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
View: 5529
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
View: 6839
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.

History of Engineering and Technology

Artful Methods
Author: Ervan G. Garrison
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849398100
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 368
View: 6899
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.

Solving the Communion Enigma

What Is To Come
Author: Whitley Strieber
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101554231
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 240
View: 3927
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.

Continuing Engineering Studies Series

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Engineering
Page: N.A
View: 6016

Enigma Ship

Author: J. Steven York,Christina F. York
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743456750
Category: Fiction
Page: 152
View: 1182
Sent to investigate the mysterious disappearances of several Federation starships, the U.S.S. da Vinci discovers a true technological marvel: a holographic vessel. Commander Sonya Gomez and her S.C.E. team try to navigate the different holographic scenarios playing inside the "holoship," and are surprised to find the crews of the missing ships -- who think they've been rescued! Gomez and her team must convince the crews that they are trapped in an endless holographic program, or risk losing them forever!

Alan Turing

The Enigma Man
Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1784280429
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 2082
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.

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
View: 3429
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
View: 6390
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
View: 1910
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.

The Enigma symposium 2003

Author: Hugh Skillen
Publisher: N.A
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Page: 63
View: 1133

Particle Science and Engineering

Proceedings of UK-China International Particle Technology Forum IV
Author: Xiaoshu Cai,Jerry Heng
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1849739579
Category: Science
Page: 160
View: 2512
Discussing the state of the art research in particle science and technology and their roles in the environment, this book will contain a selection of high quality papers from the UK-China International Particle Technology Forum IV held in Shanghai. Coverage includes a wide range of topics - synthesis and crystallisation, characterisation and measurement across length scales, multi-scale modelling and simulation, processing and handling of particulate system, nanoparticle technology and particle mechanics - making this a valuable reference for the recent advances and future research directions in the field and related fields. With applications in emerging areas, it will integrate different perspectives of particle science and technology to help the understanding of the fundamentals of particle systems for scientists and engineers in the fields of environmental science, energy and modelling.

Fuzzy Applications in Industrial Engineering

Author: Cengiz Kahraman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 354033517X
Category: Mathematics
Page: 598
View: 9552
After an introductory chapter explaining recent applications of fuzzy sets in IE, this book explores the seven major areas of IE to which fuzzy set theory can contribute: Control and Reliability, Engineering Economics and Investment Analysis, Group and Multi-criteria Decision-making, Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics, Manufacturing Systems and Technology Management, Optimization Techniques, and Statistical Decision-making. Under these major areas, every chapter includes didactic numerical applications.

Applications of Mathematics and Informatics in Science and Engineering

Author: Nicholas J. Daras
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 3319047205
Category: Mathematics
Page: 445
View: 2787
Analysis, assessment, and data management are core competencies for operation research analysts. This volume addresses a number of issues and developed methods for improving those skills. It is an outgrowth of a conference held in April 2013 at the Hellenic Military Academy and brings together a broad variety of mathematical methods and theories with several applications. It discusses directions and pursuits of scientists that pertain to engineering sciences. It is also presents the theoretical background required for algorithms and techniques applied to a large variety of concrete problems. A number of open questions as well as new future areas are also highlighted. This book will appeal to operations research analysts, engineers, community decision makers, academics, the military community, practitioners sharing the current “state-of-the-art,” and analysts from coalition partners. Topics covered include Operations Research, Games and Control Theory, Computational Number Theory and Information Security, Scientific Computing and Applications, Statistical Modeling and Applications, Systems of Monitoring and Spatial Analysis.

Law, Medicine and Engineering in the Cult of the Saints in Counter-Reformation Rome

The Hagiographical Works of Antonio Gallonio, 1556-1605
Author: Jetze Touber
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004265147
Category: History
Page: 354
View: 3865
This book shows how the sixteenth-century priest Antonio Gallonio engaged with law, medicine and engineering, to draw attention to saintly virtues. It exposes the tensions between a theocratic clergy and the self-assertion of secular professionals in the Italian Counter-Reformation

The Metabolic Pathway Engineering Handbook

Author: Christina Smolke
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439802977
Category: Medical
Page: 678
View: 6086
This first volume of the Metabolic Pathway Engineering Handbook provides an overview of metabolic pathway engineering with a look towards the future. It discusses cellular metabolism, including transport processes inside the cell and energy generating reactions, as well as rare metabolic conversions. This volume also explores balances and reaction

Biomedical Engineering Handbook 2

Author: Joseph D. Bronzino
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540668084
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: N.A
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The Chessman Enigma

Author: M S Koll
Publisher: Memoirs Publishing
ISBN: 1909020702
Category: Fiction
Page: 620
View: 4717
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.

Links in the History of Engineering and Technology from Tudor Times

The Collected Papers of Rhys Jenkins ... Comprising Articles in the Professional and Technical Press, Mainly Prior to 1920 and a Catalogue of Other Published Work
Author: Rhys Jenkins
Publisher: N.A
Category: Engineering
Page: 246
View: 4502