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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


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


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


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