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Transportation, Communication, Information:: Mass and Speed

Vaclav Smil

in Transforming the Twentieth Century: Volume 2: Technical Innovations and Their Consequences

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195168754
eISBN:
9780199783601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168755.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Private transportation was transformed by mass ownership of automobiles while long-distance public transport benefited from new high-speed trains and from affordable flying. Freight transportation ... More


Electronic Devices

John Orton and Tom Foxon

in Molecular Beam Epitaxy: A Short History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199695829
eISBN:
9780191748844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695829.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Electronic devices grown by MBE include HEMTs (high electron mobility transistors), HBTs (heterojunction bipolar transistors) and Hall effect devices. HEMTs have been made in AlGaAs/GaAs, ... More


The Great Brain Suck: And Other American Epiphanies

Eugene Halton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226314655
eISBN:
9780226314679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314679.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

More and more information is pumped into our media-saturated world every day, yet Americans seem to know less and less. In a society where who you are is defined by what you buy, and where we prefer ... More


Chips and Change: How Crisis Reshapes the Semiconductor Industry

Clair Brown and Greg Linden

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013468
eISBN:
9780262258654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013468.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

For decades the semiconductor industry has been a driver of global economic growth and social change. Semiconductors, particularly the microchips essential to most electronic devices, have ... More


Moral Environments: An Application

Peter-Paul Verbeek

in Moralizing Technology: Understanding and Designing the Morality of Things

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226852911
eISBN:
9780226852904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226852904.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter applies the approach to the moral significance of technology developed in this book to a field of technology that is rapidly gaining influence in society: Ambient Intelligence and ... More


Uncertain Deliveries

Ruthann Knechel Johansen

in Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark: Reconstructing Life after Brain Injury

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231146
eISBN:
9780520927766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231146.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter describes how the surroundings and routines of family members of Erik changed when he was hospitalized after a serious accident. Erik's parents were housed in the same hospital, had ... More


Molecular Beam Epitaxy: A Short History

John Orton and Tom Foxon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199695829
eISBN:
9780191748844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695829.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book describes the development of MBE from its origins in the 1960s through to the present day. It begins with a short historical account of other methods of crystal growth, both bulk and ... More


SoundOUT: Examining the Role of Accessible Interactive Music Technologies within Inclusive Music Ensembles in Cork City, Ireland

Grainne McHale

in Exceptional Music Pedagogy for Children with Exceptionalities: International Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190234560
eISBN:
9780190234607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190234560.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the experiences and perceptions of learners using accessible interactive music technology within inclusive music ensembles in Cork City, Ireland. Two ensembles were developed ... More


Exploring Quantum Mechanics: A Collection of 700+ Solved Problems for Students, Lecturers, and Researchers

Victor Galitski, Boris Karnakov, and Vladimir Kogan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199232710
eISBN:
9780191774973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232710.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

A series of seminal technological revolutions has led to a new generation of electronic devices miniaturized to such tiny scales that the strange laws of quantum physics come into play. There is no ... More


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