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The New Vauban: An Essay
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Price: Free! Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Mobile towers suggested for defense over trenches in conventional warfare. Interchangeable body armor and shields through piecework parts. Mole machines, earthquake warfare and deep citadels reviewed and opined upon. Basics of fortification is discussed.
Guitar Works Volume Two: Custom Builds 1
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Series: Guitar Works. Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 10,470. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by independAntwriters Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Reference
This manual will provide step by step instruction to guide you to figure out what your needs are for a custom built guitar on a budget. Where to find the parts, how to do the work and more. I will build a custom SG in my shop. Change the scale on the guitar. Modify the neck to fit, wire it, install pickups and more. I will also give tips and pointers as I do the build and fully photograph it.
Papoose City
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,550. Language: American English. Published: October 13, 2014 by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Environment
On August 1923 a gusher blew in, forever changing the lives of an Oklahoma farming community. Witness the birth and death of Papoose City, also known as Slick City. Experience the discovery of oil and the building of a gasoline plant. Then walk through the process of reclaiming the many acres of land damaged in the search for black gold. Follow the people who lived and worked there.
Synthetic Food Production: Solving Global Hunger
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Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Agriculture / Agronomy / Crop Science
This short technical paper presents a concept with the potential to solve the global hunger problem. A Synthetic Food Production facility is described which can provide daily food supplies for thousands of people at extremely low cost. Using the representative example, and 5 to 10 people operating the facility, it is possible to provide up to 10,000 ears (about 200 bushels) of corn per day.
A Vehicle for Time Travel
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Price: Free! Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This short technical note describes an approximate mathematical solution for Time Travel involving relativity and very brief time intervals. Basic configuration for a vehicle is shown. This paper will only be meaningful to those with a background in calculus, physics, and/or engineering. Each reader must comprehend that our universe blinks off and on, more than 1 trillion times each second.
Miscellany 51: Apparent Wind Speed and True Wind Speed
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This article describes the mathematical relationship of apparent wind speed and true wind speed, for a sailboat.
SSC JUNIOR ENGINEER (Electrical) - 2014
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Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 17,830. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Electrical
The perfect guide to SSC Jr. Engineer (Electrical) Examination aspirants having a B.Tech or Diploma.
Superluminal: Traveling Faster than Light
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Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
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This short paper presents the first practical technology solution for traveling faster than the speed of light. Most of the hardware & technology necessary for the first tests have already been developed, although faster computer processors may be required for synchronization. Light-years of distance can be traversed by performing millions of “hops."
Wind Sucks. It Doesn't Blow. And Other Insights from Buckminster Fuller
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Price: Free! Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
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This short, illustrated book is about the observations and insights of Buckminster Fuller. Though he’s best remembered for the geodesic dome and Buckyballs, Fuller offered many thought-provoking ideas about evolution, history, technology and existence itself, including the observation that created the title for this book.
How to Travel Faster than Light
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Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This short technical paper presents the first practical technology solution for traveling faster than the speed of light. Most of the hardware & technology necessary for the first tests have already been developed, although faster computer processors may be required for synchronization. Light-years of distance can be traversed by performing millions of “hops."
Analog Dialogue, Volume 48, Number 2
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Price: Free! Words: 11,010. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Electrical
Analog Dialogue -- A Forum for the Exchange of Circuits, Systems, and Software for Real-World Signal Processing Analog Dialogue is the technical magazine of Analog Devices. It discusses products, applications, technology, and techniques for analog, digital and mixed-signal processing. This is Volume 48, Number 2, 2014
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: NASA Recommendations to Space-Faring Entities - How to Protect and Preserve the Historic and Scientific Value of U.S. Government Lunar Artifacts
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
NASA recognizes the steadily increasing technical capabilities of space-faring commercial entities and nations throughout the world and further recognizes that many are on the verge of landing spacecraft on the surface of the moon.
Army Research Laboratory Technical Report: A Summary of Visual Gaze and Dwell Times for Army Pilots During Mission Simulations (ARL-TR-5900) Army Aviation Simulators
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This report summarizes pilot (PI) visual gaze and dwell times obtained during operational missions conducted with seven engineering simulators.
The Air University Pantheon of Air, Space, and Cyberspace Power Thinkers - Wright Brothers, Billy Mitchell, Robert Goddard, Hap Arnold, Claire Chennault, Theodore von Karman, and Others
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 16,330. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This compendium offers a broad sweep of some of our service's most remarkable and memorable figures in the context of an evolving center for airpower education.
Space Shuttle Program History: Historical Documentation about the Jake Garn Mission Simulator And Training Facility, Building Five at the Johnson Space Center
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 13,970. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This NASA document - converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction - provides a survey of the Jake Garn Mission Simulator and Training Facility (Building 5) at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
NASA's Nuclear Frontier: The Plum Brook Reactor Facility - Research into Nuclear Propulsion for Rockets and Aircraft
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 19,840. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This official NASA history document - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - provides a fascinating history of NASA's nuclear research on propulsion at the Plum Brook reactor facility in Sandusky, Ohio.
NASA Space Technology Report: Low Cost Robotic Lunar Lander (COMPASS Final Report), Launch Options including SpaceX, Subsystems, Costs and Risks
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The goal of this COllaborative Modeling for the Parametric Assessment of Space Systems (COMPASS) session was to use Total Low Cost as the objective function, and design a Robotic Lunar Lander to deliver an unspecified payload (greater than zero) to the lunar surface for the lowest cost. The spacecraft designed as the baseline out of this study was a solar powered robotic lander.
21st Century Geothermal Energy: Opportunities for Near-Term Geothermal Development on Public Lands in the Western United States
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable
This report provides an analysis of the geothermal energy sites on public lands that represent the best opportunities for near-term development.
Orion: America's Next Generation Spacecraft - A Look at the Design, Development, and Testing of NASA's Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) for Deep-Space Manned Exploration Flights
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This NASA publication provides a concise overview of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle project. As the flagship of our nation's next-generation space fleet, Orion will push the envelope of human spaceflight.
The Key to Lock Picking
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » General
Discover the classic techniques of lock picking to defeat any of the most common door locks. Learn how locks work and what makes them vulnerable. Practice your new found skills and get relevant info on tools, lock types and also padlocks, cuffs and plastic wrist ties.