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1. 40 fun experiments [1993]

Book
40 p.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
xi, 269 p. ill. ; 24 cm.
Seven experiments are proposed in this book that the author believes, if any are successful, will alter how the reader perceives the world. The purpose of the book is to draw attention to areas of research neglected as a result of conventional habits of thought. The descriptions of the experiments are intended to focus the topics under discussion. One of the experiments in the book aims to test the hypothesis that many dogs and cats know that their owners are coming home before they actually arrive. Rupert Sheldrake has also written "The Presence of the Past" and "The Rebirth of Nature".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781857021677 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Sound recording
1 sound file : digital Digital: audio file.
"What jobs should be automated? How should our legal systems handle autonomous systems? How likely is the emergence of suprahuman intelligence? A.I. is the future of science, technology, and business--and there is no person better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark. What has A.I. brought us? Where will it lead us? The story of A.I. is the story of intelligence--of life processes as they evolve from bacteria (1.0) to humans (2.0), where life processes define their own software, to technology (3.0), where life processes design both their hardware and software. We know that A.I. is transforming work, laws, and weapons, as well as the dark side of computing (hacking and viral sabotage), raising questions that we all need to address: What jobs should be automated? How should our legal systems handle autonomous systems? How likely is the emergence of suprahuman intelligence? Is it possible to control suprahuman intelligence? How do we ensure that the uses of A.I. remain beneficial? These are the issues at the heart of this book and its unique perspective, which seeks a ground apart from techno-skepticism and digital utopia"-- Provided by publisher.
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Business Library
Book
1 online resource Digital: text file.
"What jobs should be automated? How should our legal systems handle autonomous systems? How likely is the emergence of suprahuman intelligence? A.I. is the future of science, technology, and business--and there is no person better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark. What has A.I. brought us? Where will it lead us? The story of A.I. is the story of intelligence--of life processes as they evolve from bacteria (1.0) to humans (2.0), where life processes define their own software, to technology (3.0), where life processes design both their hardware and software. We know that A.I. is transforming work, laws, and weapons, as well as the dark side of computing (hacking and viral sabotage), raising questions that we all need to address: What jobs should be automated? How should our legal systems handle autonomous systems? How likely is the emergence of suprahuman intelligence? Is it possible to control suprahuman intelligence? How do we ensure that the uses of A.I. remain beneficial? These are the issues at the heart of this book and its unique perspective, which seeks a ground apart from techno-skepticism and digital utopia"-- Provided by publisher.
Overdrive Access limited to one user.
Business Library
Book
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
"When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out how to use the windmill for irrigation purposes"-- Provided by publisher.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
300 p.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 online resource ( p.) : ill.
