The Engineering Book

From the Elevator to the Electron Microscope, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering

Author: Marshall Brain

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454908098

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 2230


Make 25 fantastic fliers! You can create a sky-full of fabulous-looking paper planes, from old-time gliders to cutting-edge jets, that soar, swoop, sail and dive. The projects include fascinating background information on every model.

The Handy Technology Answer Book

Author: Naomi Balaban,James Bobick

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578595940

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 5280


Technology pervades our daily lives and modern society, and not just when it comes to computers and smart phones. Before there was the computer, there was the abacus. Before the smart phone, there was the telegraph and ball point pen. Electricity, penicillin, and the compass have all led to revolutionary changes in how we live. The Handy Technology Answer Book explains how technology has revolutionized the way people live, work, and play. It covers a broad range of fields, including medicine, mining, buildings, transportation, the military, and agriculture, and how they have been changed by technology. From the relationship between science and technology to nanotechnology, robots, and predictions for future technology, The Handy Technology Answer Book presents the latest and historical in an engaging and informative format. It brings well-researched answers to more than 1,100 common questions on technology, such as What are the major time periods of technology? Who is considered to be the first engineer? Which individual was granted the most U.S. patents? What is a Uniform Resource Locator, or URL? What products are made from recycled plastic? Can human beings be cloned? What is the future of wearable technology in health care?

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love to Repair Things

Author: Marcia Amidon Lusted

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508172854

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 8299


This guide walks the reader through the many options open to students interested in construction, installation, and maintenance. With detailed information on needed preparation and certification, this book gives readers a solid overview of these high-growth industries.

How Transistors Work

Author: James Roland

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 151241011X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 6368


Did you know that electric current can be controlled? Have you ever wondered how that might be done? Transistors can act as amplifiers, taking in a small current and sending out a larger one, or as switches, turning electric current on and off. But how do these different transistors work? How are they used in our electronic devices? Discover the history of how transistors were developed, explore how different types of transistors can play different roles in electronics, and learn where transistors may be taking technology in the future!