The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Artificial Intelligence As far back as the ancient Greek civilization, people have imagined machines and mechanical men that could work and think like any human. One Greek myth, for example, tells of the Greek god Hephaestus, who built mechanical men to forge powerful weapons and spectacular jewelry. When the king of Crete requested that he make a giant man to guard his... The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Virtual Reality
The twentieth-century scientific and technological
revolution that British physicist Stephen Hawking
describes in the above quote has transformed virtually
every aspect of human life at an unprecedented pace.
Inventions unimaginable a century ago have not only
become commonplace but are now considered necessities
of daily... Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Diseases and Disorders)
Examines the symptoms, treatment options, and mystery of chronic fatigue syndrome, ongoing research into its causes, and how to live with this disease.
CHARLES BEST, ONE of the pioneers in the search for a cure for diabetes, once explained what it is about medical research that intrigued him so. “It’s not just the...
Forensic Art (Crime Scene Investigations)
The popularity of crime scene and investigative crime shows on television has come as a surprise to many who work in the field. The main surprise is the concept that crime scene analysts are the true crime solvers, when in truth, it takes dozens of people, doing many different jobs, to solve a crime. Often, the crime scene analyst’s...
Video Games (Technology 360)
The past few decades have seen some amazing advances in technology. Many of these changes have had a direct and measureable impact on the way people live, work, and play. Communication tools, such as cell phones, satellites, and the Internet, allow people to keep in constantcontact across longer distances and from the most remote places....
Going Green (Hot Topics) Young people today are bombarded with information. Aside from traditional sources such as newspapers, television, and the radio, they are inundated with a nearly continuous stream of data from electronic media. They send and receive e-mails and instant messages, read and write online “blogs,” participate in chat rooms and forums, and...
The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Black Holes "The science is accurate, and the story is well told in terms of both presenting the history of the investigation of black holes and providing some insights into the scientists themselves. The illustrations placed throughout the volume help readers understand the intricacies associated with these strange phenomena...A glossary and three... Phobias (Diseases and Disorders) Human beings have a love/hate relationship with fear. Medals are given to valiant warriors who charge fearlessly into combat, while those who sneak around whimpering in their battle helmets are labeled cowards and in some cultures are even put to death for what is considered a war-time crime. As a whole, people generally find fear to be... Personality Disorders (Diseases and Disorders) Charles Best, one of the pioneers in the search for a cure for diabetes, once explained what it is about medical research that intrigued him so. “It’s not just the gratification of knowing one is helping people,” he confided, “although that probably is a more heroic and selfless motivation. Those feelings may enter in, but...
The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Energy Alternatives Energy drives all life and is a key component to how humanity works, lives, and sustains itself. Due to the depletion of existing energy sources and the damage being done to the earth's ecosystems, renewable, non-polluting energy sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal power, are being developed and implemented.
AIDS (Diseases and Disorders)
CHARLES BEST, ONE of the pioneers in the search for a cure for
diabetes, once explained what it is about medical research
that intrigued him so. “It’s not just the gratification of knowing
one is helping people,” he confided, “although that probably is a
more heroic and selfless motivation. Those feelings... | |
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