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Nanoimages as Hybrid Monsters

Martin Ruivenkamp and Arie Rip

in Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262525381
eISBN:
9780262319157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525381.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses the role of images in nanotechnology. Nanotechnology includes an array of scientific and engineering fields in which researchers observe and manipulate materials at or near the ... More


Essential Tensions and Representational Strategies

Cyrus C. M. Mody

in Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262525381
eISBN:
9780262319157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262525381.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In efforts to advance themselves and their work, scientists balance a tension between innovation and tradition: this is what Thomas Kuhn called the “essential tension” in science. Yet, in many cases ... More


Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: How an Emerging Area on the Scientific Agenda of the Core Countries Has Been Adopted and Transformed in Latin America

Noela Invernizzi, Matthieu Hubert, and Dominique Vinck

in Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027458
eISBN:
9780262325509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027458.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Invernizzi, Hubert, and Vinck study the development of nanoscience policy in Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina to examine how the scientific priorities of nations outside Latin America shape those in ... More


Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990

Mike Ashley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382608
eISBN:
9781786945457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382608.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is the fourth volume in a five-volume series covering the history, development and influence of science fiction magazines within the genre as a whole. This volume covers the 1980s and looks at ... More


Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

C. Julian Chen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198856559
eISBN:
9780191889905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856559.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The scanning tunnelling microscope (STM) was invented by Binnig and Rohrer and received a Nobel Prize of Physics in 1986. Together with the atomic force microscope (AFM), it enables non-destructive ... More


Emerging problems

Christopher L. J. Frid and Bryony A. Caswell

in Marine Pollution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198726289
eISBN:
9780191843815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726289.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter considers ‘emerging’ pollutants, substances that have only recently been recognised because they are new or analytical detection has improved. Major technological advances have increased ... More


Why so little is being done about the catastrophic risks

Richard A. Posner

in Catastrophe: Risk and Response

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195178135
eISBN:
9780197562444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195178135.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

I have said that the dangers of catastrophe are growing. One reason is the rise of apocalyptic terrorism. Another, however—because many of the catastrophic risks are either created or amplified by ... More


Conclusion

Richard A. Posner

in Catastrophe: Risk and Response

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195178135
eISBN:
9780197562444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195178135.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

To summarize very briefly: The risks of global catastrophe are greater and more numerous than is commonly supposed, and they are growing, probably rapidly. They are growing for several reasons: the ... More


Ideasclerosis

David W. Orr

in The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148558
eISBN:
9780197562222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148558.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The time between innovations in technology and new products introduced into markets has steadily declined so that what had once taken decades has been reduced to months or a few weeks. As a result, ... More


Human Ecology as a Problem of Ecological Design

David W. Orr

in The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148558
eISBN:
9780197562222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148558.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Whatever their particular causes, environmental problems all share one fundamental trait: with rare exceptions they are unintended, unforeseen, and sometimes ironic side effects of actions arising ... More


The First Revolution: Cyberpunk Days

Mike Ashley

in Science Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382608
eISBN:
9781786945457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382608.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Charts the emergence of cyberpunk, especially through the pages of OMNI, and considers its leading authors, including William Gibson, Pat Cadigan, Bruce Sterling and John Shirley. It also considers ... More


Surface chemistry, energy conversion, and related applications.

Falko P. Netzer and Claudine Noguera

in Oxide Thin Films and Nanostructures

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198834618
eISBN:
9780191872716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834618.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Oxide nanomaterials have an impact in many interdisciplinary fields of the emerging nanotechnologies as reported here. They are components of heterogeneous catalyst systems with specific features ... More


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