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Nanotechnology Risk Encyclopedia: Medical, Environmental, Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications of Nanomaterials
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 128,000. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Nanotechnology & MEMS
Eight Federal reports provide a complete overview of the safety, health and environmental issues involved with nanotechnology and nanomaterials. There is information from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) Systems Engineering Case Study - Laser Transmitter Pointer/Tracker
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This is one of a series of systems engineering case studies prepared by the Air Force Center for Systems Engineering. This case study analyzes the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) system.
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.
Central Valley Project: Bureau of Reclamation Reports on San Luis Unit, Auburn Dam, Corps of Engineers, Delta Division, Friant Division, Sacramento River Division, Shasta Division, Trinity Division
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,820. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Dams & Reservoirs
Nine official project documents provide unique insights into the Central Valley Project of California. California`s Central Valley Basin includes two major watersheds--the Sacramento River on the north and the San Joaquin River on the south--plus the Tulare Lake Basin.
Imitating Natural Systems: Towards an Indigenous Agro-Forestry
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Price: Free! Language: American English. Published: November 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Agriculture / Agronomy / General
This short case study explores the relationship between farming, plants, animals, soil fertility, and health. The Houses use kin-centric, indigenous agro-forestry techniques to manage their organic fruit orchard, Coco Ranch, in California. This study will be of interest to those contemplating resilient ecological systems, local and subsistence agriculture, and living in harmony with the Earth.
Graphs with MATLAB (Taken from "MATLAB for Beginners: A Gentle Approach")
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » General
This concise article takes you on a short tour on how to plot graphs using MATLAB. The presentation covers both two-dimensional and three-dimensional graphs. This article is taken form the bestselling book “MATLAB for Beginners: A Gentle Approach.”
2013 Complete Guide to Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) for Shale Oil and Natural Gas: Encyclopedic Coverage of Production Issues, Protection of Drinking Water, Underground Injection Control (UIC)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 343,980. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Fossil Fuels
This up-to-date encyclopedia of official documents and publications on the risks and rewards of shale gas, with over a thousand pages of content, provides vital information on the ongoing controversy over hydraulic fracturing for shale gas production.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Air Force Flight Test Mission - Operations Procedures, Aircrew Evaluation Criteria, Aircrew Training Flying Operations
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 188,790. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Three Air Force documents provide unique information about USAF flight test operations. Contents: Operations Procedures * Aircrew Evaluation Criteria * Aircrew Training
Extending the Operational Life of the International Space Station (ISS) Until 2024 - Overly Optimistic Cost Projections, Technical Risks and Issues, Human Health Issues, Cargo Transport, Solar Panels
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,600. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This recently released audit report of the NASA Office of Inspector General provides unique information about the challenges facing NASA as it hopes to extend the life of the International Space Station (ISS) through 2024.
NASA Lessons Learned in Engineering: Marshall Engineers Recount Problems and Solutions on Saturn V Rocket, Apollo, Space Shuttle, SSME, Hubble Space Telescope, X-33, Other Vehicles and Systems
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 84,080. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This report is a fascinating and authoritative compilation of lessons learned in approximately 55 years of engineering experience by three Marshall Space Flight Center engineers, James C. Blair, Robert S. Ryan, and Luke A. Schutzenhofer. The lessons are the basis of a course on lessons learned that has been taught at Marshall.
Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap FY 2011-2036 - Updated Multi-Service Vision for Development, Fielding, Employment of Unmanned Aerial and Ground Systems, UAS, UAV, Drones, Autonomy, Airspace
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 34,570. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This roadmap defines a common vision, establishes the current state of unmanned systems in today's force, and outlines a strategy for the common challenges that must be addressed to achieve the shared vision.
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.
An Introduction To Digital Design
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,280. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Electronics / Digital
A systematic study of Digital Design techniques and circuit analysis, culminating in 4 major design and build projects involving numerous types of digital circuits and concepts. Scattered throughout the text are 36 research and study questions making this book suitable for both personal and group study. To enhance the learning experience the workbook includes more than 160 diagrams, charts and ci
V-22 Osprey Guidebook: Systems Descriptions, Mission Snapshots from Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Haiti, Tactical, Operational, and Strategic Reach, Current and Future Capabilities, Suppliers
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,520. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The V-22 Osprey is the world's first production tiltrotor aircraft. Unlike any aircraft before it, the V-22 successfully blends the vertical flight capabilities of helicopters with the speed, range, altitude, and endurance of fixed-wing transports.
Asteroid, Comet, and Near Earth Object (NEO) Encyclopedia: Sweeping Coverage of Impact Threats, Spacecraft Research, Detection, Deflection, Mitigation, Tunguska, Chelyabinsk, Planetary Defense, PHAs
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Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 370,820. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Discover all aspects of asteroids, comets, near earth objects (NEOs), and their impact threat to Earth in this massive, authoritative compilation of up-to-date official documents from NASA and other federal sources.
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: Apollo Meteoroid Shielding Design and Analysis at the Manned Spacecraft Center
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,440. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The Apollo program drove the development of spacecraft meteoroid protection in the U.S. and provided the core technology used on succeeding space programs. The uncertain likelihood of a mission-ending collision with a meteoroid and the unknown consequences of a collision with particles at the very large speeds typical of meteoroids made it crucial to better understand the risk of meteoroid impact.
Department of Defense User's Guide on Controlling Locks, Keys and Access Cards - DoD Lock Program
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,670. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a reproduction of the official U.S. military user’s guide on controlling locks, keys, and access cards, produced by the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center.
Complete Guide to Methane Hydrate Energy: Ice that Burns, Natural Gas Production Potential, Effect on Climate Change, Safety, and the Environment, Federal Research and Development Programs
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,640. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Fossil Fuels
In March 2013, Japanese researchers announced a breakthrough in the extraction of natural gas from methane hydrates. This marked the latest important development in the quest for energy from methane hydrate, known as the ice that burns.
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy, Human and Environmental Exposure Assessment, Innovative Medical Research at the Molecular Scale
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 147,740. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Nanotechnology & MEMS
This compendium of official government documents provides a thorough overview of the environmental, health, and safety aspects of nanotechnology. The same unique properties that characterize nanomaterials enabling new applications also carry potential risks to human health and the environment.
2014: The Future of American Airpower - America's Air Force: a Call to the Future, Agile USAF, Naval Aviation Vision 2014-2025, Air-Sea Battle, ISR, UCLASS, X-47B, F-35, 21st Century Deterrence
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 108,100. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Seven critical Air Force and Navy documents outline plans for American airpower and the aviation vision for the future.