development of devices is fully discussed.
By Jürgen Majohr, Martin Kurowski. 2021
Das Buch beschreibt die erforderlichen Grundlagen für den Entwurf und die Anwendung maritimer Regelungssysteme. Unter Verwendung moderner Methoden der Modellbildung…und der Regelungstheorie erfolgt die Behandlung von Navigationssystemen und Sensoren, Regelungsstrukturen und Assistenzsystemen bis hin zu einem neuentwickelten Manöverregelungssystem. Der methodisch dargestellte Stoff wird durch eine Vielzahl von mit MATLAB® und Simulink® erstellten Rechenbeispielen und Simulationen auf der Basis von Borddaten anschaulich interpretiert.
Soft Computing for Intelligent Systems: Proceedings of ICSCIS 2020 (Algorithms for Intelligent Systems)
By Shruti Jain, Nikhil Marriwala, C. C Tripathi, Shivakumar Mathapathi. 2021
This book presents high-quality research papers presented at the International Conference on Soft Computing for Intelligent Systems (SCIS 2020), held…during 18–20 December 2020 at University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India. The book encompasses all branches of artificial intelligence, computational sciences and machine learning which is based on computation at some level such as AI-based Internet of things, sensor networks, robotics, intelligent diabetic retinopathy, intelligent cancer genes analysis using computer vision, evolutionary algorithms, fuzzy systems, medical automatic identification intelligence system and applications in agriculture, health care, smart grid and instrumentation systems. The book is helpful for educators, researchers and developers working in the area of recent advances and upcoming technologies utilizing computational sciences in signal processing, imaging, computing, instrumentation, artificial intelligence and their applications.
Advances in Innovative Geotechnical Engineering: Proceedings of the 6th GeoChina International Conference on Civil & Transportation Infrastructures: From Engineering to Smart & Green Life Cycle Solutions -- Nanchang, China, 2021 (Sustainable Civil Infrast
By Yong Liu, Junsheng Yang, Sabatino Cuomo. 2021
With the development of social and science, new requirements are put forward for geotechnical engineering. Advanced geotechnical techniques were proposed…to solve the new challenges in geotechnical engineering. The articles presented in this volume aim to the new development of geotechnical engineering such as characterization of geomaterials, slope stability, application of environmental protection materials and some other geotechnical issues that are becoming quite relevant in today's world.
Soft Computing and Signal Processing: Proceedings of 3rd ICSCSP 2020, Volume 2 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #1340)
By V. Kamakshi Prasad, Jiacun Wang, V. Sivakumar Reddy, K. T. V. Reddy. 2022
This book presents selected research papers on current developments in the fields of soft computing and signal processing from the…Third International Conference on Soft Computing and Signal Processing (ICSCSP 2020). The book covers topics such as soft sets, rough sets, fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms and machine learning and discusses various aspects of these topics, e.g., technological considerations, product implementation and application issues.
Climate Change, Human Impact and Green Energy Transformation (GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences)
By Jan Kiciński, Patryk Chaja. 2021
This book indicates the most optimal solutions for the growing civilization problem related to climate change that takes place more…and more rapidly on our planet. It is divided into two parts: In the first part, the authors - based on the available analyses and reports on climate change taking place on Earth - present their own point of view in relation to the above issue, while trying to find answers to the following questions: · Why is it so difficult to admit that humans are responsible for the ongoing climate change? · Will climate change destroy life on Earth? · Can science and modern technologies stop this process? In the second part of the book, the authors propose a solution for the advancing climate change, regarding the reduction of CO2 emissions coming mainly from the energy sector. On the basis of scientific achievements and implementations of research institutions in Poland, especially the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdansk, the book proposes directions of development of the energy transformation in Poland and other countries for which fossil fuels currently make a large contribution to the energy production process and are the main emitter of CO2 to the atmosphere. The book is addressed to citizens, ecologists, climatologists as well as politicians and experts responsible for shaping the climate and energy policy of the country level and also the world.
By Ozren Bogdanovic, Michiel Vermeulen. 2021
This volume explores the latest methods used to study various aspects of TET proteins and their biology. Chapters in this…book are divided into five parts. Part One describes technologies aimed at detecting and quantifying DNA methylation turnover using massively parallel sequencing, ELISA, and mass spectrometry approaches. Part Two looks at data analyses protocols for distinguishing acting versus passive DNA demethylation and estimation of 5mC and 5hmC levels. Part Three deals with a new topic that takes advantage of modified CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing systems to target DNA demethylation activity to genomic loci of interest. Part Four discusses protocols that detail how to purify TET proteins and unravel their protein interactions, and Part Five looks at the assessment of TET protein function and activity in vivo and in vitro. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Cutting-edge and thorough, TET Proteins and DNA Demethylation: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resource that aims to help research scientists at all levels working in the fields of DNA demethylation dynamics.Chapters 3, 7 and 17 are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.
