In this reboot of the popular 2012 title, readers will find a collection of the most up-to-date and thrilling DIY tech projects around—straight from the experts at Popular Science magazine. Updated with new and more modern projects, the Big Book of Hacks the perfect book for aspiring makers, curious young techies and old-school enthusiasts alike … especially any who love using a soldering iron!
Charge up that drill, fire up your soldering iron, and get ready to hack! Starting with a robust introduction to basic yet essential maker skills and followed by four comprehensive chapters of hack projects, this book has everything you’ll need.
From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of twenty, he created Apple in his parents’ garage with his friend Steve Wozniak.
Quickly rising to the top of his industry, Jobs pushed all boundaries and cultivated what became the intrinsic hallmark of his genius—his perfectionism, taste, and design style. But soon after success, Jobs was fired from the top spot of his own company. Finding himself a beginner again, Jobs entered into one of the most creative periods of his life……
Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man while simultaneously exploring the evolution of computers. illustrated throughout with black- and white- photos, this is the story of the man who changed our world.
Explore the most intriguing, far-reaching, and pressing concerns in popular science today!
From “What is consciousness?” to “Can we beat bacteria?” The Big Questions in Science translates complicated concepts into understandable language. Anyone who has every wondered who we are, why we are here, and what “here” actually is, can gain insight into issues such as what makes us human, whether there are other universes, what’s at the bottom of a black hole, and how we can get more energy from the sun.
All the questions urgently require practical answers and speak to our sense of wonder and desire to know more.
From ancient aqueducts to soaring skyscrapers, explore engineering milestones over the centuries. Combining engaging text with captivating images and helpful diagrams, renowned science writer Tom Jackson guides readers through the history of Engineering in this engaginginstallment of the groundbreaking Ponderables[[ series. The story of engineering is the story of humankind itself. From the crudely knapped hand axes of our human ancestor Homo Habilis to the mind-blowing ways in which modern engineering has improved our quality of daily life to the ways in which it promises to expand the scope of civilization and broaden the future of human existence, this authoritative reference book offers an essential guide to the history of engineering in 100 chronological steps.
Science fiction is a vital part of popular culture, influencing the way we all look at the world. TV shows like Star Trek and movies from Forbidden Planet to Inception have influenced scientists to enter the profession and have shaped our futures.
Science fiction doesn’t set out to predict what will happen – it’s far more about how human beings react to “What if?” – but it is fascinating to see how science fiction and reality sometimes converge, sometimes take extraordinarily different paths.
Ten Billion Tomorrows brings to life a whole host of science fiction topics, from the virtual environment of The Matrix and the intelligent computer HAL in 2001, to force fields, ray guns and cyborgs. We discover how science fiction has excited us with possibilities.Ten Billion Tomorrows will delight science fiction lovers and popular science devotees alike.
Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe, but in the Pacific, American soldiers face an enemy who will not surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Meanwhile, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. Newly inaugurated president Harry Truman faces the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon.
Adapted from Bill O’Reilly’s historical thriller Killing the Rising Sun, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the decision to use the atom bomb and the end of World War II in the Pacific.