  • Preface ixAcknowledgments xiiiSIMPLE BUT SUBTLE . . . SIMPLE BUT NOT ALWAYS EASY TO EXPLAIN 1 Blunderspuds and Carrot Cannons--Artillery and Boyle's Law 3 Mr. Bernoulli's Pop-Up Piston--More Bernoulli Weirdness 9 The Rapid-Fire Vacuum Bazooka--Fire Projectiles or Clean the Floor 15 Single-Blade Propellers--Venetian Gondolas 22 Soda Mint Fountains--Thirst for Knowledge and Water Quenched at Once 29 The Armor-Plated Sandcastle--Gas and Sand Combine 34 The Riddle of the Sands--Weird but Beautiful Patterns Appear, All of Their Own Accord 39 Tricks of Sideways Light--Magic Mondrians and Invisible Watches 47 Sunbeam Exploders--Ray Guns Aren't Sci-Fi Any More 55 The Dead-or-Alive Ball--To Bounce or Not to Bounce, Th at Is the Question 64 Cowboy Coffee--Yee Haw! 68 Electric Glue--The Modern Glue 77 Electric Gunpowder--Explosive Electricity! 84 An Eiffel Brick Tower--Eat Your Heart Out, Monsieur Eiffel! 90 Dominoids--Four-Foot Brobdingnagian Monster Dominoes Will Hit the Floor at the End of a Row of Standard Dominoes 97 Colloons--Civil and Aeronautical Engineering Combined: Neither Column nor Balloon 104 Motor Brushes--The Science of Vibration-Driven Vehicles Is Applied to a Humble Household Brush 112 A Smooth-Wheel Paddle Steamer--Invisible (well, almost) Marine Propulsion 117 A String Amplifier--The Powerful Science of Loops of String 124 The Punkah Pendulum--Air-Conditioning and Timekeeping Combined 130 The Maharaja's Sunshade--Air in Motion Provides Tent and Air-Conditioning Rolled into One 136SURPRISINGLY SUBTLE . . . SURPRISES GALORE IN THIS MAVERICK COLLECTION 143 An Electric Sundial--Tired of Running to Your Cave Entrance to Get the Time? 145 The Kleenex Clock--Time from Tissue Paper 153 The Torsion Time Pencil--Peeling off Atomic Layers as Time Goes by 160 The Swell-Gel Flowstopper--Stop Water Going up Your Gas Lines 165 The Vortex Pump--Whirling Water Magic 170 Waxaulics--Hydraulics for Candles 175 Telestrings--Remote-Controlled Art 182 Squirting String--Getting String to Flow through Pipes 189 Spider Technology--The Silken Secrets of Spiderman 194SIMPLE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE . . . FUNDAMENTALS OF THE PHYSICAL WORLD UNCOVERED IN ELEGANTLY SIMPLE DEMONSTRATIONS 203 The Molecule Meter--I Speak Your Molecular Weight! 205 Talking Sparks--Send Messages at 186 Million Miles per Hour: See How Radio Pioneer Marconi First Sent Radio a Thousand Miles 211 Light and Lens Pipes--The Strong Focusing Principle Used in the Microscopes of Fundamental Particle Physics 221 Fire from Water--The Power of Concentration 230 The Heliracket--Waves, Molecules, and Music 239 The Helitower--The Momentum Principle of Rockets and Helicopters 248CLOXOTICA-- EXOTIC CLOCKS AND OSCILLATORS: A CORNUCOPIA OF UNUSUAL CLOCKS 257 The Paperclip Clock--A Major Leap Forward in Horological Science, the Acme of Simplicity 259 The Micropendulum--The Prestipendulous Tick-Tock Clock 266 The String Thing--Ballet Dancing for Pendulums 274 Eddy the Coniclock--A Spinning Disk Powers a Conical Pendulum 280 The Humming Clock--Recycle Unwanted Mains Hum to Run Your Clock 285 An Hourglass Wallah--The Sands of Time Updated 292 The Knife-through-Butter Clock--Melting Time 300 Creepy Clocks and Time Pencils--The Slow Flow of Solids 307 A Polymerizing Clock--Telling Time with Glue and Chemistry 316 Delay-Line Oscillators--Pass-the-Parcel Oscillators 322 The Fan Flap Flip-Flop Clock--A Huffi ng and Puffing Clock 328 The Faucet Oscillator--Measuring Time with Spurts of Water 333 The Slugulator--Not an Oscillator for the Impatient! 338 The Sloshulator--Time from Waves 344GEEKONICS--SIMPLER THAN YOU MIGHT EXPECT, AND NOT JUST FOR GEEKS 351 The Telebubblegraph--Sending Bubbly Messages the Electrolytic Way 353 The Touchy-Feely Sensor--Putting a Number to Hotfeelingness and Coldfeelingness 361 Fire Wire--Finding Fire along a Wire 368 Electric Bubble Memory--Minute Electric Cells Keep Your 1s and 0s Safe 375 Red-Hot Memory--Binary Memory: 0s Are Cold and 1s Are (ouch!) Hot 381 Deflation Detection--Ultrasonic Tire Monitoring 390MAD, BAD, AND DANGEROUS--PROJECTS THAT HAVE HAZARDS, ALTHOUGH THEY CAN BE MINIMIZED 397 Deep Impact--Armor-Piercing Carrots: High-Speed Vegetables 399 The Flying Soda Bottle--A Spectacular Piece of Practical Science Using the Rapid Release of Energy from Compressed Gas 409 Oxygen Fireworks--The Greener, Safer Ground Fireworks System 419GREAT STUFF--BIGGER PROJECTS THAT NEED SPACE AND LARGER PARTS 431 The Helevator--The Elevator of Oz: Is It a Helicopter or an Elevator? 433 An Airbag Oscillator--Your Body Forms Part of This Ride-On Brobdingnagian Oscillator 441 A Bubble-Tube Oscillator--Trains of Bubbles Chase Each Other Upward 449 The Preposterously Big Party Blowout--The Holiday Party Favorite Scaled up to Span Football Fields 457 Pink-Noise Pipes--Make Music from Noise! 