By Louise Hay. 2004
In this concise yet information-packed book—which you can download the audio from the included link and listen to or read…at your leisure—bestselling author Louise L. Hay shows you that you "can do it"—that is, change and improve virtually every aspect of your life—by understanding and using affirmations correctly.Louise explains that every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation. Even your self-talk, your internal dialogue, is a stream of affirmations. You’re affirming and creating your life experiences with every word and thought. Your beliefs are merely habitual thinking patterns that you learned as a child, and many of them work very well for you. But other beliefs may be limiting your ability to create the very things you say you want. You need to pay attention to your thoughts so that you can begin to eliminate the ones creating experiences that you don’t want.As Louise discusses topics such as health, forgiveness, prosperity, creativity, relationships, job success, and self-esteem, you’ll see that affirmations are solutions that will replace whatever problem you might have in a particular area.By the end of this book, you’ll be able to say "I can do it" with confidence, knowing that you’re on your way to the wonderful, joy-filled life you deserve.
Through Time Into Healing: Discovering the Power of Regression Therapy to Erase Trauma and Transform Mind, Body, and Relationships (Vib Ser.)
By Brian L. Weiss, Raymond A. Moody. 1992
The book that sheds new light on the extraordinary healing potential of past life therapy, by the bestselling author of…Many Lives, Many Masters. Brian Weiss made headlines with his ground-breaking research on past life therapy in Many Lives, Many Masters. Now, based on his extensive clinical experience, he builds on time-tested techniques of psychotherapy, revealing how regression to past lifetimes provides the necessary breakthrough to healing mind, body, and soul. Using vivid past life case studies, Dr. Weiss shows how regression therapy can heal grief, create more loving relationships, uncover hidden talents, and ultimately shows how near death and out of body experiences help confirm the existence of past lives. Dr. Weiss includes his own professional hypnosis, dream recall, meditation and journaling techniques for safe past life recall at home. Compelling and provocative, Through Time Into Healing shows us how to help ourselves lead healthy, productive lives, secure in the knowledge that death is not the final word and that the doorways to healing and wholeness are inside us.
Developing Climate-Resilient Crops: Improving Global Food Security and Safety is timely, as the world is gradually waking up to the…fact that a global food crisis of enormous proportions is brewing. Climate change is creating immense problems for agricultural productivity worldwide, resulting in higher food prices. This book elucidates the causative aspects of climate modification related to agriculture, soil, and plants, and discusses the relevant resulting mitigation process and also how new tools and resources can be used to develop climate-resilient crops. Features: Addresses the limits of the anthropogenic global warming theory advocated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Presents the main characters (drought tolerance, heat tolerance, water-use efficiency, disease resistance, nitrogen-use efficiency, nitrogen fixation, and carbon sequestration) necessary for climate-resilient agriculture Delivers both theoretical and practical aspects, and serves as baseline information for future research Provides valuable resource for those students engaged in the field of environmental sciences, soil sciences, agricultural microbiology, plant pathology, and agronomy Highlights factors that are threatening future food production
Metal Ions in Biological Systems is devoted to increasing our understanding of the relationship between the chemistry of metals and…life processes. The volumes reflect the interdisciplinary nature of bioinorganic chemistry and coordinate the efforts of researchers in the fields of biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, coordination chemis
Bioenergy for Sustainable Development and International Competitiveness: The Role of Sugar Cane in Africa
By Francis X. Johnson, Vikram Seebaluck. 2012
Growing concerns about the impacts of climate change and dependence on fossil fuels have intensified interest in bioenergy from sugar…cane and other crops, highlighting important links between energy, environment and development goals. Sub-Saharan Africa is characterized by severe poverty; the possibility to exploit a renewable energy resource offers valuable avenues for sustainable development and could support a more dynamic and competitive economy. This book describes how the bioenergy expansion will improve rural livelihoods, reduce costly energy imports, reduce GHG emissions, and offer new development paths. Drawing on international experience, it is shown that harnessing this potential will require significant increases in investment, technology transfer, and international cooperation. Because of its high efficiency, the authors argue that sugar cane should be viewed as a global resource for sustainable development and should command much greater focus and concerted policy action. Through an analysis of the agronomy, land suitability and industrial processing of sugar cane and its co-products, along with an assessment of the energy, economic and environmental implications, this volume demonstrates that sugar cane offers a competitive and environmentally beneficial resource for Africa's economic development and energy security. With forty-four authors representing thirty organisations in sixteen countries, the book offers a truly international and interdisciplinary perspective by combining technical and economic principles with social, political and environmental assessment and policy analysis.
