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How the Laser Happened

How the Laser Happened Author Charles H. Townes
ISBN-10 0199882428
Release 2002-02-28
Pages 208
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In How the Laser Happened, Nobel laureate Charles Townes provides a highly personal look at some of the leading events in twentieth-century physics. Townes was inventor of the maser, of which the laser is one example; an originator of spectroscopy using microwaves; and a pioneer in the study of gas clouds in galaxies and around stars. Throughout his career he has also been deeply engaged with issues outside of academic research. He worked on applied research projects for Bell Labs; served on the board of directors for General Motors; and devoted extensive effort to advising the government on science, policy, and defense. This memoir traces his multifaceted career from its beginnings on the family farm in South Carolina. Spanning decades of ground-breaking research, the book provides a hands-on description of how working scientists and inventors get their ideas. It also gives a behind-the-scenes look at the scientific community, showing how scientists respond to new ideas and how they approach a variety of issues, from priority and patents to the social and political implications of their work. In addition, Townes touches on the sociology of science, uncovering some of the traditions and values that are invisible to an outsider. A towering and energetic figure, Townes has explored or pioneered most of the roles available to the modern scientist. In addition to fundamental research, he was actively involved in the practical uses of the laser and in the court cases to defend the patent rights. He was a founding member of the Jasons, an influential group of scientists that independently advises the government on defense policy, and he played an active part in scientific decisions and policies from the Truman through the Reagan administration. This lively memoir, packed with first-hand accounts and historical anecdotes, is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the history of science and an inspiring example for students considering scientific careers.



How the Laser Happened

How the Laser Happened Author Charles H. Townes
ISBN-10 0195122682
Release 1999-04-08
Pages 208
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In How the Laser Happened, Nobel laureate Charles Townes provides a highly personal look at some of the leading events in twentieth-century physics. Townes was inventor of the maser, of which the laser is one example; an originator of spectroscopy using microwaves; and a pioneer in the study of gas clouds in galaxies and around stars. Throughout his career he has also been deeply engaged with issues outside of academic research. He worked on applied research projects for Bell Labs; served on the board of directors for General Motors; and devoted extensive effort to advising the government on science, policy, and defense. This memoir traces his multifaceted career from its beginnings on the family farm in South Carolina. Spanning decades of ground-breaking research, the book provides a hands-on description of how working scientists and inventors get their ideas. It also gives a behind-the-scenes look at the scientific community, showing how scientists respond to new ideas and how they approach a variety of issues, from priority and patents to the social and political implications of their work. In addition, Townes touches on the sociology of science, uncovering some of the traditions and values that are invisible to an outsider. A towering and energetic figure, Townes has explored or pioneered most of the roles available to the modern scientist. In addition to fundamental research, he was actively involved in the practical uses of the laser and in the court cases to defend the patent rights. He was a founding member of the Jasons, an influential group of scientists that independently advises the government on defense policy, and he played an active part in scientific decisions and policies from the Truman through the Reagan administration. This lively memoir, packed with first-hand accounts and historical anecdotes, is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the history of science and an inspiring example for students considering scientific careers.



Laser

Laser Author Nick Taylor
ISBN-10 0806524715
Release 2003-07-01
Pages 304
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An account of the man who successfully proved that he had invented the laser recalls Gordon Gould's thirty-year battle with the U.S. Patent Office to claim this important legacy, in an inside look at the American patent process. Reprint.



Charles H Townes

Charles H  Townes Author Rachel Haynie
ISBN-10 1974041727
Release 2017-08-09
Pages 126
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Following a Prologue connecting dots between Charles Townes' visit to Chicago's A Century of Progress in 1933 to his career in science and service are a dozen biographical essays that pull the curtain back on various aspects of his life. Influences and interests, family and colleagues are all covered. Appendix coverage includes all his patents and all his 500 journal articles, plus honorary and earned degrees and a timeline.



Star Scouts The League of Lasers

Star Scouts  The League of Lasers Author Mike Lawrence
ISBN-10 9781626722811
Release 2018-03-20
Pages 208
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Avani is a new student in her Flower Scouts troop, but when she is accidentally abducted by an alien named Mabel, who is also a scout (a star scout collecting alien specimens like Avani) she is off for space advenutures, starting at Camp Andromeda.



Able One

Able One Author Ben Bova
ISBN-10 0765363585
Release 2011-03-29
Pages 384
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When communications satellites are destroyed by a rouge North Korean faction that is also plotting a thermonuclear attack, the fate of the world rests in the untested technology and crew of a laser-enabled 747 designed to eliminate missiles in flight. By the Hugo Award-winning author of The Green Trap. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.



