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Hydrofracked?: One Man's Mystery Leads to a Backlash Against Natural Gas Drilling

When the well water on Louis Meeks' ranch turned brown and oily, he suspected that the thousands of natural gas wells dotting the once-empty Wyoming landscape were somehow to blame. The hard part was proving it. Meeks' struggle to get the energy companies to take responsibility, meticulously documented through three years of investigative reporting by ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten, coincide with a national uproar over the oil and gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing - a technology that promises to open large new energy supplies, perhaps at the expense of the nation's water.

James Nasmyth: Engineer; an autobiography

This book (hardcover) is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS. It contains classical literature works from over two thousand years. Most of these titles have been out of print and off the bookstore shelves for decades. The book series is intended to preserve the cultural legacy and to promote the timeless works of classical literature. Readers of a TREDITION CLASSICS book support the mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion. With this series, tredition intends to make thousands of international literature classics available in printed format again - worldwide.

Young People, Ethics, and the New Digital Media

Researchers explore the ethical fault lines of young people's new media engagement and propose a model of 'good play.'

The Standard Electrical Dictionary A Popular Dictionary of Words and Terms Used in the Practice of Electrical Engineering

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Beekeeping For Beginners: A Starter Guide Book On The Basics To Keeping Bees & Harvesting Honey (Beekeeping Books 1)

If you've been looking to get started with beekeeping, but aren't quite sure exactly how to begin... you'll find this book Beekeeping For Beginners: A Starter Guide Book On The Basics To Keeping Bees & Harvesting Honey to be a great resource!

Here are just some of the things you'll discover inside this Beginner's Beekeeping Guide Book -

- The Main Benefits for Keeping Bees

- What You Must Know In Order to Get Started

- The Exact Equipment You Will Need to Succeed with This

- Where to Position Your Hives For Best Results (getting this wrong can mean serious trouble!)

- The Different Types Of Honey Bees & Ones You Can Expect to Keep

- Each Bee's Purpose For Keeping The Hive Going

- What You MUST Do To Care For Your Bees When Seasons Change

- How To Deal With Problems With Your Hive When They Occur

And much more!

Right now you can pick up a copy of Beekeeping for Beginner's for this special introductory price and get started on the right foot with this exciting hobby!

ROBOTS - Are they taking over the planet?

Are robots taking over the planet?

Are they taking our jobs?

"ROBOTS" takes an in depth look into how people are affected by robots and machinery and how modern day companies are using them to the best of their advantage over humans and if robots will dominate the working industry in the future.

This book is a must read for anyone interested in the future of the planet, where the working industry is heading and how this affects every human being.

TRAIN TO WIN - Military Field Manual: Principles of Training, The Role of Leaders, Developing the Unit Training Plan, The Army Operations Process, Training ... Training, Command Training Guidance…

This book describes in detail how the Army trains to win in diverse situations and on different terrains, to overcome strenuous environments and avert all types of attacks. With that focus, the Army develops training readiness and the capabilities that support Army and joint force of the commanders. The authors expended the fundamental concepts of the Army's training doctrine. This reading focuses on training leaders, Soldiers, and Army Civilians as effectively and efficiently as possible given limitations in time and resources. It also aims to ensure that leaders incorporate ethical aspects (such as moral-ethical decision points and personal actions) into training scenarios or routinely discuss ethics during post-training after action reviews.


Training Overview

Train to Win

Principles of Training

Training Proficiency

The Role of Leaders

Battle Focus

Training Environment

Training for Battle Rhythm

Commanders' Dialogues

Reserve Component Training Considerations

Developing the Unit Training Plan

Training Readiness

The Army Operations Process

Command Training Guidance

The Unit Training Plan

Training Briefing

Conducting Training Events






Realistic Training

Training and Evaluation Outlines

Company Training Meetings

After Action Reviews

Lane Training

Unit Training Plan

All Training Briefings

T-week Concept

The incredible shrinking chip

This 1hour free course explored how the microchip is made, the basic physics that make it work, and the future of this incredible technology.

Ebook: Robots (Innovation Trends Series)

The latest paper on Robotics from the Innovation Trends Series by BBVA Innovation Center is available for download.

