Technology Guide: Principles - Applications - Trends (2009 ed.)

Technology Guide: Principles - Applications - Trends (2009 ed.)

By: Hans-Jorg Bullinger (editor), Lothar Behlau (contributor)Hardback

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"Everything that can be invented has been invented, W " hat alternative could better serve the inquisitive declared Charles H. Duell, commissioner of the min US d than that which has stood the test of centuries? patent ofce, in 1899. As we all well know, this wa W s e a turn to experts we can trust. Just like a theatre-goer grand misconception, seeing that Albert Einstein m on ig lh y t browse a playbill or a tourist consult a gui- a few years later heralded the beginning of a cen bo tur ok, y e ov f eryone who now works with technology, or revolutionary discoveries. Tese precipitated such t f a un- kes an interest in it, can refer to this technology damentally important innovations as the compgui uted re , . It is neither a conventional encyclopedia, nor a the electron tube, the laser and the microchip, w st h u id ch y of the future, ofering visionary scenarios of - have in turn initiated an abundance of other in mv oe rn- row's world. Numerous publications already fulfll tions. Today we are once again at the forefront t o h f at pr do- escription. Te technology guide is more a work found structural change, as we move from the o in f dr ue s- ference that also makes a good read.

About Author

Prof Bullinger is head of the German Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. (The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft undertakes applied research of direct utility to private and public enterprise and of wide benefit to society.)

Contents

Technologies and the future.- Materials and components.- Metals.- Ceramics.- Polymers.- Composite materials.- Renewable resources.- Wood processing.- Nanomaterials.- Surface and coating technologies.- Intelligent materials.- Testing of materials and structures.- Materials simulation.- Self-organisation.- Electronics and photonics.- Semiconductor technologies.- Microsystems technology.- Power electronics.- Polymer electronics.- Magneto-electronics.- Optical technologies.- Optics and information technology.- Laser.- Sensor systems.- Measuring techniques.- Information and communication.- Communication networks.- Internet technologies.- Computer architecture.- Software.- Artificial intelligence.- Image evaluation and interpretation.- Life Sciences and biotechnology.- Industrial biotechnology.- Plant biotechnology.- Stem cell technology.- Gene therapy.- Systems biology.- Bionics.- Health and Nutrition.- Intensive care technologies.- Pharmaceutical research.- Implants and prostheses.- Minimally invasive medicine.- Nanomedicine.- Medical imaging.- Medical and information technology.- Molecular diagnostics.- Assistive technologies.- Food technology.- Communication and knowledge.- Digital infotainment.- Ambient intelligence.- Virtual and augmented reality.- Virtual worlds.- Human-computer cooperation.- Business communication.- Electronic services.- Information and knowledge management.- Mobility and transport.- Traffic management.- Automobiles.- Rail traffic.- Ships.- Aircraft.- Space technologies.- Energy and Resources.- Oil and gas technologies.- Mineral resource exploitation.- Fossil energy.- Nuclear power.- Wind, water and geothermal energy.- Bioenergy.- Solar energy.- Electricity transport.- Energy storage.- Fuel cells and hydrogen technology.- Microenergy technology.- Environment and Nature.- Environmental monitoring.- Environmental biotechnology.- Water treatment.- Waste treatment.- Product life cycles.- Air purification technologies.- Agricultural engineering.- Carbon capture and storage.- Building and living.- Building materials.- Structural engineering.- Sustainable building.- Indoor climate.- Lifestyle and leisure.- Sports technologies.- Textiles.- Cosmetics.- Live entertainment technologies.- Domestic appliances.- Production and enterprises.- Casting and metal forming.- Joining and production technologies.- Process technologies.- Digital production.- Robotics.- Logistics.- Security and Safety.- Information security.- Weapons and military systems.- Defence against hazardous materials.- Forensic science.- Access control and surveillance.- Precautions against disasters.- Disaster response.- Plant safety.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783540885450
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 547
  • ID: 9783540885450
  • ISBN10: 3540885455
  • edition: 2009 ed.

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