Elephants on Acid: and Other Bizarre Experiments by Alex Boese

By Alex Boese

Have you questioned if a severed head keeps cognizance lengthy adequate to determine what occurred to it? Or even if your puppy could run to fetch aid, in the event you fell down a disused mineshaft? And what could occur if you happen to have been to provide an elephant the biggest ever unmarried dose of LSD? the possibilities are that somebody, someplace has carried out a systematic test to discover out...'Excellent bills of a few of an important and engaging experiments in biology and psychology' - Simon Singh. If left to their very own units, could infants instinctively opt for a well-balanced vitamin? realize the key of ways to sleep on planes. Which rather tastes higher in a blind tasting - Coke or Pepsi?

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Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 23 by Mark Frauenfelder

By Mark Frauenfelder

Arthur C. Clarke famously wrote in 1961, "Any sufficiently complex know-how is indistinguishable from magic." within the subsequent factor of MAKE (Vol. 23) we will exhibit you the know-how adequate to make issues that appear like magic. during this distinctive contraptions factor, dedicated to machines that do pleasant and mind-blowing issues, we will enable you make the subsequent: a magic suitcase that includes an lively soothsayer, an electromagnetic equipment that shoots aluminum jewelry, a shrewdpermanent wood equipment mechanism invented via Renaissance gadgetmaster Leonardo Da Vinci, a miniature digital Whack-a-Mole arcade video game, a tiny yet potent audio amplifier, and a creepy mechanical field that is basically goal is to show itself off. All this and masses, even more in MAKE Vol. 23. MAKE remains to be a pace-setter within the tech DIY circulate as a result of its uncanny intuition to have interaction the interest, power, and keenness of the turning out to be group of Makers -- DIY fanatics, hobbyist engineers/designers, and others who prefer to tweak, disassemble, recreate, and invent cool new makes use of for expertise in impressive tasks they adopt of their backyards, basements, and garages.

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NMR - From Spectra to Structures: An Experimental Approach by Terence N. Mitchell

By Terence N. Mitchell

Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy is without doubt one of the strongest analytical equipment. This practice-oriented textbook goals at instructing how NMR experiments may be used to make structural asssignments. The ebook is meant as a realistic advisor for college kids and laboratory group of workers, in order that the emphasis is on sensible instead of on theoretical features, that are taken care of merely to the level essential to comprehend the experiments and to interpret the results.The moment variation has been accelerated to incorporate numerous different heteronuclei (15N, 19F, 29Si, 77Se, 113Cd, 117Sn/119Sn, 195Pt, 207Pb) and a brand new bankruptcy on sturdy country NMR. the issues part has been enlarged and now contains 50 difficulties. those are of alternative levels of complexity and in all situations comprise two-dimensional (2D) tools in addition to general proton and carbon 1D spectra.

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Vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy by James A. Samson, David L. Ederer

By James A. Samson, David L. Ederer

This quantity is for practitioners, experimentalists, and graduate scholars in utilized physics, really within the fields of atomic and molecular physics, who paintings with vacuum ultraviolet functions and are wanting deciding upon the simplest form of glossy instrumentation. It presents first-hand wisdom of the cutting-edge gear resources and provides technical info on tips on how to use it, besides a extensive reference bibliography. Key good points * geared toward experimentalists who're short of selecting the simplest kind of sleek instrumentation during this utilized box * incorporates a unique bankruptcy on laboratory resources * presents an up to date description of state of the art apparatus and methods * encompasses a vast reference bibliography

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Introduction to Contact Mechanics (Mechanical Engineering by Anthony C. Fischer-Cripps

By Anthony C. Fischer-Cripps

Touch mechanics offers with the elastic or plastic touch among good items, and is therefore in detail hooked up with such issues as fracture, hardness, and elasticity.

This textual content, meant for complicated undergraduates, starts with an advent to the mechanical houses of fabrics, normal fracture mechanics, and fractures in brittle solids. this can be by means of a close dialogue of stresses and the character of elastic and elastic-plastic touch. The dialogue then turns to an outline of pressure fields and their function within the formation of cracks in brittle fabrics and of sub-surface harm in ductile fabrics. The publication concludes with an summary of functional tools if indentation trying out.

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Conversion Tables of Units in Science & Engineering by A.L. Horvath

By A.L. Horvath

Changing devices from one form of utilization to a different is a continuing and common challenge that engineers and scientists need to clear up. This e-book will accordingly be helpful because it offers an entire insurance of the entire conversion components required. protecting parts similar to mechanical devices, thermal devices, devices of actual chemistry, devices of sunshine, devices of electrical energy and magnetism and likewise radiation. References are given all through and there's a accomplished index.

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Choosing and Using a Refracting Telescope by Neil English

By Neil English

The refracting telescope has an extended and illustrious previous. Here’s what the writer says approximately early telescopes and today’s refractors: “Four centuries in the past, a hitherto vague Italian scientist grew to become a home-made spyglass in the direction of the heavens. The lenses he used have been lousy through glossy criteria, inaccurately figured and choked with the scars in their perilous trip from the furnace to the completing workshop. but, regardless of those imperfections, they allowed him to work out what not anyone had ever visible prior to – a universe way more complicated and dynamic than an individual had dared think. yet in addition they proved perpetually helpful within the humdrum of human affairs. For the 1st time ever, you'll secret agent in your neighbor from a distance, or visual display unit the method of a war-mongering military, hence finding out the destiny of countries. “The refractor is surely the prince of telescopes. in comparison with all different telescopic designs, the unobstructed view of the refractor allows it to trap the sharpest, optimum distinction photos and the widest usable box. No different telescope layout can beat it on equivalent phrases. From a pragmatic standpoint, refractors are the main cozy and least frustrating telescope to watch with. They require little upkeep and funky down quickly to permit you to monitor in mins instead of hours. simply because a refractor has extra again concentration than nearly the other kind of telescope, it may possibly settle for the widest diversity of add-ons, together with filters, cameras, and binoviewers.” discover during this publication what makes refractors one of these good selection for beginner astronomers and the way to settle on definitely the right one for you. additionally get a few nice how to use your new refractor. start now, seeing for your self the remarkable and intricate universe first opened to human sight extra simply four hundred years ago.

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Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 3: Build Siege Weapons of by John Austin

By John Austin

Utilizing easy-to-find and cheap fabrics, this convenient source teaches laptop warriors find out how to construct a mess of medieval siege guns for the fashionable period. amateur opponents will discover ways to construct 35 security guns, together with a marshmallow catapult, a chopstick bow, a bottle cap crossbow, and a clothespin ballista. as well as beefing up their darkish Age arsenal, would-be warriors are supplied with a couple of ambitions on which to perform their capturing talents. transparent diagrams, directions, and safeguard information for every undertaking are integrated, making building of every of those guns uncomplicated, secure, and enjoyable.

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