Job Shop Leaders: Small Wins From a Factory Life

This book is about job shops. Inside is a combination of stories and practical tips from my experience. It's not theory. This is how I lost money, made money, kept my job or got promoted. These are all the things I dug through the literature trying to find answers to. Job shops can be many different types of businesses. Factories, distributors, and government offices could all be considered job shops. Job shops are all those places where the work you do, and the volume of work varies from day to day, even custom design businesses where every piece is unique. There were seven challenges I struggled with that I couldn't find adequate answers to. We talk about it here by addressing: controlling lead times, eliminating knack points, enlightened spending, solving dynamic capacity, getting to full kit, order unevenness (Mura), and Minimum Viable Process (MVP). If you work in high volume mass production this probably isn't written for you. If you've never lost a night's sleep trying to understand how your business works, put this down. If you like big words and highly technical descriptions I'm not your guy. This book is for the searchers. I'm looking forward to this. Come on inside.

On Horsemanship

The Dead Media Notebook: 20th Anniversary Edition


"Mutant media par excellence -- part steampunk abstraction, part Dada art project, part random-access database, and part historico-technical archive. Long live dead media." Sean Matharoo, Science Fiction Studies Issue 128, March 2016

"An excellent resource for scholars and artists working across a wide spectrum of disciplines.... any one of these remarkable notes could be further developed or augmented, and the contributors have done a commendable job peppering their entries with secondary sources for future research. There is absolutely no reason not to download this timely compendium" Sean Matharoo, Science Fiction Studies Issue 128, March 2016

About this book

From Pigeon Post to Magic Lanterns to the Talking View-Master, this book is a compendium of dead and forgotten media formats.

In 1995, Bruce Sterling issued a challenge; "I'll personally offer a CRISP FIFTY-DOLLAR BILL for the first guy, gal, or combination thereof to write and publish THE DEAD MEDIA HANDBOOK."

The handbook would be "a book about media that have died on the barbed wire of technological advance, media that didn't make it, martyred media, dead media... a rich, witty, insightful, profusely illustrated, perfect bound, acid-free-paper coffee-table book... by some really with-it, cutting-edge early-21st century publisher. The kind of book that will appear in seventeen different sections of your local chain store: Political Affairs, Postmodern Theory, Computer Science, Popular Mechanics, Design Studies, the coffee table art book section, the remainder table."

Bruce appealed for help collecting stories and notes about dead media, and over the next five years, notes and suggestions accumulated at

But the book never happened. The website has survived, gradually succumbing to link-rot as the Internet evolved and grew around it.

Twenty years later, Bruce's idea is more relevant than ever. As Benedict Evans said "For the first time ever, the tech industry is selling not just to big corporations or middle-class families but to four fifths of all the adults on earth - it is selling to people who don't have mains electricity or running water and substitute spending on cigarettes for mobile."

This collection is not The Dead Media Handbook. It is a lightly edited collection of those nearly 500 notes and contributions. Inside, you'll find lists of early mainframe computers, speculations about the multi-dimensional mental images created by Peruvian knotted-string books, details of Timothy Leary's experiential typewriter and a lengthy analysis of the Viewmaster and it's competitors.

Warp Factor 10: Travel Faster than Light

This short technical paper presents the first practical technology solution for traveling faster than the speed of light. Most of the hardware & technology necessary for the first tests have already been developed, although faster computer processors may be required for synchronization. Light-years of distance can be traversed by performing millions of "hops;" yet the entire distance traveled requires only a fraction of a second. Each reader must comprehend that our universe is blinking off and on, more than 1 trillion times every second.

For those unconvinced that our universe is blinking, please read "1024 Elementary Particles," which provides compelling mathematical evidence.

Also see youtube:

Colonel Philip Corso, THE DAY AFTER ROSWELL; author comments on the Army's investigation of the 1947 Roswell vehicle; "We were never able to figure out how the propulsion system works... We only know it has something to do with blinking."

The Art of Perfumery

[Biocoder #5] (By: O'Reilly Media Inc) [published: November, 2014]

BioCoder is a quarterly newsletter for DIYbio, synthetic bio, and anything related. You'll discover: Articles about interesting projects and experiments, such as the glowing plant Articles about tools, both those you buy and those you build Visits to DIYbio laboratories Profiles of key people in the community Announcements of events and other items of interest Safety pointers and tips about good laboratory practice Anything that's interesting or useful: you tell us!