Science in Popular Culture

Science in Popular Culture

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Spaceships travel through time at lightspeed, piloted by human clones and talking animals. Serious injuries are healed with the wave of a medical gizmo. The media make it all look so real. Can scientists hope to one day accomplish these feats? This book is a fun look at what can, and can't, be achieved with current technology.A Reference Guide A. Bowdoin Van Riper ... assembly lines have aquot;shoulder, aquot; elbow, aquot; and aquot;wristaquot; joints that allow them to mimic a human arma#39;s range of motion. Robots designed to move in warehouses and other hard-floored environments, on the other hand, use wheels rather than ... from a remote console) or indirect ( through instructions programmed into a computerized aquot;brainaquot;), but it is always present.

Title:Science in Popular Culture
Author:A. Bowdoin Van Riper
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 2002


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