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The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution

The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution (Hardback)

By Hockfield, Susan

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A century ago, discoveries in physics came together with engineering to produce an array of astonishing new technologies: radios, telephones, televisions, aircraft, radar, nuclear power, computers, the Internet, and a host of still- evolving digital tools. These technologies so r...adically reshaped our world that we can no longer conceive of life without them. Today we are on the cusp of a new convergence, with discoveries in biology coming together with engineering to produce another array of almost inconceivable technologies. These next- generation products have the potential to be every bit as revolutionary as the twentieth century's digital wonders: Virusbuilt batteries. Protein- based water filters. Cancer- detecting nanoparticles. Mind- reading bionic limbs. Computer- engineered crops. These few examples illustrate the promise of the technology story of the twenty- first century to overcome some of the greatest humanitarian, medical, and environmental challenges of our time.
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ISBN 9780393634747
Released NZ 28 May 2019
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780393634747
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Released 28 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hockfield, Susan
Category Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Biotechnology
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 660.6
Weight 452g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Biology, Biomedical engineering, Biotechnology, Self-help devices for people with disabilities, Bionics
NBS Text Inventions & Technology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade

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