Browse Category


Pipeline Pumping and Compression Systems: A Practical Approach

By Mo Mohitpour, K. K. Botros, T. Van Hardeveld

This can be a complete specialist reference, education instrument, and textual content protecting all features of pipeline pumping and compression method layout, configuration optimisation, functionality and operation, as well as the dynamic behaviour of all of the piping and numerous components comprising every one process.

Show description

Keep Reading

Click: What Millions of People Are Doing Online and Why it Matters

By Bill Tancer

What time of 12 months do teenage women look for promenade attire on-line? How does the fast adoption of expertise impact company good fortune (and how is that on the topic of corn farmers in Iowa)? How do money and time impact the gender of tourists to on-line courting websites? and the way is the web itself affecting the way in which we event the realm? In Click, invoice Tancer takes us behind the curtain into the big database of on-line intelligence to bare the bare fact approximately how we use the internet, navigate to websites, and look for information--and what all of that says approximately who we're.

As on-line directories exchange the phone book, se's exchange conventional study, and information websites substitute newsprint, we're in an age during which we've got come to count enormously at the Internet--leaving at the back of a path of knowledge approximately ourselves as a tradition and the course during which we're headed. With brilliant and useful perception, Tancer demonstrates how the net is altering the way in which we soak up details and the way figuring out that modify can be utilized to our virtue in enterprise and in existence. click on analyzes the hot iteration of consumerism in a fashion no different publication has earlier than, displaying how we use the web, and the way these tendencies supply a wealth of marketplace learn approximately as big because the net itself. figuring out how we modify is crucial to our luck. in the end, we're what we click on.

Show description

Keep Reading

Physical Chemistry of Metallurgical Processes

This ebook covers numerous metallurgical issues, viz. roasting of sulfide minerals, matte smelting, slag, relief of oxides and relief smelting, interfacial phenomena, steelmaking, secondary steelmaking, position of halides in extraction of metals, refining, hydrometallurgy and electrometallurgy.

Each bankruptcy is illustrated with acceptable examples of purposes of the strategy in extraction of a few universal, reactive, infrequent or refractory steel including labored out difficulties explaining the main of the operation.

Show description

Keep Reading

Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest (MIT Press)

By Finn Brunton, Helen Nissenbaum

With Obfuscation, Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum suggest to begin a revolution. they're calling us to not the barricades yet to our pcs, supplying us how you can struggle ultra-modern pervasive electronic surveillance -- the gathering of our facts via governments, businesses, advertisers, and hackers. To the toolkit of privateness keeping options and tasks, they suggest including obfuscation: the planned use of ambiguous, complicated, or deceptive info to intrude with surveillance and knowledge assortment tasks. Brunton and Nissenbaum supply instruments and a reason for evasion, noncompliance, refusal, even sabotage -- specially for standard clients, these people no longer able to decide out or exert keep watch over over facts approximately ourselves. Obfuscation will educate clients to thrust back, software program builders to maintain their person info secure, and coverage makers to collect facts with out misusing it.

Brunton and Nissenbaum current a consultant to the kinds and codecs that obfuscation has taken and clarify how one can craft its implementation to fit the target and the adversary. They describe a chain of historic and modern examples, together with radar chaff deployed by means of global struggle II pilots, Twitter bots that hobbled the social media technique of renowned protest activities, and software program which may camouflage clients' seek queries and stymie web advertising. They move directly to contemplate obfuscation in additional common phrases, discussing why obfuscation is critical, if it is justified, the way it works, and the way it may be built-in with different privateness practices and technologies.

Show description

Keep Reading

Digital Video Concepts, Methods, and Metrics: Quality, Compression, Performance, and Power Trade-off Analysis

By Shahriar Akramullah

Digital Video recommendations, equipment, and Metrics: caliber, Compression, functionality, and gear Trade-off Analysis is a concise reference for execs in a variety of functions and vocations. It makes a speciality of giving the reader mastery over the recommendations, tools and metrics of electronic video coding, in order that readers have enough figuring out to settle on and track coding parameters for max effects that may swimsuit their specific wishes for caliber, compression, pace and power.

The functional elements are many: importing video to the web is simply the start of a development the place a client controls video caliber and velocity by means of buying and selling off quite a few different elements. Open resource and proprietary purposes equivalent to video electronic mail, inner most social gathering content material new release, modifying and archiving, and cloud asset administration may provide extra keep watch over to the end-user.

Digital video is often compressed and coded for less complicated garage and transmission. This method includes visible caliber loss as a result of general info compression concepts and calls for use of excessive functionality computing structures. A cautious stability among the quantity of compression, the visible caliber loss and the coding velocity is important to maintain the whole approach expense down, whereas providing a superb person event for numerous video functions. whilst, energy intake optimizations also are necessary to get the activity performed on reasonably cheap patron platforms.

Trade-offs might be made between those components, and appropriate concerns are fairly very important in resource-constrained low strength units. to higher comprehend the trade-offs this booklet discusses a complete set of engineering ideas, concepts, tools and metrics. It additionally exposes readers to methods on tips on how to differentiate and rank video coding solutions.

What you’ll learn

  • Cost-benefit research of compression techniques
  • Video caliber metrics evaluation
  • Performance and gear optimization and measurement
  • Trade-off research between strength, functionality, and visible quality
  • Emerging makes use of and purposes of video technologies

    Who this booklet is for

    This publication is for a person interested by designing, constructing, validating, deploying, and reviewing platforms and purposes that take care of electronic video. for instance, software program and engineers, procedure architects, technical software and product managers, aid and revenues engineers, process integrators, expertise newshounds and video execs operating within the multimedia and telecommunication industries, researchers and graduate scholars, or perhaps a tech-savvy consumer who posts a YouTube video might locate this ebook an invaluable reference.

