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A lively survey of the horizons of modern technology. Provides easy-to-read summaries of the state of the art in space science, biotechnology, computer science, exotic energy sources and materials engineering as well as life-enhancing medical advancements and environmental, transportation and defense/weapons technologies. Each chapter explains how a current or future technology works and provides an understanding of the underlying scientific concepts. Includes an extensive self-test to review your knowledge.
As our world becomes increasingly more technological, some of us are getting left behind. Here is a quick and easy course in the terms and concepts of science to help the reader understand the technology of our modern world. Includes a technological literacy test. 49 line drawings.
Table of Contents
A Short Course in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering.
Babbage to Artificial Intelligence: Computer Literacy.
Environmental Penalties of High Technology.
New Rules for the Energy Game.
What's So Important About Superconductivity?.
Getting There from Here: Transportation Technology.
Superweapons and Arms Control Technology.
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