463 Turbo Panjandrums--The Auto-Unicycle 469 The Impossible Turbine--The Backward-Forward-Always-Clockwise Turbine 477 A Rocket Railroad--Th is Rocket Pumps Propellant from the Track as It Goes Along 483 The Hovertrain--A Railroad without Rails 489 A Jet-Wash Rocket--The Superclean Rocket 496 The Single-Helix Pump--You Don't Need a Double Helix to Squirt Water at Surprising Pressure 503 Leonardo's Bridge--No Nails or Screws or String: It's Just a Subtle Stack of Sticks 509 Your Personal Hovercraft--You Have a Personal Computer, Why Not Ride Around on Your Personal Hovercraft? 517Tips and Tricks 527Old-Fashioned Units 531Bibliography 533Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691149660 20170814
The Ultimate Book of Saturday Science is Neil Downie's biggest and most astounding compendium yet of science experiments you can do in your own kitchen or backyard using common household items. It may be the only book that encourages hands-on science learning through the use of high-velocity, air-driven carrots. Downie, the undisputed maestro of Saturday science, here reveals important principles in physics, engineering, and chemistry through such marvels as the Helevator--a contraption that's half helicopter, half elevator--and the Rocket Railroad, which pumps propellant up from its own track. The Riddle of the Sands demonstrates why some granular materials form steep cones when poured while others collapse in an avalanche. The Sunbeam Exploder creates a combustible delivery system out of sunlight, while the Red Hot Memory experiment shows you how to store data as heat. Want to learn to tell time using a knife and some butter? There's a whole section devoted to exotic clocks and oscillators that teaches you how. The Ultimate Book of Saturday Science features more than seventy fun and astonishing experiments that range in difficulty from simple to more challenging. All of them are original, and all are guaranteed to work. Downie provides instructions for each one and explains the underlying science, and also presents experimental variations that readers will want to try.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691149660 20170814
Book
1 online resource (xi, 546 pages) : illustrations.
  • Preface ixAcknowledgments xiiiSIMPLE BUT SUBTLE . . . SIMPLE BUT NOT ALWAYS EASY TO EXPLAIN 1 Blunderspuds and Carrot Cannons--Artillery and Boyle's Law 3 Mr. Bernoulli's Pop-Up Piston--More Bernoulli Weirdness 9 The Rapid-Fire Vacuum Bazooka--Fire Projectiles or Clean the Floor 15 Single-Blade Propellers--Venetian Gondolas 22 Soda Mint Fountains--Thirst for Knowledge and Water Quenched at Once 29 The Armor-Plated Sandcastle--Gas and Sand Combine 34 The Riddle of the Sands--Weird but Beautiful Patterns Appear, All of Their Own Accord 39 Tricks of Sideways Light--Magic Mondrians and Invisible Watches 47 Sunbeam Exploders--Ray Guns Aren't Sci-Fi Any More 55 The Dead-or-Alive Ball--To Bounce or Not to Bounce, Th at Is the Question 64 Cowboy Coffee--Yee Haw! 68 Electric Glue--The Modern Glue 77 Electric Gunpowder--Explosive Electricity! 84 An Eiffel Brick Tower--Eat Your Heart Out, Monsieur Eiffel! 90 Dominoids--Four-Foot Brobdingnagian Monster Dominoes Will Hit the Floor at the End of a Row of Standard Dominoes 97 Colloons--Civil and Aeronautical Engineering Combined: Neither Column nor Balloon 104 Motor Brushes--The Science of Vibration-Driven Vehicles Is Applied to a Humble Household Brush 112 A Smooth-Wheel Paddle Steamer--Invisible (well, almost) Marine Propulsion 117 A String Amplifier--The Powerful Science of Loops of String 124 The Punkah Pendulum--Air-Conditioning and Timekeeping Combined 130 The Maharaja's Sunshade--Air in Motion Provides Tent and Air-Conditioning Rolled into One 136SURPRISINGLY SUBTLE . . . SURPRISES GALORE IN THIS MAVERICK COLLECTION 143 An Electric Sundial--Tired of Running to Your Cave Entrance to Get the Time? 145 The Kleenex Clock--Time from Tissue Paper 153 The Torsion Time Pencil--Peeling off Atomic Layers as Time Goes by 160 The Swell-Gel Flowstopper--Stop Water Going up Your Gas Lines 165 The Vortex Pump--Whirling Water Magic 170 Waxaulics--Hydraulics for Candles 175 Telestrings--Remote-Controlled Art 182 Squirting String--Getting String to Flow through Pipes 189 Spider Technology--The Silken Secrets of Spiderman 194SIMPLE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE . . . FUNDAMENTALS OF THE PHYSICAL WORLD UNCOVERED IN ELEGANTLY SIMPLE DEMONSTRATIONS 203 The Molecule Meter--I Speak Your Molecular Weight! 