Living at Micro Scale

Discusses the constraints on the size, shape, and behavior of tiny organisms using findings from different fields to show why microorganisms have some of the properties they have.

Author: David B. Dusenbery

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674031164

Category: Science

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Discusses the constraints on the size, shape, and behavior of tiny organisms using findings from different fields to show why microorganisms have some of the properties they have.
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Mechanics Over Micro and Nano Scales

Ananthasuresh, G. K. et al., “Micro and Smart Systems”, Wiley, India, 2010 2. Dusenbery, David B., “Living at Micro Scale”, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass, USA, 2009 3. Madou, Marc J., “Fundamentals of Microfabrication” (2nd ...

Author: Suman Chakraborty

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441996015

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 269

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Mechanics Over Micro and Nano Scales covers the recent developments in the fields of mechanics in all forms over micro, meso and nano scales. Special emphasis is given to related novel applications and includes fundamental aspects of fluid and solid mechanics, soft matters, scaling laws, and synthetic biology. At the micro and nano scales, realization of many technologically viable ideas relies on the skillful integration of mechanics at macroscopic and molecular levels, both for solids as well as fluids. Research in the related areas is no longer confined to the understanding of the governing the physics of the system, but is also responsible for triggering a technological revolution at small scales. This book also: discusses the fundamentals of mechanics over micro and nano scales in a level accessible to multi-disciplinary researchers, with a balance of mathematical details and physical principles, covers life sciences and chemistry for use in emerging applications related to mechanics over small scales and demonstrates the explicit interconnection between various scale issues and the mechanics of miniaturized systems. Mechanics Over Micro and Nano Scales is an ideal book for researchers and engineers working in mechanics of both solids and fluids.
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Soft Matter at Aqueous Interfaces

Gennes, Gouttes, bulles, perles et ondes (Belin, Paris, 2005) D.B. Dusenbery, Living at Micro Scale (Harvard University Press, USA, 2009) M. Gad-el-Hak, The MEMS Handbook (CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2005) D. Figeys, D. Pinto, Lab-on-a-chip: ...

Author: Peter Lang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319245027

Category: Science

Page: 555

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This book covers the science of interfaces between an aqueous phase and a solid, another liquid or a gaseous phase, starting from the basic physical chemistry all the way to state-of-the-art research developments. Both experimental and theoretical methods are treated thanks to the contributions of a distinguished list of authors who are all active researchers in their respective fields. The properties of these interfaces are crucial for a wide variety of processes, products and biological systems and functions, such as the formulation of personal care and food products, paints and coatings, microfluidic and lab-on-a-chip applications, cell membranes, and lung surfactants. Accordingly, research and expertise on the subject are spread over a broad range of academic disciplines and industrial laboratories. This book brings together knowledge from these different places with the aim of fostering education, collaborations and research progress.
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Physics Related to Anesthesia

Living at Micro Scale, p.49. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. ISBN 978-0-674-03116-6. 725R. K. Sinnott Coulson & Richardson's Chemical Engineering, Volume 6: Chemical Engineering Design, 4th ed (Butterworth-Heinemann) ISBN 0 ...

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Morphodynamics

Micropaleontology 34: 41-51. Brusca, R. C. and G. J Brusca. 2003. Invertebrates, Second Edition. Sinauer Associates, 936p. Dusenbery, D. B. 2009. Living at Micro Scale. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 49p. Gocht, H. 1981.

Author: Adolf Seilacher

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482221190

Category: Nature

Page: 551

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Morphodynamics is defined as the unique interaction among environment, functional morphology, developmental constraints, phylogeny, and time—all of which shape the evolution of life. These fabricational patterns and similarities owe their regularity not to a detailed genetic program, but to extrinsic factors, which may be mechanical, chemical, or biological in nature. These self-organizing mechanisms are the focus of Morphodynamics. Illustrated by numerous examples from across the biological spectrum, this book embodies the foundation of noted paleontologist Adolf Seilacher’s thinking on the study of morphodynamics. It represents his unique approach of presenting paleontology from an ecological and constructional perspective, rather than a purely taxonomic one. The hallmark of Seilacher’s storied career has been a constructional and functional focus. He begins by discussing the basic principles—form, pattern formation, ecology and evolution, as well as the factors that override those processes. Next, he examines how morphodynamic principles are implemented in various invertebrates including single-celled protists, Ediacarans, sponges, coelenterates, shelled organisms, worms, arthropods, and echinoderms. The final chapter explores how morphogenetic principles may apply to clonal colonial organisms. Summarizing seventy years of research into the interactions of form, function, and evolution, the book is copiously illustrated with the author’s own distinctive drawings and an abundance of photos. It provides a framework for readers to pose their own questions and sharpen their interpretive skills on this fascinating topic.
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Everyday Mobile Belonging

Hence, 'belonging' to a non-student life might appear to 'fix' living at home students to a locality, ... This has provided us with opportunities to scrutinise the mobilities of living at home students at a more micro scale, ...

