Engineering an Enigma


Author: Richard E. Cragg
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
ISBN: 0741424444
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 168
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Cragg's hand-made Enigma machines deciphered German U-boat messages. Head of Naval Code and Signal Laboratory Research & Development, Cragg describes his cryptographic missions and life in wartime Washington, D.C.

The Enigma of the Kerala Woman

A Failed Promise of Literacy
Author: Swapna Mukhopadhyay
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9788187358268
Category: History
Page: 189
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Contributed articles with reference to the state of Kerala, India.

From Obscurity to Enigma

The Work of Oliver Heaviside, 1872–1889
Author: Ido Yavetz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3034801777
Category: Science
Page: 334
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Oliver Heaviside's electromagnetic investigations - from the publication of his first electrical paper in 1972 to the public recognition awarded to him by Lord Kelvin in 1889 - have consistently attracted attention over the years, and of late have become a major source for the study of the development of field theory after Maxwell. "From Obscurity to Enigma" is the only comprehensive, in-depth analysis of Heaviside's work. It analyses and elucidates his brilliant but often close-to-indecipherable Electrical Papers and traces the evolution of his ideas against the background of growing knowledge in basic electromagnetic theory, telegraphy and telephony during these years. The book will be appreciated by historians of science and technology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and by physicists and electrical engineers, many of whom are aware of Heaviside's contributions to their respective fields.

Solving the Communion Enigma

What Is To Come
Author: Whitley Strieber
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101554231
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 240
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The bestselling author probes the ultimate significance behind today's increasing reports of UFOs, alien abductions, crop circles, and other unexplained phenomena-and what they mean for humanity's immediate future. In 1987 writer Whitley Strieber exposed the world to the truth about alien abduction in his landmark memoir, Communion. For the first time in years, Strieber revisits his encounter with alien intelligences-but now dramatically widens his search to explore how "the visitors" connect with today's persistent and globe-spanning reports of anomalous phenomena, such as crop circles, cattle mutilations, UFO sightings, alien abductions, near-death experiences, close encounters, and unexplained bodily implants. In his magisterial style, Strieber contextualizes these bizarre and unsettling reports with his own childhood memories of strange schools, sinister experiments, and family secrets. In exploring today's most convincing cases of unexplained phenomena, Strieber reasons that they are not unrelated events. Nor are they the result of mass delusion. In some of his most persuasive writing, Strieber argues that the wave of mysterious episodes marks a transition that humanity is undergoing right now. Against all conscious understanding, we are experiencing a broadened awareness of dimensions of reality that exist beyond our current perceptions.

The Chessman Enigma


Author: M S Koll
Publisher: Memoirs Publishing
ISBN: 1909020702
Category: Fiction
Page: 620
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Somebody is killing innocent people all over Wales leaving headless chess pieces as a calling card. The four Welsh Forces are at their wits' end and they have no clues. The killings seem to be without motive. A new dedicated unit, The Serious Crime Squad, is formed to work from a new base which is situated in a Cardiff terraced house. The team consists of two Detective Inspectors. Mike Karetzi is young, unorthodox and a maverick, whereas Evan Jones is pedantic, works by the book and is nearing retiring age. The third member is a big, black sixty-year-old woman who is an expert in computers and forensics. Later they recruit an ex-con for his special expertise on gaining access to places normally inaccessible. However, the killer, codenamed 'The Chessman' by the unit, is no fool and he's very clever and very cunning. The Chessman is hell-bent on completing his mission and won't be denied by anyone. He wants to be rich, very rich.