Helix Wars

Helix Wars Author Eric Brown
ISBN-10 9781849974547
Release 2012-09-25
Pages 544
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SPIRAL INTO WAR! The Helix: a vast spiral of ten thousand worlds turning around its sun. Aeons ago, the enigmatic Builders constructed the Helix as a refuge for alien races on the verge of extinction. Two hundred years ago, humankind came to the Helix aboard a great colony ship, and the builders conferred on them the mantle of peacekeepers. For that long, peace has reigned on the Helix. But when shuttle pilot Jeff Ellis crash-lands on the world of Phandra, he interrupts a barbarous invasion from the neighbouring Sporelli, who are now racing to catch and exterminate Ellis before he can return to New Earth and inform the peacekeepers. Eric Brown returns to the rich worlds he created in the best-selling Helix with a vast science-fiction adventure populated with strange characters and fascinating creatures.



I m Working On That

I m Working On That Author William Shatner
ISBN-10 9781471108273
Release 2012-10-09
Pages 320
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Over five decades, Star Trek's celebration of mankind's technical achievements and positive view of the future have earned it an enduring place in our global culture. Its scientific vision has also had a profound effect on the past thirty years of technological breakthroughs. Join William Shatner, the original captain of the Starship Enterprise, as he reveals how Star Trek has influenced and inspired some of our greatest scientific minds -- the people behind the future we will all share. In interviews with dozens of scientists we learn about the inventions that will revolutionise our lives and the discoveries that will make it truly possible to explore the last great frontier -- space. As one Nobel Laureate commented on being shown a wood and plastic model of the engine core from a Star Trek: The Next Generation starship: "I'm working on that." From the technicalities of warp speed to real-life replicators to the likelihood of our being able to beam across continents, this always-informative book takes us on a fascinating and eye-opening voyage to the realms of the possible and probable.



Making Waves

Making Waves Author Charles H. Townes
ISBN-10 UOM:39015034031289
Release 1995
Pages 210
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Throughout his career Charles Townes has tended to avoid staying in fields that become too popular; consequently, his work has been characterized by great diversity. This selection of writings, taken from different phases of Towne's professional and personal life, reflects that diversity. Readers will discover brilliant and insightful essays on such wide ranging fields as maser and laser technology, quantum electronics, microwave spectroscopy, and molecules in interstellar space, along with thought-provoking spiritual views on how science and religion come together.



Hitler s Suppressed and Still Secret Weapons Science and Technology

Hitler s Suppressed and Still Secret Weapons  Science and Technology Author Henry Stevens
ISBN-10 1931882738
Release 2007-08-09
Pages 335
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Nazi technology extended far further than has generally been acknowledged, in fact to almost unfathomable levels! Yet conventional historians have absolutely failed to provide an adequate picture of the technology, and weaponry of the Third Reich. Was it government intervention, peer scepticism or just plain intellectual laziness which caused these historians to stop digging? Henry Stevens takes the story to the mat, providing a glimpse into German research of those times relying mostly on the governments own reports. Some for were declassified just or this book! Stevens also uses direct Nazi sources, summarised and translated in this book. Now we know what spooked the Allies in the closing months of World War II and why they were in such a panic to win quickly -- they had assembled mind-blowing intelligence reports of Nazi development of supermetals, electric guns, and ray weapons that could stop the engines of Allied aircraft -- in addition to highly feared X-ray and laser weaponry. Then there were the bombs. Contained in this book are reports of structured bombs of nipolit, N-stoff bombs, cold bombs, oxygen bombs which could destroy all life, atomic bombs and rumours of the mysterious molecular bomb. The true history of the fuel-air bomb is revealed by our own military. There is even a probability that the SS black alchemists of the Third Reich were experimenting with red mercury bomb technology. Very exotic technologies are also discussed including German experiments in time, Very fusion reactions, zero point energy and travel in deep space. The reasons for the scientific flowering in Germany during this period are discussed in terms of a completely different scientific paradigm shared by these scientists and how it relates to a unified view of gravity, matter and energy.



The Science of Star Wars

The Science of Star Wars Author Jeanne Cavelos
ISBN-10 1429971762
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 224
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Could the science fiction of Star Wars be the actual science of tomorrow? -How close are we to creating robots that look and act like R2-D2 and C-3PO? -Can we access a "force" with our minds to move objects and communicate telepathically with each other? -How might spaceships like the Millennium Falcon make the exhilarating jump into hyperspace? -What kind of environment could spawn a Wookiee? -Could a single blast from the Death Star destroy an entire planet? -Could light sabers possibly be built, and if so, how would they work? -Do Star Wars aliens look like "real" aliens might? -What would living on a desert planet like Tatooine be like? -Why does Darth Vader require an artificial respirator? Discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions of physics, astronomy, biology and more, as a noted scientist and Star Wars enthusiast explores The Science of Star Wars.



