A story of optical fiber: Optical cable field test realized by Kunio Masuno

By Kunio Masuno

電電公社(現NTT)研究所でただひとり
光ファイバから光ケーブル、現場試験まで経験した研究者が綴る
日本で最初の光ファイバケーブル現場試験に至るまでの記録

・光ファイバはどのようにして実現されたか
・光ファイバ、光ケーブルの研究開発の歴史
・世界初の大規模現場試験

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Steve Jobs. La storia continua (Business & technology) by Jay Elliot,William L. Simon,I. Katerinov

By Jay Elliot,William L. Simon,I. Katerinov

“Un mago. Un chief, temuto e ammirato. Un inventore. Un artista della tecnologia. Un uomo poco diplomatico. Figlio adottivo, studente curioso ma inadatto a ¬ finire l’università, pioniere dell’elettronica, seguace dello zen, imprenditore di successo cacciato dall’azienda che ha fondato, creatore di uno degli studios di animazione più acclamati della storia, rigeneratore di un’azienda decotta, magni¬fico narratore dell’innovazione, eterno s¬fidante dei colossi dell’informatica, della musica, delle telecomunicazioni, dell’editoria, autore della storia aziendale fra le più ricche di ogni pace… Ma se ammettiamo che Steve Jobs sia un caso praticamente unico nella storia dei chief aziendali, ha senso cercare di imparare dalla sua biografia in keeping with migliorare un’impresa o immaginarne una nuova? […]

Jay Elliot ne è convinto. È un testimone dell’energia innovativa generata da Steve Jobs. E avverte l’urgenza di condividere quello che ha visto. Anche perché tra il suo primo libro e quello che avete in mano in questo momento è intervenuta los angeles morte del suo amico, collega e maestro. […] in keeping with Elliot, Steve Jobs è stato prima di tutto un chief e un ispiratore. Tutto, in lui, comincia dalla visione. E l. a. prima prova che l. a. visione deve superare è los angeles sua comunicazione. Elliot ricorda che in keeping with Jobs comunicare l. a. visione alla squadra è importante quanto creare un nuovo prodotto. Una visione è una storia che non si è ancora realizzata, che riesce a mettere insieme molte osservazioni e le interpreta in modo originale. […]

Al centro della visione di Jobs c’era l. a. convinzione di poter disegnare e migliorare lo spazio che c’è tra l. a. personality e los angeles tecnologia… E ha cominciato lanciando il Macintosh nel 1984. Quella macchina sarebbe diventata un oggetto di culto ma non un immediato successo commerciale… Steve Jobs avrebbe dovuto affrontare l’inferno della cacciata dall’azienda che aveva fondato, avrebbe dovuto imparare a superare se stesso e a condurre i suoi collaboratori a compiere un’analoga impresa, in step with portare a compimento, molti anni dopo, il suo progetto: che non sarebbe stato un computing device ma un insieme di tecnologie, dal Mac all’iPod-iTunes, dall’iPhone all’iPad e all’App shop, che moltiplicano e trasformano prima di tutto le interfacce in line with accedere alla potenza del digitale.

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Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform by Carin Berkowitz

By Carin Berkowitz

Sir Charles Bell (1774–1842) used to be a scientific reformer in a superb age of reform—an occasional and reluctant vivisectionist, a theistic popularizer of ordinary technology, a Fellow of the Royal Society, a medical professional, an artist, and a instructor. He used to be one of the final of a iteration of clinical males who strove to model a very British technological know-how of drugs; who shaped their careers, their examine, and their courses in the course of the deepest study rooms of nineteenth-century London; and whose politics have been formed through the exigencies of constructing a residing via patronage in a time while careers in scientific technological know-how easily didn't exist. A decade after Bell’s demise, that international used to be long past, changed via professionalism, standardized schooling, and standard occupation paths.

           

In Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform, Carin Berkowitz takes readers into Bell’s international, supporting us comprehend the lifetime of drugs prior to the trendy separation of school room, laboratory, and health facility. via Bell’s tale, we witness the age whilst smooth clinical technological know-how, with its sensible universities, set curricula, and doctors, was once born.

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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: 20 by Charles Darwin,Frederick Burkhardt,James Secord,The Editors

By Charles Darwin,Frederick Burkhardt,James Secord,The Editors of the Darwin Correspondence Project

This quantity is a part of the definitive variation of letters written by way of and to Charles Darwin, the main celebrated naturalist of the 19th century. Notes and appendixes positioned those attention-grabbing and wide-ranging letters in context, making the letters available to either students and basic readers. Darwin trusted correspondence to assemble facts from around the globe and to debate his rising rules with clinical colleagues, lots of whom he by no means met in individual. The letters are released chronologically: quantity 20 contains letters from 1872, the yr within which The Expression of the feelings in guy and Animals was once released, making ground-breaking use of images. additionally during this 12 months, the 6th and ultimate variation of at the starting place of Species used to be released and Darwin resumed his paintings on carnivorous crops and plant flow, discovering unforeseen similarities among the plant and animal kingdoms.