    Table of Contents


    Chapter 1:Introduction

    Chapter 2: electronic Video Compression Techniques

    Chapter three: Video Coding Standards

    Chapter four: Video caliber Metrics

    Chapter five: Video Coding velocity and Performance

    Chapter 6: energy Consumptions via Video Applications

    Chapter 7: Video program energy intake on Low-Power Platforms

    Chapter eight: functionality, strength, and caliber Tradeoff Analysis

    Chapter nine: Conclusion

    Appendix: comparable Resources

    Show description

    Keep Reading

    Oxford Handbook of Nanoscience and Technology: Volume 3: Applications (Oxford Handbooks)

    This is often an agenda-setting and high-profile ebook that offers an authoritative and state-of-the-art research of nanoscience and expertise. The Oxford instruction manual of Nanoscience and Technology presents a finished and obtainable evaluate of the most important achievements in several features of this box.

    The Handbook includes three volumes, based thematically, with 25 chapters each one. quantity I provides primary problems with easy physics, chemistry, biochemistry, tribology and so forth. of nanomaterials. quantity II specializes in the growth made with host of nanomaterials together with DNA and protein established nanostructures. quantity III highlights engineering and comparable advancements, with a spotlight on frontal software parts. All chapters are written through famous foreign specialists within the box. The booklet could be valuable for ultimate yr undergraduates focusing on the sphere. it may turn out vital to graduate scholars, and severe researchers from educational and commercial sectors operating within the box of Nanoscience and expertise from diverse disciplines together with Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, drugs, fabrics technological know-how, Metallurgy, Ceramics, details know-how in addition to electric, digital and Computational Engineering.

    Show description

    Keep Reading

    Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

    By Nick Bostrom

    The human mind has a few services that the brains of different animals lack. it's to those precise services that our species owes its dominant place. different animals have more advantageous muscle mass or sharper claws, yet we've cleverer brains.

    If computer brains sooner or later come to surpass human brains mostly intelligence, then this new superintelligence might turn into very robust. because the destiny of the gorillas now relies extra on us people than at the gorillas themselves, so the destiny of our species then may come to rely on the activities of the computing device superintelligence.

    But we've one virtue: we get to make the 1st flow. Will or not it's attainable to build a seed AI or another way to engineer preliminary stipulations so one can make an intelligence explosion survivable? How might one in achieving a managed detonation?

    To catch up with to a solution to this question, we needs to make our approach via a desirable panorama of themes and issues. learn the e-book and find out about oracles, genies, singletons; approximately boxing tools, tripwires, and brain crime; approximately humanity's cosmic endowment and differential technological improvement; oblique normativity, instrumental convergence, entire mind emulation and know-how couplings; Malthusian economics and dystopian evolution; man made intelligence, and organic cognitive enhancement, and collective intelligence.

    This profoundly formidable and unique ebook alternatives its means rigorously via an unlimited tract of forbiddingly tough highbrow terrain. but the writing is so lucid that it by some means makes all of it appear effortless. After an totally engrossing trip that takes us to the frontiers of brooding about the human and the way forward for clever lifestyles, we discover in Nick Bostrom's paintings not anything below a reconceptualization of the basic job of our time.

    Show description

    Keep Reading

    The Sailor's Book of Small Cruising Sailboats: Reviews and Comparisons of 360 Boats Under 26 Feet

    By Henkel Steve

    For the 1st time ever, a comparative survey of ninety five percentage of the fiberglass pocketcruising sailboats ever built

    Author Steve Henkel has researched 1000's of boating sailboats below 26 ft long--pocket cruisers--to create this definitive gallery and guide of the small cruising sailboats inbuilt the final forty five years.

    With unique plans, necessities, functionality indexes, and observation for each version the writer might locate (360 in all!), "The Sailor s e-book of Small Cruising Sailboats" is your excellent middle reference for the used and new boats you notice at the water."

    Show description

    Keep Reading

    Shaping Things (Mediaworks Pamphlets)

    By Bruce Sterling

    " Shaping issues is approximately created items and the surroundings, that's to assert, it really is approximately everything," writes Bruce Sterling during this addition to the Mediawork Pamphlet sequence. He provides: "Seen from adequate distance, this can be a small topic."

    Sterling deals a super, frequently hilarious heritage of formed issues. we now have moved from an age of artifacts, made through hand, via complicated machines, to the present period of "gizmos." New sorts of layout and manufacture are showing that lack ancient precedent, he writes; however the construction tools, utilizing archaic sorts of strength and fabrics which are finite and poisonous, should not sustainable. the longer term will see a brand new type of item; we've the primitive sorts of them now in our wallet and briefcases: user-alterable, baroquely multi-featured, and programmable, that might be sustainable, enhanceable, and uniquely identifiable. Sterling cash the time period "spime" for them, those future-manufactured gadgets with informational help so wide and wealthy that they're considered as fabric instantiations of an immaterial procedure. Spimes are designed on monitors, fabricated through electronic potential, and accurately tracked via house and time. they're made from ingredients that may be folded again into the construction circulation of destiny spimes, tough we all to get entangled of their construction. Spimes are coming, says Sterling. we'll desire those gadgets which will dwell; we will not be capable of quit their benefits with out lousy consequences.

    The imaginative and prescient of Shaping Things is given fabric shape through the elaborate layout of Lorraine Wild. Shaping issues is for designers and thinkers, engineers and scientists, marketers and financiers; and an individual who desires to comprehend and be a part of the method of technosocial transformation.

    Show description

    Keep Reading