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AUDIO BOOK CD
Author Hockfield, Susan, author.

Title The age of living machines [sound recording] : how biology will build the next technology revolution / Susan Hockfield.

Publication Info. Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, [2019]
2019

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Homer Twp PL - Main Audiobook - HDBB-1  CD 660.6 HOC    AVAILABLE
Edition Unabridged.
Description 6 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
digital optical 1.4 m. per second rda
audio file CD audio rda
Note Compact disc.
In container (17 cm.).
Title from container.
Performer Narrated by Andrea Gallo.
Summary 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 radically reshaped our world that we can no longer conceive of life without them. Today, the world's population is projected to rise to well over 9.5 billion by 2050, and we are currently faced with the consequences of producing the energy that fuels, heats, and cools us. With temperatures and sea levels rising, and large portions of the globe plagued with drought, famine, and drug-resistant diseases, we need new technologies to tackle these problems. But we are on the cusp of a new convergence, argues world-renowned neuroscientist Susan Hockfield, with discoveries in biology coming together with engineering to produce another array of almost inconceivable technologies--next-generation products that have the potential to be every bit as paradigm shifting as the twentieth century's digital wonders. The Age of Living Machines describes some of the most exciting new developments and the scientists and engineers who helped create them. Virus-built batteries. Protein-based water filters. Cancer-detecting nanoparticles. Mind-reading bionic limbs. Computer-engineered crops. Together they highlight the promise of the technology revolution of the twenty-first century to overcome some of the greatest humanitarian, medical, and environmental challenges of our time.
Subject Biomedical engineering.
Bionics.
Science.
Self-help devices for people with disabilities.
SCIENCE -- Biotechnology.
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Added Author Gallo, Andrea (Narrator), narrator.
Recorded Books, Inc.
ISBN 9781980036456
1980036454
Music No. C05652 Recorded Books

 
    
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