By Yahia M.M. Antar, Taimoor Khan. 2021
This book comprehensively reviews ultra-wideband and ultra-wideband MIMO antennas with band notched characteristics with a focus on interference cancellation. The…book has been organized into seven chapters that covers Single-band, Dual-band and multi-band notched Ultra-wideband Antennas followed by Band-Notched Characteristics in Ultra-Wideband MIMO Antennas. Further, it explains reconfigurable-band notched and tunable-band Notched Ultra-wideband Antennas including advanced applications of Ultrawideband Systems. Overall, it covers different techniques of cancelling the electromagnetic interference in ultra-wideband (UWB) in a concise volume. This book: Provides a comprehensive presentation of avoiding interference in Ultra-Wideband (UWB) systems. Reviews state of the art in UWB antennas, filtennas and various tunable technologies. Explains different techniques for producing band-notch characteristics in UWB systems. Includes discussion on historical perspectives of UWB Technology. Consolidates different research activities carried out on the electromagnetic interference cancellation techniques in the UWB communication systems. Band-Notch Characteristics in Ultra-Wideband Antennas is aimed at researchers and graduate students in Electrical and Antenna Engineering.
By Alan Perkins. 2020
This unique book provides an accessible introduction to both the scientific background and the key people involved in the discovery…and use of radiation and radioactivity. It begins by providing a short history of radiation exposures and radiation poisoning; from the early inappropriate use of X-rays and radium cures through the misadventures of the Manhattan Project and the Chernobyl disaster, to the high-profile and deliberate poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in London with polonium-210, which gave rise to worldwide media attention. The chapters provide a catalogue of deliberate criminal acts, unfortunate accidents, and inadvertent radiation exposures, exploring well-known events in detail, as well as some not so well-known occurrences. It works through the topics by focusing on human stories and events and their biological impact. In addition, it covers descriptions of the beneficial uses of radiation and radioactivity. This book can be enjoyed by any reader with a general interest in science, as well as by students and professionals within the scientific and medical communities. Key features Authored by a subject area specialist who has worked in both clinical practice and academia and was involved with the national media following incidents of national and international importance Provides a unique human perspective into well-known and some lesser known events and a concise history of the discovery of radiation and the events that followed Adds scientific and medical background to a subject of high media interest
By Sudip Misra, Chandana Roy, Anandarup Mukherjee. 2021
Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 are newly developing and fast emerging domains of interest among students, researchers, and professionals…in academia and industry. Due to the popular demand of this topic, Introduction to Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 is written to serve a diverse readership from the domains of computer science and engineering, mechanical engineering, information technology, industrial engineering, electronics engineering, and other related branches of engineering. Based on the lead author’s massive open online courses (MOOCs), this book can be used as a textbook on the emerging paradigm of Industry 4.0 and IIoT, as well as a reference for professionals working in sectors of IIoT. The book covers the significant aspects of IIoT in detail, including sensors, actuators, data transmission, and data acquisition, which form the core of IIoT. Topics and concepts are presented in a comprehensive manner, so that readers can develop expertise and knowledge. The book helps beginners to gain a basic idea of Industry 4.0 and IIoT as the first section is an overview of IoT applications, infrastructure-based protocols, cloud computing, and fog computing. The second section is designed to impart a basic knowledge of Industry 4.0 and IIoT as well as of the different phases of development in industry. Delving into more advanced areas, other sections in the book cover: The business models and reference architecture of IIoT The technological aspects of Industry 4.0 and IIoT Predictive and prescriptive analytics applied in IIoT-based implementations Applications and case studies of IIoT Key enabling technologies of IIoT To aid students and professional master IIoT and Industry 4.0, the book includes conceptual questions, exercises, and learning objectives.
By Tom Wilber. 2012
Running from southern West Virginia through eastern Ohio, across central and northeast Pennsylvania, and into New York through the Southern…Tier and the Catskills, the Marcellus Shale formation underlies a sparsely populated region that features striking landscapes, critical watersheds, and a struggling economic base. It also contains one of the world's largest supplies of natural gas, a resource that has been dismissed as inaccessible-until recently. Technological developments that combine horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") have removed physical and economic barriers to extracting hundreds of trillions of cubic feet of gas from bedrock deep below the Appalachian basin. Beginning in 2006, the first successful Marcellus gas wells by Range Resources, combined with a spike in the value of natural gas, spurred a modern-day gold rush-a "gas rush"-with profound ramifications for environmental policy, energy markets, political dynamics, and the lives of the people living in the Marcellus region. Under the Surface is the first book-length journalistic overview of shale gas development and the controversies surrounding it. Control over drilling rights is at stake in the heart of Marcellus country-northeast Pennsylvania and central New York. The decisions by landowners to work with or against the companies-and the resulting environmental and economic consequences-are scrutinized by neighbors faced with similar decisions, by residents of cities whose water supply originates in the exploration area, and by those living across state lines with differing attitudes and policies concerning extraction industries. Wilber's evenhanded treatment gives a voice to all constituencies, including farmers and landowners tempted by the prospects of wealth but wary of the consequences, policymakers struggling with divisive issues, and activists coordinating campaigns based on their respective visions of economic salvation and environmental ruin. Wilber describes a landscape in which the battle over the Marcellus ranges from the very local-yard signs proclaiming landowners' allegiances for or against shale gas development-to often conflicting municipal, state, and federal legislation intended to accelerate, delay, or discourage exploration. For millions of people with a direct stake in shale gas exploration in the Marcellus or any number of other emerging shale resources in the United States and worldwide, or for those concerned about the global energy outlook, Under the Surface offers a worthwhile and engaging look at the issues.