Continuing Engineering Studies Series

Monograph
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Engineering
Page: N.A
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History of Engineering and Technology

Artful Methods
Author: Ervan G. Garrison
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849398100
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 368
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History of Engineering and Technology provides an illustrated history of engineered technology from the Stone Age to the Nuclear Age. Examining important areas of engineering and technology, this second edition contains: New contributions on Airships and zeppelins Highways and economics Early hydroelectricity Chemical engineering Technology and history Brunel and the Royal Navy Stealth and the submarine Computer history Deepwater engineering Science fiction and the evolution of modern engineering Art and engineering Electric motors, radio, and batteries Expansion of these existing chapters Mining and the Location of Minerals Water Distribution: Qanots to Acequias Biomedical Engineering Communication Engineering: Shannon to Satellites Personalities and the Auto: Ford and Ferrari Failures in Engineering: Chernobyl, Titanic, Tacoma Narrows, Challenger Cold Fusion, Electric Cars, and Other "Humbug" This introductory book presents the persons, concepts, and events that made salient contributions to the engineering narrative, reporting a compelling story spanning millennia and encouraging a sense of history for its readers.

El Enigma de Los Mapas de Piri Reis


Author: P. Guirao
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788474421781
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 174
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Quantum Enigma

Physics Encounters Consciousness
Author: Bruce Rosenblum,Fred Kuttner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019979295X
Category: Science
Page: 304
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In trying to understand the atom, physicists built quantum mechanics, the most successful theory in science and the basis of one-third of our economy. They found, to their embarrassment, that with their theory, physics encounters consciousness. Authors Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner explain all this in non-technical terms with help from some fanciful stories and anecdotes about the theory's developers. They present the quantum mystery honestly, emphasizing what is and what is not speculation. Quantum Enigma's description of the experimental quantum facts, and the quantum theory explaining them, is undisputed. Interpreting what it all means, however, is heatedly controversial. But every interpretation of quantum physics involves consciousness. Rosenblum and Kuttner therefore turn to exploring consciousness itself--and encounter quantum mechanics. Free will and anthropic principles become crucial issues, and the connection of consciousness with the cosmos suggested by some leading quantum cosmologists is mind-blowing. Readers are brought to a boundary where the particular expertise of physicists is no longer the only sure guide. They will find, instead, the facts and hints provided by quantum mechanics and the ability to speculate for themselves. In the few decades since the Bell's theorem experiments established the existence of entanglement (Einstein's "spooky action"), interest in the foundations, and the mysteries, of quantum mechanics has accelerated. In recent years, physicists, philosophers, computer engineers, and even biologists have expanded our realization of the significance of quantum phenomena. This second edition includes such advances. The authors have also drawn on many responses from readers and instructors to improve the clarity of the book's explanations.

The Enigma symposium 2003


Author: Hugh Skillen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Page: 63
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The Ecolitan Enigma


Author: L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429978147
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s science fiction novels have been pleasing readers for nearly two decades. Among his earlier novels were three books set in the future universe of the Ecolitan Institute. Now Modesitt returns to that world to tell another story of cultural conflict and interstellar diplomacy. The Ecolitan Enigma is sure to thrill his old fans and win new ones. Nathaniel Firstborn Whaler is an Ecolitan, both a professor at the Institute and a field agent with extraordinary powers. Sent to a backwater colony planet nominally to determine its economic viability, Whaler evades assassin's bullets only steps from the spaceport. He soon uncovers evidence that the planet will become the flashpoint for interstellar conflict between two empires, with each prepared to blame the Ecolitan Institute should war break out. Whaler must do everything in his power to stop what might become the worst disaster in human history. And Nathaniel whaler just may have more power than any man in the galaxy. A shocking novel of what could happen if the fanatical defense of the environment crossed the line into deadly terror. When environmental consultant Jack McDarvid's boss is killed in a shootout near the Capitol, McDarvid becomes enmeshed in a diabolical plot behind the scenes of the environmental movement. "This highly charged novel contains all the ingredients of a political thriller."--Library Journal Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. The Saga of Recluce The Imager Portfolio The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter The Forever Hero Timegod's World Other Books The Green Progression Hammer of Darkness The Parafaith War Adiamante Gravity Dreams The Octagonal Raven Archform: Beauty The Ethos Effect Flash The Eternity Artifact The Elysium Commission Viewpoints Critical Haze Empress of Eternity The One-Eyed Man Solar Express At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Alan Turing: The Enigma

