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Stretchable bioelectronics for medical devices and systems
John A. Rogers, Roozbeh Ghaffari, Dae-Hyeong Kim, editors
[Cham] Switzerland : Springer, [2016]
Liquid Metals for Soft and Stretchable Electronics -- Stretchability, Conformability, and Low-Cost Manufacture of Epidermal Sensors -- Mechanics and Designs of Stretchable Bioelectronics -- Soft Power: Stretchable and Ultra-Flexible Energy Sources for Wearable and Implantable Devices -- Wireless Applications of Conformal Bioelectronics -- Ultrathin, Skin-Like Devices for Precise, Continuous Thermal Property Mapping of Human Skin and Soft Tissues -- Soft Bio-Sensor Systems using Flexible and Stretchable Electronics Technology -- High-Performance Wearable Bioelectronics Integrated with Functional Nanomaterials -- Sensor Skins: An Overview -- Multifunctional Epidermal Sensor Systems with Ultrathin Encapsulation Packaging for Health Monitoring -- Laser-Enabled Fabrication Technologies for Low-Cost Flexible/Conformal Cutaneous Wound Interfaces -- Nanomaterials Based Skin-like Electronics for the Unconscious and Continuous Monitoring of Body Status -- Mechanically Compliant Neural Interfaces -- In Vitro Neural Recording by Microelectrode Array -- Materials and Designs for Multimodal Flexible Neural Probes.

This book highlights recent advances in soft and stretchable biointegrated electronics. A renowned group of authors address key ideas in the materials, processes, mechanics, and devices of soft and stretchable electronics; the wearable electronics systems; and bioinspired and implantable biomedical electronics. Among the topics discussed are liquid metals, stretchable and flexible energy sources, skin-like devices, in vitro neural recording, and more. Special focus is given to recent advances in extremely soft and stretchable bio-inspired electronics with real-world clinical studies that validate the technology. Foundational theoretical and experimental aspects are also covered in relation to the design and application of these biointegrated electronics systems. This is an ideal book for researchers, engineers, and industry professionals involved in developing healthcare devices, medical tools and related instruments relevant to various clinical practices.
Feldberg QH509.5 .S77 2016

The big picture : on the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself
Carroll, Sean M., 1966- author
New York, New York : Dutton est. 1852, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]
Cosmos. The fundamental nature of reality ; Poetic naturalism ; The world moves by itself ; What determines what will happen? ; Reasons why ; Our universe ; Time's arrow ; Memories and causes --Understanding. Learning about the world ; Updating our knowledge ; Is it okay to doubt everything? ; Reality emerges ; What exists, and what is illusion? ; Planets of belief ; Accepting uncertainty ; What can we know about the world without actually looking at it? ; Who am I? ; Abducting God -- Essence. How much we know ; The quantum realm ; Interpreting quantum mechanics ; The core theory ; The stuff of which we are made ; The effective theory of the everyday world ; Why does the universe exist? ; Body and soul ; Death is the end -- Complexity. The universe in a cup of coffee ; Light and life ; Funneling energy ; Spontaneous organization ; The origin and purpose of life ; Evolution's bootstraps ; Searching through the landscape ; Emergent purpose ; Are we the point? -- Thinking. Crawling into consciousness ; The babbling brain ; What thinks? ; The hard problem ; Zombies and stories ; Are photons conscious? ; What acts on what? ; Freedom to choose -- Caring. Three billion heartbeats ; What is and what ought to be ; Rules and consequences ; Constructing goodness ; Listening to the world ; Existential therapy -- Appendix: The equation underlying you and me.