By Anna Marie Skalka, Vincent R. Racaniello, Glenn F. Rall, Theodora Hatziioannou, Jane Flint. 2020
Principles of Virology, the leading virology textbook in use, is an extremely valuable and highly informative presentation of virology at…the interface of modern cell biology and immunology. This text utilizes a uniquely rational approach by highlighting common principles and processes across all viruses. Using a set of representative viruses to illustrate the breadth of viral complexity, students are able to understand viral reproduction and pathogenesis and are equipped with the necessary tools for future encounters with new or understudied viruses.This fifth edition was updated to keep pace with the ever-changing field of virology. In addition to the beloved full-color illustrations, video interviews with leading scientists, movies, and links to exciting blogposts on relevant topics, this edition includes study questions and active learning puzzles in each chapter, as well as short descriptions regarding the key messages of references of special interest. Volume I: Molecular Biology focuses on the molecular processes of viral reproduction, from entry through release. Volume II: Pathogenesis and Control addresses the interplay between viruses and their host organisms, on both the micro- and macroscale, including chapters on public health, the immune response, vaccines and other antiviral strategies, viral evolution, and a brand new chapter on the therapeutic uses of viruses. These two volumes can be used for separate courses or together in a single course. Each includes a unique appendix, glossary, and links to internet resources.Principles of Virology, Fifth Edition, is ideal for teaching the strategies by which all viruses reproduce, spread within a host, and are maintained within populations. This edition carefully reflects the results of extensive vetting and feedback received from course instructors and students, making this renowned textbook even more appropriate for undergraduate and graduate courses in virology, microbiology, and infectious diseases.
A successful career move involves people matching their ideas, passions and goals to the needs of employers and vice versa.…Full of practical examples of what works and what doesn't in the world of work, this book explains what employers need and how you can place yourself to deliver it. Whether you are looking for a new career or want to move to a different job, here you will find out how to know yourself, identify what you have to sell, structure your job search, target your CV, network successfully, respond to advertisements, conduct interviews and get the best out of agencies. Plenty of sample letters and CVs, exercises and useful addresses will make sure that your next career move is a move in the right direction.Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface to the fourth edition; Introduction; 1. What do you really want to do?; 2. Your main marketing tool; 3. The best way - networking; 4. The next best way; 5. Helping others to help you; 6. Meeting of minds; 7. The negotiation game; 8. In the new position; Appendices; Bibliography; Useful addresses; Index.
By Diana Cooper. 2004
Diana Cooper's first novel THE SILENT STONES has already proved to be a hugely popular success, and her new title…continues the winning formula of weaving enlightening spiritual wisdom into a fast-paced and compelling adventure story. Set in Africa, this latest novel features an exciting quest to protect a sacred lion cub whose birth will heal the tear in the precious Web of Light surrounding the Earth. Throughout the story Diana Cooper unfolds the mystical secrets of the Sphinx, Pyramids and Bermuda Triangle, reveals the true purpose of our most sacred animals, as well as exploring the connections between our planet and others, and the pure wisdom of Atlantis.
By Joyce Meyer. 1987
'We are so focused on tomorrow that we often fail to appreciate and enjoy today.' 'One of my greatest desires…is to see people thoroughly enjoy the quality of life Jesus died to give us - not just to read about it or talk about it, but to walk in it and experience it as a daily reality.' After coming through what seemed like a lifetime of abuse, hardship and oppression, Joyce Meyer has come to live every day in victory and joy. The breakthrough for Joyce came when she started to look at herself through God's eyes. There, she not only saw the truth about herself and changes she needed to make, but she came to know his unconditional love. Joyce Meyer's invigorating book: - Demonstrates the value of starting each day with God - Encourages you to make right choices, to trust during the trials - Reminds you of the importance of creativity, laughter and rest