Technology Guide [electronic resource] : Principles – Applications – Trends / edited by Hans-Jörg Bullinger.

By: Bullinger, Hans-Jörg [editor.]Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009Description: online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540885467Subject(s): Engineering | Mechanical engineering | Industrial engineering | Civil engineering | Computer engineering | Technology | Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Industrial and Production Engineering | Technology Management | Electrical Engineering | Civil Engineering | Engineering, generalAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621 LOC classification: TJ1-1570Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Technologies and the future -- Materials and components -- Metals -- Ceramics -- Polymers -- Composite materials -- Renewable resources -- Wood processing -- Nanomaterials -- Surface and coating technologies -- Intelligent materials -- Testing of materials and structures -- Materials simulation -- Self-organisation -- Electronics and photonics -- Semiconductor technologies -- Microsystems technology -- Power electronics -- Polymer electronics -- Magneto-electronics -- Optical technologies -- Optics and information technology -- Laser -- Sensor systems -- Measuring techniques -- Information and communication -- Communication networks -- Internet technologies -- Computer architecture -- Software -- Artificial intelligence -- Image evaluation and interpretation -- Life Sciences and biotechnology -- Industrial biotechnology -- Plant biotechnology -- Stem cell technology -- Gene therapy -- Systems biology -- Bionics -- Health and Nutrition -- Intensive care technologies -- Pharmaceutical research -- Implants and prostheses -- Minimally invasive medicine -- Nanomedicine -- Medical imaging -- Medical and information technology -- Molecular diagnostics -- Assistive technologies -- Food technology -- Communication and knowledge -- Digital infotainment -- Ambient intelligence -- Virtual and augmented reality -- Virtual worlds -- Human-computer cooperation -- Business communication -- Electronic services -- Information and knowledge management -- Mobility and transport -- Traffic management -- Automobiles -- Rail traffic -- Ships -- Aircraft -- Space technologies -- Energy and Resources -- Oil and gas technologies -- Mineral resource exploitation -- Fossil energy -- Nuclear power -- Wind, water and geothermal energy -- Bioenergy -- Solar energy -- Electricity transport -- Energy storage -- Fuel cells and hydrogen technology -- Microenergy technology -- Environment and Nature -- Environmental monitoring -- Environmental biotechnology -- Water treatment -- Waste treatment -- Product life cycles -- Air purification technologies -- Agricultural engineering -- Carbon capture and storage -- Building and living -- Building materials -- Structural engineering -- Sustainable building -- Indoor climate -- Lifestyle and leisure -- Sports technologies -- Textiles -- Cosmetics -- Live entertainment technologies -- Domestic appliances -- Production and enterprises -- Casting and metal forming -- Joining and production technologies -- Process technologies -- Digital production -- Robotics -- Logistics -- Security and Safety -- Information security -- Weapons and military systems -- Defence against hazardous materials -- Forensic science -- Access control and surveillance -- Precautions against disasters -- Disaster response -- Plant safety.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: Use this TECHNOLOGY GUIDE to… …find descriptions of today’s most essential global technologies, clearly structured and simply explained in over 100 expert contributions; …gain an understanding of the principles behind each technology, – the latest applications, the challenges ahead, and future trends; …see how and where technologies and topics are interlinked, with cross-references and further sources of information; …broaden your general knowledge of technology, presented in a comprehensive reference format that invites even the casual reader to explore the stimulating innovative ideas it contains. This guide is a useful companion for readers with a lively interest in technology. It serves as a reference work for corporate and public-sector decision makers, as well as those involved in media and government.
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Technologies and the future -- Materials and components -- Metals -- Ceramics -- Polymers -- Composite materials -- Renewable resources -- Wood processing -- Nanomaterials -- Surface and coating technologies -- Intelligent materials -- Testing of materials and structures -- Materials simulation -- Self-organisation -- Electronics and photonics -- Semiconductor technologies -- Microsystems technology -- Power electronics -- Polymer electronics -- Magneto-electronics -- Optical technologies -- Optics and information technology -- Laser -- Sensor systems -- Measuring techniques -- Information and communication -- Communication networks -- Internet technologies -- Computer architecture -- Software -- Artificial intelligence -- Image evaluation and interpretation -- Life Sciences and biotechnology -- Industrial biotechnology -- Plant biotechnology -- Stem cell technology -- Gene therapy -- Systems biology -- Bionics -- Health and Nutrition -- Intensive care technologies -- Pharmaceutical research -- Implants and prostheses -- Minimally invasive medicine -- Nanomedicine -- Medical imaging -- Medical and information technology -- Molecular diagnostics -- Assistive technologies -- Food technology -- Communication and knowledge -- Digital infotainment -- Ambient intelligence -- Virtual and augmented reality -- Virtual worlds -- Human-computer cooperation -- Business communication -- Electronic services -- Information and knowledge management -- Mobility and transport -- Traffic management -- Automobiles -- Rail traffic -- Ships -- Aircraft -- Space technologies -- Energy and Resources -- Oil and gas technologies -- Mineral resource exploitation -- Fossil energy -- Nuclear power -- Wind, water and geothermal energy -- Bioenergy -- Solar energy -- Electricity transport -- Energy storage -- Fuel cells and hydrogen technology -- Microenergy technology -- Environment and Nature -- Environmental monitoring -- Environmental biotechnology -- Water treatment -- Waste treatment -- Product life cycles -- Air purification technologies -- Agricultural engineering -- Carbon capture and storage -- Building and living -- Building materials -- Structural engineering -- Sustainable building -- Indoor climate -- Lifestyle and leisure -- Sports technologies -- Textiles -- Cosmetics -- Live entertainment technologies -- Domestic appliances -- Production and enterprises -- Casting and metal forming -- Joining and production technologies -- Process technologies -- Digital production -- Robotics -- Logistics -- Security and Safety -- Information security -- Weapons and military systems -- Defence against hazardous materials -- Forensic science -- Access control and surveillance -- Precautions against disasters -- Disaster response -- Plant safety.

Use this TECHNOLOGY GUIDE to… …find descriptions of today’s most essential global technologies, clearly structured and simply explained in over 100 expert contributions; …gain an understanding of the principles behind each technology, – the latest applications, the challenges ahead, and future trends; …see how and where technologies and topics are interlinked, with cross-references and further sources of information; …broaden your general knowledge of technology, presented in a comprehensive reference format that invites even the casual reader to explore the stimulating innovative ideas it contains. This guide is a useful companion for readers with a lively interest in technology. It serves as a reference work for corporate and public-sector decision makers, as well as those involved in media and government.

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