Author: Kirsty Finn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350041110

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This book presents a framework for a new kind of thinking about student mobilities and belonging, which foregrounds the everyday and rhythmic dimensions of students' experiences. Using case studies from a variety of UK higher education contexts, this book develops the concepts of everyday mobilities and mobile belongingness. The authors draw on key ideas about the changing characteristics of UK higher education and of student belonging, exploring the central themes of the sensory, affective and emotional aspects of student mobilities; contested and mobile belongings; and the significance of everyday life, to bring a new dimension to the literature on inter and intra-national student mobilities. This is achieved through an examination of the innovative ways in which social science methods have been (re)imagined through mobility, with a specific focus on youth and education. Kirsty Finn and Mark Holton bring together theory and research from the fields of education studies, geography and sociology, and combine this with a discussion of rich empirical data from three UK-based research projects to set out an explicitly mobility-centred approach to 21st-century student experiences. The findings can be recognised globally because they synthesise debates about travel and transport, students' sense of place and feelings of belonging, and the interrelationship between physical, social and virtual mobilities that higher education brings together. In doing so, this text offers a coherent and grounded campaign for theory and research within studies of higher education that foreground multiple mobilities and diverse feelings of belonging.
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The Design of Mammals

Scaling in Biology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Calder, W.A. (1984). Size, Function, and Life History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Dusenbery, D.B. (2009). Living at Micro Scale: The Unexpected Physics of Being Small.

Author: John William Prothero

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107110472

Category: Nature

Page: 450

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A uniquely comprehensive examination of the ways in which mammals of diverse size and taxonomy are quantitatively similar and dissimilar.
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Living at the End of Time

Not to give away the end of the book, but a larger house and gardens now occupy the land, along with associated garden sheds, a teahouse, a toolshed, a writing studio, pergolas, and similar small-scale structures, all in the ...

Author: John Hanson Mitchell

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 9781611685893

Category: Nature

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In this second book in his Scratch Flat Chronicles, John Hanson Mitchell tells how he set out to recreate Henry David ThoreauÕs two years at Walden Pond in a replica of ThoreauÕs cabin. Mitchell lived off the grid, without running water or electricity, in a tiny house not half a mile from a major highway and in the shadow of a massive new computer company. Nevertheless, his contact with wildlife, the changing seasons, and the natural world equaled and even surpassed ThoreauÕs. Hugely popular with the international community of Thoreau followers when it was first published, this book will now be essential reading for the growing community of people who are interested in living in a tiny house, fully experiencing the natural world, or finding self-sufficiency in an increasingly plugged-in society.
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Systems Medicine

The purple arrows indicate the inclusion of one spatial scale into the next but usually with model reduction (using, for example, machine learning techniques). ... Living at Micro Scale: The Unexpected Physics of Being Small.

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Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128160787

Category: Science

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Technological advances in generated molecular and cell biological data are transforming biomedical research. Sequencing, multi-omics and imaging technologies are likely to have deep impact on the future of medical practice. In parallel to technological developments, methodologies to gather, integrate, visualize and analyze heterogeneous and large-scale data sets are needed to develop new approaches for diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. Systems Medicine: Integrative, Qualitative and Computational Approaches is an innovative, interdisciplinary and integrative approach that extends the concept of systems biology and the unprecedented insights that computational methods and mathematical modeling offer of the interactions and network behavior of complex biological systems, to novel clinically relevant applications for the design of more successful prognostic, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. This 3 volume work features 132 entries from renowned experts in the fields and covers the tools, methods, algorithms and data analysis workflows used for integrating and analyzing multi-dimensional data routinely generated in clinical settings with the aim of providing medical practitioners with robust clinical decision support systems. Importantly the work delves into the applications of systems medicine in areas such as tumor systems biology, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases as well as immunology and infectious diseases amongst others. This is a fundamental resource for biomedical students and researchers as well as medical practitioners who need to need to adopt advances in computational tools and methods into the clinical practice. Encyclopedic coverage: ‘one-stop’ resource for access to information written by world-leading scholars in the field of Systems Biology and Systems Medicine, with easy cross-referencing of related articles to promote understanding and further research Authoritative: the whole work is authored and edited by recognized experts in the field, with a range of different expertise, ensuring a high quality standard Digitally innovative: Hyperlinked references and further readings, cross-references and diagrams/images will allow readers to easily navigate a wealth of information
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