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La Gaceta de Guatemala : un espacio para la difusión del conocimiento científico, 1797-1804
Hernández Pérez, José Santos, author
México, D. F. : Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2015
Baker Berry Q127.G83 H47 2015

Scientific composition and metaphysical ground
edited by Kenneth Aizawa and Carl Gillett
London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Baker Berry Q175 .S354 2016

Machine learning : algorithms and applications
Mohammed, Mohssen, 1982- author
Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2017]
Baker Berry Cook Q325.5 .M63 2017

A fortunate universe : life in a finely tuned cosmos
Lewis, Geraint F., author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
A conversation on fine-tuning -- I'm only human! -- Can you feel the force? -- Energy and entropy -- The universe is expanding -- All bets are off! -- A dozen (or so) reactions to fine-tuning -- A conversation continued.

"Over the last 40 years, scientists have uncovered evidence that if the Universe had been forged with even slightly different properties, life as we know it--and life as we can imagine it--would be impossible. Join us on a journey through how we understand the Universe, from its most basic particles and forces, to planets, stars and galaxies, and back through cosmic history to the birth of the cosmos. Conflicting notions about our place in the Universe are defined, defended and critiqued from scientific, philosophical and religious viewpoints. The authors' engaging and witty style addresses what fine-tuning might mean for the future of physics and the search for the ultimate laws of nature. Tackling difficult questions and providing thought-provoking answers, this volumes challenges us to consider our place in the cosmos, regardless of our initial convictions."--Dust jacket.
Kresge Popular Science Q172.5.C45 L4845 2016

Analyzing the role of citizen science in modern research
Ceccaroni, Luigi, 1969- author
Hershey PA : Information Science Reference, [2017]
Civic Education and Citizen Science : Definitions, Categories, Knowledge Representation / Luigi Ceccaroni, Anne Bowser, Peter Brenton -- More than Just Networking for Citizen Science : Examining Core Roles of Practitioner Organizations / Claudia Göbel, Jessica L Cappadonna, Gregory J Newman, Jian Zhang, Katrin Vohland -- SciStarter 2.0 : A Digital Platform to Foster and Study Sustained Engagement in Citizen Science / Catherine Hoffman, Caren B. Cooper, Eric B Kennedy, Mahmud Farooque, Darlene Cavalier -- What Drives Citizens to Engage in ICT-enabled Citizen Science? : Case Study of Online Amateur Weather Networks / Mohammad Gharesifard, Uta Wehn -- The Social Function of Citizen Science : Developing Researchers, Developing Citizens / Luis Arnoldo Ordóñez Vela, Enrico Bocciolesi, Giovanna Lombardi, Robin M. Urquhart -- Geographical Information Systems in Modern Citizen Science / Laia Subirats, Joana Simoes, Alexander Steblin -- Citizen Science and its Role in Sustainable Development : Status, Trends, Issues and Opportunities / Hai-Ying Liu, Mike Kobernus -- Social Context of Citizen Science Projects / Patricia Tiago -- Citizen Observatories as Advanced Learning Environments / Josep M. Mominó, Jaume Piera, Elena Jurado -- The Role of Citizen Science in Environmental Education : A Critical Exploration of the Environmental Citizen Science Experience / Ria Dunkley -- Citizen-driven Geographic Information Science / Thomas J. Lampoltshammer, Johannes Scholz -- Can Citizen Science Seriously Contribute to Policy Development? : A Decision Maker's View / Colin Chapman, Crona Judith Hodges -- Smart Activation of Citizens : Opportunities and Challenges for Scientific Research / Maria Gilda Pimentel Esteves, Jano Moreira de Souza, Alexandre Prestes Uchoa, Carla Viana Pereira, Marcio Antelio -- Surface Water Information Collection : Volunteers Keep the Great Lakes Great / Mark Gillingham.

"This book focuses on analyzing data on current initiatives and best practices in citizen engagement and education programs across various disciplines by highlighting emergent research and application techniques within citizen science initiatives"--
Baker Berry Q175.5 .C44 2017

Skills for a scientific life
Helliwell, John R., author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]
Kresge Q180.55.V6 H45 2017

Cycles of invention and discovery : rethinking the endless frontier
Narayanamurti, Venkatesh, 1939- author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016
Breaking barriers, building bridges -- Boundaries in science and engineering research -- The basic/applied dichotomy: the inadequacy of the linear model -- The origins of the "basic" and "applied" descriptors -- The discovery-invention cycle -- Bell Labs and the importance of institutional culture -- Designing radically innovative research institutions -- The need for a radical reformulation of S&T policy -- Moving forward in science and technology policy.