The Enigma
Author: Andrew Hodges
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448137810
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 768
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The official book behind the Academy Award-winning film The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley Alan Turing was the mathematician whose cipher-cracking transformed the Second World War. Taken on by British Intelligence in 1938, as a shy young Cambridge don, he combined brilliant logic with a flair for engineering. In 1940 his machines were breaking the Enigma-enciphered messages of Nazi Germany’s air force. He then headed the penetration of the super-secure U-boat communications. But his vision went far beyond this achievement. Before the war he had invented the concept of the universal machine, and in 1945 he turned this into the first design for a digital computer. Turing's far-sighted plans for the digital era forged ahead into a vision for Artificial Intelligence. However, in 1952 his homosexuality rendered him a criminal and he was subjected to humiliating treatment. In 1954, aged 41, Alan Turing took his own life.

The Enigma of Arrival

A Novel in Five Sections
Author: V. S. Naipaul
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330516310
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Taking its title from the strangely frozen picture by the surrealist painter Giorgio de Chirico, The Enigma of Arrival tells the story of a young Indian from the Caribbean arriving in post-imperial England and consciously, over many years, finding himself as a writer. It is the story of a journey, from one place to another, from the British colony of Trinidad to the ancient countryside of England, and from one state of mind to another, and is perhaps V. S. Naipaul’s most autobiographical work. Yet alongside this he weaves a rich and complex web of invention and observation. Finding depth and pathos in the smallest moments – the death of a cottager, the firing of an estate’s gardener – Naipaul also comprehends the bigger picture – watching as the old world is lost to the gradual but permanent changes wrought on the English landscape by the march of ‘progress’. ‘Written with the expected beauty of style . . . Instead of diminishing life, Naipaul ennobles it’ Anthony Burgess, Observer

The Star Wars Enigma

Behind the Scenes of the Cold War Race for Missile Defense
Author: Nigel Hey
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1612343295
Category: History
Page: 288
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The year 1982 was a desperate time for the U.S. defense community. The United States had no effective system to protect itself completely from a Soviet attack with nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles, which the Soviet Union possessed in large quantity, and the doomsday philosophy of mutually assured destruction seemed inescapable. But people in the Reagan administration, including Reagan himself, were not content with what they viewed as a morally unacceptable status quo. Then Adm. James Watkins, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, asked, "Wouldn't it be better if we could develop a system that would protect, rather than avenge, our people?" With that, the president's commitment to the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) became certain. Ultimately, SDI reflected Western political idealism, a powerful ingredient in the struggle to finally conquer the terrors of the Cold War and to allay the threat of nuclear holocaust. The Star Wars Enigma tells this dramatic story.

The Enigma of the Sphinx


Author: Paul Caetano
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 147720461X
Category: Fiction
Page: 124
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How would you feel if you were confined in a millenary labyrinth tomb, no exit and full of mortal traps and enigmas? Would you feel suffocated? Scared? Buried? That's not much! And if – on top of – if you have to run away crazily to escape from a double-your-height-lion-body-woman-face creature, which target is to chase you to devour? Ten people go into an archeological expedition in Egypt in current days. One of them revives the mummy of the sphinx – the Thebes mythological monster – and the only one way to avoid being shattered and devoured is deciphering its riddle. Who will survive? This story mixes action, adventure, thriller and suspense to hold you from the first up to the ending page, inviting your intelligence to conduce the characters to the final conclusion: "Decipher me or be devoured!"

Alan Turing

The Enigma Man
Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1784280429
Category: History
Page: 128
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According to Winston Churchill, Alan Turing made the single biggest contribution to the Allied victory over Nazi Germany with his code-breaking machine. The world is also indebted to Turing's genius for the modern computer. It was clear that Turing had a remarkable mind from an early age. He taught himself to read in just three weeks. At his first school, the headmistress said, 'I have had clever and hardworking boys, but Alan has genius.' In 1954, he was found dead, poisoned by an apple laced with cyanide. This is the story of his life.

The Kitchener Enigma


Author: Trevor Royle
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: N.A
Category: Generals
Page: 436
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Horatio Herbert Kitchener (1850-1916), britisk feltmarskal, erobrede Sudan, øverstkommanderende under Boerkrigen og ikke mindst krigsminister i begyndelsen af 1. Verdenskrig, hvor han i 1914-1916 organiserede hærstyrker i en målestok, der indtil da havde været uden fortilfælde.