"The award-winning Caltech physicist and author of The Particle at the End of the Universe shares sweeping perspectives into how human purpose and meaning naturally fit into a scientific worldview,"
Kresge Popular Science QH325 .C36 2016

All these worlds are yours : the scientific search for alien life
Willis, Jon (College teacher), author
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
"Long before space travel was possible, the idea of life beyond Earth transfixed humans. In this fascinating book, astronomer Jon Willis explores the science of astrobiology and the possibility of locating other life in our own galaxy. Describing the most recent discoveries by space exploration missions, including the Kepler space telescope, the Mars Curiosity rover, and the New Horizons probe, Willis asks readers to imagine—and choose among—five scenarios for finding life. He encourages us to wonder whether life might exist within Mars’s subsoil ice. He reveals the vital possibilities on the water-ice moons Europa and Enceladus. He views Saturn’s moon Titan through the lens of our own planet’s ancient past. And, he even looks beyond our solar system, investigating the top candidates for a “second Earth” in a myriad of exoplanets and imagining the case of a radio signal arriving from deep space. Covering the most up-to-date research, this accessibly written book provides readers with the basic knowledge necessary to decide where they would look for alien life"--Jacket.
Kresge QH326 .W55 2016

Stories from the Leopold shack : sand county revisited
Leopold, Estella B
Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Rebuilding -- Winter -- Spring -- Summer -- Fall -- The evolving archery enterprise -- The shack landscape and its restoration : a natural history -- The continuing process of restoration, 1948-present -- The shack idea -- Epilogue : "family and familiarity".
Baker Berry QH105.W6 L46 2016

The rarest of the rare : stories behind the treasures at the Harvard Museum of Natural History
Pick, Nancy
New York : Scala Arts Publishers, Inc., 2015
Presents a collection of illustrated photos and diagrams depicting a vast array of animals, minerals, and plants at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and includes stories behind a number of specimens.
Baker Berry QH70.U6 P53 2015

Ocean solutions, earth solutions
Dawn J. Wright, editor
Redlands, California : Esri Press, [2016]
Baker Berry QH541.5.S3 O22 2016

Heredity explored : between public domain and experimental science, 1850-1930
edited by Staffan Müller-Wille and Christina Brandt
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2016]
From heredity to genetics : political, medical, and agro-industrial contexts / by Staffan Müller-Wille and Christina Brandt -- The bachelor : a case of failed generativity in nineteenth-century literature and science / by Ulrike Vedder -- Eugenics without eugenists? : Anglo-American critiques of cousin marriage in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / by Diane B. Paul and Hamish G. Spencer -- Asylums of hereditary research in the efficient modern state / by Theodore M. Porter -- The emancipatory power of heredity : anthropological discourse and Jewish integration in Germany, 1892-1935 / by Veronika Lipphardt -- Heredity before genetics / by Hans-Jürg Rheinberger and Staffan Müller-Wille -- Natural selection, regression, and heredity in Darwinian and post-Darwinian evolutionary theory / by Jean Gayon -- Concepts of gender difference in genetics / by Helga Satzinger -- Pure lines as industrial simulacra : a cultural history of genetics from Darwin to Johannsen / by Christophe Bonneuil -- Message in a bottle : the business of vaccines and the nature of heredity after 1880 / by Andrew Mendelsohn -- Clonal patents : a convergence of heredity and invention / by Alain Pottage -- The prenatal : contingencies of procreation and transmission in the nineteenth and early twentieth century / by Caroline Arni -- The hereditary transmission of human pathologies between 1900 and 1940 : the good reasons not to become "Mendelian" / by Jean-Paul Gaudilliüre and Ilana Loewy -- In search of the ideal population : the study of human heredity before and after the Mendelian break / by Bernd Gausemeier -- Revisiting the origin of genetics / by Staffan Müller-Wille and Marsha Richmond -- Transatlantic mutants : evolution, epistemics, and the engineering of variation 1903-1930 / by Luis Campos and Alexander von Schwerin -- "Pure lines" in the laboratory : protozoa as research models in early twentieth century heredity studies / by Christina Brandt and Judy Johns Schloegel.
Baker Berry QH428 .H47 2016

The snow leopard
Matthiessen, Peter
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2008
Westward -- Northward -- At Crystal Mountain -- The way home.

"In 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard. Matthiessen, a student of Zen Buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest— to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain. As the climb proceeds, Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one, with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, impermanence, and beauty."--Publisher information.
On Reserve at Kresge QH193.H5 M37 2008

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