This book argues that the standard categories of research as "basic" or "applied" have become a hindrance to the actual practice of research. The historical understanding of the basic vs. applied dichotomy is contrasted with the perspectives and lived experiences of researchers in various institutions. Using Nobel Prize-winning work as examples, the book explores the daily micro-practices of research and shows how the distinction of "basic" and "applied" quickly loses salience when one pays attention to the actual practice of research. The book offers an alternative view of the research process that sees the processes of discovery and invention as two sides of the same coin. By considering research as an integrative process that can lead to inventions and/or discoveries, this book provides a new model for understanding the practice of research.--
Baker Berry Q180.55.M4 N27 2016

Scientific pluralism reconsidered : a new approach to the (dis)unity of science
Ruphy, Stéphanie, 1968- author
Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2016]
Baker Berry Q175 .R8513 2016

Strange science : investigating the limits of knowledge in the Victorian Age
Lara Karpenko and Shalyn Claggett, editors
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2017]
Baker Berry Q127.G5 S77 2017

Expeditions as experiments : practising observation and documentation
Marianne Klemun, Ulrike Spring, editors
[London] : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Chapter 8: Going Deeper Underground: Social Cooperation in Early Twentieth-Century Cave ExpeditionsSpeleology-A Travelling Field of Science; Subterranean Expeditions: Semantics and Politics; Subterranean Expeditions as Social Ventures; Expedition of the Speleological Club of Vienna into the Gassel-Tropfsteinh ohle Cave; Austrian Academy of Science Expedition into the Eisriesenwelt Cave; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 9: A Mutual Space? Stereo Photography on Viennese Anthropological Expeditions (1905-45); Introduction; Travel Instructions: Beyond the "Distorting Lens."

This collection focuses on different expeditions and their role in the process of knowledge acquisition from the eighteenth century onwards. It investigates various forms of scientific practice conducted during, after and before expeditions, and it places this discussion into the scientific context of experiments. In treating expeditions as experiments in a heuristic sense, we also propose that the expedition is a variation on the laboratory in which different practices can be conducted and where the transformation of uncertain into certain knowledge is tested. The experimental positioning of the expedition brings together an ensemble of techniques, strategies, material agents and social actors, and illuminates the steps leading from observation to facts and documentation. The chapters show the variety of scientific interests that motivated expeditions with their focus on natural history, geology, ichthyology, botany, zoology, helminthology, speleology, physical anthropology, oceanography, meteorology and magnetism.
Baker Berry Q115 .E935 2016

The handbook of science and technology studies
edited by Ulrike Felt, Rayvon Fouché, Clark A. Miller, Laurel Smith-Doerr
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017]
Baker Berry Q158.5 .H36 2017

Heart of the machine : our future in a world of artificial emotional intelligence
Yonck, Richard, author
New York : Arcade Publishing, [2017]
"Futurist Richard Yonck argues that instilling emotions, the first, most basic, and most natural form of communication, into computers is the next leap in our centuries-old obsession with creating machines that replicate humans. But for every benefit this progress may bring to our lives, there is a possible pitfall. Emotion recognition could lead to advanced surveillance, and the same technology that can manipulate our feelings could become a method of mass control. And, as shown in movies like Her and Ex Machina, our society already holds a deep-seated anxiety about what might happen if machines could actually feel and break free from our control. Heart of the Machine is an exploration of the new and inevitable ways in which mankind and technology will interact."
Baker Berry Cook Q335 .Y66 2017

Turing's imitation game : conversations with the unknown
Warwick, Kevin, 1954- author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
"Can you tell the difference between talking to a human and talking to a machine? Or, is it possible to create a machine which is able to converse like a human? In fact, what is it that even makes us human? Turing's Imitation Game, commonly known as the Turing Test, is fundamental to the science of artificial intelligence. Involving an interrogator conversing with hidden identities, both human and machine, the test strikes at the heart of any questions about the capacity of machines to behave as humans. While this subject area has shifted dramatically in the last few years, this book offers an up-to-date assessment of Turing's Imitation Game, its history, context and implications, all illustrated with practical Turing tests. The contemporary relevance of this topic and the strong emphasis on example transcripts makes this book an ideal companion for undergraduate courses in artificial intelligence, engineering or computer science."--
Baker Berry Cook Q341 .W37 2016

Science without numbers : a defence of nominalism
Field, Hartry H., 1946- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
Baker Berry Q175 .F477 2016

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