Laser Information Age

Laser Information Age Author
ISBN-10 9781615398485
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Laser Information Age has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Laser Information Age also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Laser Information Age book for free.



Atomic Adventures

Atomic Adventures Author James Mahaffey
ISBN-10 1681774216
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 464
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The latest investigationfrom acclaimed nuclear engineer and author James Mahaffey unearths forgotten nuclear endeavors throughout history that were sometimes hair-brained, often risky, and always fascinating."



The Accidental Scientist

The Accidental Scientist Author Graeme Donald
ISBN-10 1782437800
Release 2017-05-25
Pages 224
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Have you ever wondered how the ideas for some things come about? Surprisingly it is often as much down to chance as a single person's brilliance. The Accidental Scientist explores the role of chance and error in scientific, medical and commercial innovation, outlining exactly how some of the most well-known products, gadgets and useful gizmos came to be. Encompassing everything from DNA profiling to fingerprinting and TNT to the telephone, this book explores many of the discoveries that we are all so familiar with today, yet have the most interesting origins because of the story behind them. Not all discoveries require brilliance, and as The Accidental Scientist demonstrates, sometimes a special ingredient is needed: luck.



Palmetto Profiles

Palmetto Profiles Author W. Eric Emerson
ISBN-10 9781611172867
Release 2013-09-30
Pages 208
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Palmetto Profiles documents the lives and accomplishments of the inductees of the South Carolina Hall of Fame during its first forty years. As Governor John C. West predicted in his dedication speech, the Hall of Fame has indeed become a "vital and integral part of the history and culture of South Carolina." Nearly ninety citizens have been inducted since Apollo 16 astronaut Colonel Charles Duke, Jr., became the first honoree in 1973. Each year one contemporary and one deceased individual is recognized by the hall for outstanding contributions to South Carolina's heritage and progress. To date, inductees have included political leaders and reformers, artists, writers, scientists, soldiers, clergy, educators, athletes, and others. U.S. president Andrew Jackson, authors Elizabeth Coker and Pat Conroy, jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, artists Jasper Johns and Elizabeth O'Neil Verner, Catawba King Hagler, Generals Francis Marion and Thomas Sumter, civil rights leaders Mary McLeod Bethune and Reverend Benjamin E. Mays, U.S. senators J. Strom Thurmond and Fritz Hollings, and Nobel Prize winning physicist Charles H. Townes are just some of the representative South Carolinians memorialized in the Hall of Fame for their lasting legacies in the Palmetto State and beyond. Published on the fortieth anniversary of the opening of the South Carolina Hall of Fame and drawn from biographical entries in The South Carolina Encyclopedia, this guidebook presents concise profiles of the inductees from 1973 to 2013. Palmetto Profiles, like the Hall of Fame itself, serves as a tangible link to South Carolina's rich and complex past to the benefit of residents, visitors, and students alike. The volume also includes illustrations of all inductees and a foreword by Walter Edgar, a 2008 Hall of Fame inductee, author of South Carolina: A History, and editor of The South Carolina Encyclopedia.



The Roar

The Roar Author Emma Clayton
ISBN-10 9781910002049
Release 2014-09-04
Pages 319
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Twins Mika and Ellie live in a future behind a wall, safe from the plague animals that live beyond. Or so they've been told. When one of them disappears, and the other is caught in a sinister game, they begin to discover that their world is built on lies ...



The Rise of the Rusty Robo Cat

The Rise of the Rusty Robo Cat Author Mike Lowery
ISBN-10 9780761187219
Release 2017-06-27
Pages 112
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Introducing DOODLE ADVENTURES #3! Like The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs! and The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate!, The Rise of the Rusty Robo-Cat! marries the fun of drawing and doodling with a lively fantasy tale that will appeal to boys and girls alike. From Mike Lowery--creator of the popular Kid's Awesome Activity Calendar--it's like a visual Mad Libs: part game, part graphic novel, and a thrilling, interactive experience in which the reader draws him- or herself into the story and becomes the star. Carl the Duck is back and needs help on the very important mission of discovering why the cats around town are acting like jerks. Can you track them down and break the spell they are under? (And maybe draw a space vampire along the way?) Each page combines hand-lettered text, delightful illustrations, plus prompts and plenty of space for the reader's own contributions. The book is sturdy paper over board with high-quality cream paper that's a pleasure to draw on. Kids will love using their imaginations to complete the story, then reading it over and over again.