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Jerry Wiesner, Scientist, Statesman, Humanist: Memories and by Judy Rosenblith,Edward M. Kennedy

By Judy Rosenblith,Edward M. Kennedy

The habitual subject in Jerry Wiesner's diverse and distinctive profession was once what Senator Edward M. Kennedy calls within the foreword to this booklet a "passionate involvement to make a greater global, and a more secure world." His odyssey as a public citizen integrated paintings as an acoustician for folklorist Alan Lomax within the Library of Congress, study at MIT's Radiation Lab and at Los Alamos, provider as President John F. Kennedy's specified Assistant for technological know-how and know-how, and his years at MIT as professor, dean, provost, and president. At Los Alamos he obtained what he referred to as "a helpful schooling on concerns that have been to occupy a wide a part of my life." the teachings realized proficient his later paintings on nuclear disarmament; he used to be a pivotal adviser on either the 1963 partial Nuclear attempt Ban Treaty and the 1972 ABM Treaty and an early member of the Pugwash workforce, a firm of scientists from each side of the Iron Curtain. His many accomplishments as president of MIT equally mirrored his conviction that technological know-how and know-how can't be break free society.Jerry Wiesner had lengthy deliberate an autobiographical booklet that might mix own adventure and historic interpretation, protecting the big variety of pursuits that he in comparison to "the many components of a big jigsaw puzzle," however the commitments of his postretirement existence and a major stroke in 1989 saved him from finishing it. Jerry Wiesner, Scientist, Statesman, Humanist, conceived by means of Wiesner's longtime colleague and buddy Walter Rosenblith, fills the space among the unwritten autobiography and the still-to-be-written biography, assembling memories of Wiesner by way of such buddies as Alan Lomax, Theodore C. Sorensen, and John Kenneth Galbraith, and writings through Wiesner himself, together with the autobiographical items that might were the foundation of his personal book.

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Landau: A Great Physicist and Teacher by A. Livanova,J. B. Sykes

By A. Livanova,J. B. Sykes

A biography of Lev Landau, one of many maximum Soviet theoretical physicists, whose profession used to be lower brief by way of a catastrophic vehicle twist of fate in 1962 and who was once nonetheless purely sixty whilst he died six years later. He gained the Nobel Prize 'for pioneering paintings at the conception of the condensed nation of subject, rather liquid helium'. however the publication exhibits that Landau's characterisation of himself as 'one of the final of the common males of theoretical physics' was once absolutely justified. essentially and concisely it describes his achievements in all components of theoretical physics from hydrodynamics to the quantum conception of fields. recognition can be paid to his genius as a instructor and mentor of younger scientists, and through the publication the genuine humanity of the fellow is evident

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Madness and Memory:The Discovery of Prions--A New Biological by Stanley B. Prusiner,David L. Michelmore

By Stanley B. Prusiner,David L. Michelmore

In 1997, Stanley B. Prusiner got a Nobel Prize, the world's so much prestigious award for achievement in body structure or medication. That he used to be the only recipient of the award for the yr used to be totally acceptable. His fight to spot the agent accountable for ravaging the brains of animals struggling with scrapie and mad cow illness, and of people with Creutzfeldt-Jakob ailment, have been waged mostly on my own and sometimes within the face of strenuous disagreement.
 
during this publication, Prusiner tells the amazing tale of his discovery of prions—infectious proteins that duplicate and reason ailment yet strangely comprise no genetic material—and unearths how fantastic and meticulous technology is de facto practiced with gifted groups of researchers who persevere. He recounts the frustrations and rewards of years of analysis and provides interesting graphics of his friends as they raced to find the motives of deadly mind illnesses. Prusiner’s speculation, as soon as thought of heresy, now stands as authorised technological know-how and the foundation for constructing diagnoses and eventual remedies. He closes with a meditation at the legacy of his discovery: what's going to it take to remedy Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s and different devastating illnesses of the brain?

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Joan Robinson and the Americans by MarjorieShepherd Turner

By MarjorieShepherd Turner

staff with helpful abilities and a feeling in their personal worthy could make their jobs, pay, perks, and occupation possibilities diverse from these in their coworkers in refined and not-so-subtle methods. This e-book exhibits how such person preparations might be made reasonable and applicable to coworkers, and necessary to either the worker and the employer.

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Dark Side of the Moon: Wernher von Braun, the Third Reich, by Wayne Biddle

By Wayne Biddle

A gorgeous research of the roots of the 1st moon touchdown 40 years ago.

This illuminating tale of the sunrise of the gap age reaches again to the reactionary modernism of the 3rd Reich, utilizing the lifetime of “rocket scientist” Wernher von Braun as its narrative course during the crumbling of Weimar Germany and the increase of the Nazi regime. Von Braun, a blinkered opportunist who may perhaps observe basically tunnel imaginative and prescient to his meteoric occupation, stands as an archetype of myriad 20th century technologists who thrived less than regimes of army secrecy and limitless cash. His seamless transformation from developer of the lethal V-2 ballistic missile for Hitler to an American superstar because the meant genius at the back of the golden years of the U.S. house application within the Fifties and Sixties increases haunting questions on the tradition of the chilly struggle, the shared values of expertise in totalitarian and democratic societies, and the imperatives of fabric progress.

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