Also available on Feedbooks for Fontenay: • Rebels of the Red Planet (1961) • The Jupiter Weapon (1959) • The Silk and the Song (1956) • Service with a Smile (1958) • Wind (1959) • The Gift Bearer (1958) • Disqualified (1954) Copyright: Please read the legal notice included in this e-book and/or check the copyright status in your country. Note: This book is brought to you by Feedbooks http://www.feedbooks.com Strictly for personal use, do not use this file for commercial purposes.
.Transcriber's note: This etext was produced from If Worlds of Science Fiction April 1956.
About 400 years ago, the invention of telescopes and microscopes not only extended
our sense of seeing but also revolutionized our perception of the world. Extending this
perception further and further has since been the driving force for major scientific developments.
Local probe techniques extend our sense of touching into the micro- and
nanoworld and in thisway provide complementary newinsight into theseworlds with microscopic
In the area of applications, the Internet is currently the main driving force, particularly by enabling “cross enterprise”
applications. Historically, applications were intra-enterprise and could be specified and optimized entirely within one
administrative domain. However, most enterprises are interested in interacting with their suppliers and customers to share
information and provide better customer support. Such applications...
A shouting wave of men rioted through the engine room. From the bridge above the hulking atomics, Chief Engineer Durval vollied orders in a thunderous voice. "You men—you!" he raged. "Use your heads, not your feet. Drive them toward the door." A scattering of Them—compact darting beasts the color of a poppy—scuttled into the shadow of an engine. Heavy Davison wrenches clubbed futilely. This etext was produced from Planet Stories January 1954. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed....
This book describes high-speed precision motion control technologies which
are developed and applied to hard disk drives (HDDs). The first feature of
this book is that all the editors and the authors are engineers and professors
who are directly engaged in the study and development of HDD servo control.
Each author describes the control technologies that he developed, and most of
these technologies have already been successfully applied to mass production
This is a book about plant chemistry written by a herbalist with no
claims of being a chemist. Having a driving ambition to understand
the nature of herbal medicines—in particular what makes them
work—I delved head first into the previously alien world of atoms,
molecules and bonds. Having learned enough to be engaged to teach
the topic to budding herbalists and naturopaths, I set about formalising
the teaching notes—the result is the original (1996) edition of
This textbook has evolved from part of the first-year graduate curriculum in the
Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (MIT) . This curriculum includes four required semester-long subjects-
“Materials at Equilibrium,” “Mechanical Properties of Materials,” “Electrical, Optical,
and Magnetic Properties of Materials,” and “Kinetic Processes in Materials.
This is believed to be the first book that takes a view of nanotechnology from a
telecommunications and networking perspective. Nanotechnology refers to the manipulation
of materials at the atomic or molecular level. Nanotechnology is getting a lot
of attention of late not only in academic settings and in laboratories around the
world, but also in government and venture capitalists’ initiatives. There now is a
major drive to commercialize the technology by all sorts of firms, ranging from startups
to Fortune 100 companies.