Exploring Engineering

An Introduction to Engineering and Design
Author: Philip Kosky,Robert T. Balmer,William D. Keat,George Wise
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124158919
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 462
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Suitable for those interested in exploring various fields of engineering and learning how engineers work to solve problems, this title explores the world of engineering by introducing the reader to what engineers do, the fundamental principles that form the basis of their work, and how they apply that knowledge within a structured design process.

Beyond Engineering

How Society Shapes Technology
Author: Robert Pool
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198026723
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 368
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We have long recognized technology as a driving force behind much historical and cultural change. The invention of the printing press initiated the Reformation. The development of the compass ushered in the Age of Exploration and the discovery of the New World. The cotton gin created the conditions that led to the Civil War. Now, in Beyond Engineering, science writer Robert Pool turns the question around to examine how society shapes technology. Drawing on such disparate fields as history, economics, risk analysis, management science, sociology, and psychology, Pool illuminates the complex, often fascinating interplay between machines and society, in a book that will revolutionize how we think about technology. We tend to think that reason guides technological development, that engineering expertise alone determines the final form an invention takes. But if you look closely enough at the history of any invention, says Pool, you will find that factors unrelated to engineering seem to have an almost equal impact. In his wide-ranging volume, he traces developments in nuclear energy, automobiles, light bulbs, commercial electricity, and personal computers, to reveal that the ultimate shape of a technology often has as much to do with outside and unforeseen forces. For instance, Pool explores the reasons why steam-powered cars lost out to internal combustion engines. He shows that the Stanley Steamer was in many ways superior to the Model T--it set a land speed record in 1906 of more than 127 miles per hour, it had no transmission (and no transmission headaches), and it was simpler (one Stanley engine had only twenty-two moving parts) and quieter than a gas engine--but the steamers were killed off by factors that had little or nothing to do with their engineering merits, including the Stanley twins' lack of business acumen and an outbreak of hoof-and-mouth disease. Pool illuminates other aspects of technology as well. He traces how seemingly minor decisions made early along the path of development can have profound consequences further down the road, and perhaps most important, he argues that with the increasing complexity of our technological advances--from nuclear reactors to genetic engineering--the number of things that can go wrong multiplies, making it increasingly difficult to engineer risk out of the equation. Citing such catastrophes as Bhopal, Three Mile Island, the Exxon Valdez, the Challenger, and Chernobyl, he argues that is it time to rethink our approach to technology. The days are gone when machines were solely a product of larger-than-life inventors and hard-working engineers. Increasingly, technology will be a joint effort, with its design shaped not only by engineers and executives but also psychologists, political scientists, management theorists, risk specialists, regulators and courts, and the general public. Whether discussing bovine growth hormone, molten-salt reactors, or baboon-to-human transplants, Beyond Engineering is an engaging look at modern technology and an illuminating account of how technology and the modern world shape each other.

Applications of Microbial Engineering


Author: Vijai Kumar Gupta,Monika Schmoll,Minna Maki,Maria Tuohy,Marcio Antonio Mazutti
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466585781
Category: Medical
Page: 504
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The microbial engineering technologies have been identified as an essential and important subject area of engineering and applied biological sciences. A microbial engineer works on the biological, chemical and engineering aspects of biotechnology, manipulating microbes and developing new uses for microbes. In agriculture, bioprocess engineering, in biotechnology, genetic engineering, microbial vaccines, and the development of bionanotechnology, microbial engineering could be recognized as high potential technologies in the current scenario for economic development. Scientists and engineers are motivated for sustainable green technology as a part of an upcoming industrial revolution turning more and more to processes involving microorganisms. Applications of Microbial Engineering provides a better understanding of industrially important genetically manipulated and engineered prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell systems. The content of this book are based on most recent developments in microbial engineering. The contributions by specialists on the respective topics provide a profound scientific basis for further research. It is expected that this book will be a valuable resource for researchers as well as students dealing with microbiology and biotechnology.