205 Talking Sparks--Send Messages at 186 Million Miles per Hour: See How Radio Pioneer Marconi First Sent Radio a Thousand Miles 211 Light and Lens Pipes--The Strong Focusing Principle Used in the Microscopes of Fundamental Particle Physics 221 Fire from Water--The Power of Concentration 230 The Heliracket--Waves, Molecules, and Music 239 The Helitower--The Momentum Principle of Rockets and Helicopters 248CLOXOTICA-- EXOTIC CLOCKS AND OSCILLATORS: A CORNUCOPIA OF UNUSUAL CLOCKS 257 The Paperclip Clock--A Major Leap Forward in Horological Science, the Acme of Simplicity 259 The Micropendulum--The Prestipendulous Tick-Tock Clock 266 The String Thing--Ballet Dancing for Pendulums 274 Eddy the Coniclock--A Spinning Disk Powers a Conical Pendulum 280 The Humming Clock--Recycle Unwanted Mains Hum to Run Your Clock 285 An Hourglass Wallah--The Sands of Time Updated 292 The Knife-through-Butter Clock--Melting Time 300 Creepy Clocks and Time Pencils--The Slow Flow of Solids 307 A Polymerizing Clock--Telling Time with Glue and Chemistry 316 Delay-Line Oscillators--Pass-the-Parcel Oscillators 322 The Fan Flap Flip-Flop Clock--A Huffi ng and Puffing Clock 328 The Faucet Oscillator--Measuring Time with Spurts of Water 333 The Slugulator--Not an Oscillator for the Impatient! 338 The Sloshulator--Time from Waves 344GEEKONICS--SIMPLER THAN YOU MIGHT EXPECT, AND NOT JUST FOR GEEKS 351 The Telebubblegraph--Sending Bubbly Messages the Electrolytic Way 353 The Touchy-Feely Sensor--Putting a Number to Hotfeelingness and Coldfeelingness 361 Fire Wire--Finding Fire along a Wire 368 Electric Bubble Memory--Minute Electric Cells Keep Your 1s and 0s Safe 375 Red-Hot Memory--Binary Memory: 0s Are Cold and 1s Are (ouch!) Hot 381 Deflation Detection--Ultrasonic Tire Monitoring 390MAD, BAD, AND DANGEROUS--PROJECTS THAT HAVE HAZARDS, ALTHOUGH THEY CAN BE MINIMIZED 397 Deep Impact--Armor-Piercing Carrots: High-Speed Vegetables 399 The Flying Soda Bottle--A Spectacular Piece of Practical Science Using the Rapid Release of Energy from Compressed Gas 409 Oxygen Fireworks--The Greener, Safer Ground Fireworks System 419GREAT STUFF--BIGGER PROJECTS THAT NEED SPACE AND LARGER PARTS 431 The Helevator--The Elevator of Oz: Is It a Helicopter or an Elevator? 433 An Airbag Oscillator--Your Body Forms Part of This Ride-On Brobdingnagian Oscillator 441 A Bubble-Tube Oscillator--Trains of Bubbles Chase Each Other Upward 449 The Preposterously Big Party Blowout--The Holiday Party Favorite Scaled up to Span Football Fields 457 Pink-Noise Pipes--Make Music from Noise! 463 Turbo Panjandrums--The Auto-Unicycle 469 The Impossible Turbine--The Backward-Forward-Always-Clockwise Turbine 477 A Rocket Railroad--Th is Rocket Pumps Propellant from the Track as It Goes Along 483 The Hovertrain--A Railroad without Rails 489 A Jet-Wash Rocket--The Superclean Rocket 496 The Single-Helix Pump--You Don't Need a Double Helix to Squirt Water at Surprising Pressure 503 Leonardo's Bridge--No Nails or Screws or String: It's Just a Subtle Stack of Sticks 509 Your Personal Hovercraft--You Have a Personal Computer, Why Not Ride Around on Your Personal Hovercraft? 517Tips and Tricks 527Old-Fashioned Units 531Bibliography 533Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691149660 20170814
The Ultimate Book of Saturday Science is Neil Downie's biggest and most astounding compendium yet of science experiments you can do in your own kitchen or backyard using common household items. It may be the only book that encourages hands-on science learning through the use of high-velocity, air-driven carrots. Downie, the undisputed maestro of Saturday science, here reveals important principles in physics, engineering, and chemistry through such marvels as the Helevator--a contraption that's half helicopter, half elevator--and the Rocket Railroad, which pumps propellant up from its own track. The Riddle of the Sands demonstrates why some granular materials form steep cones when poured while others collapse in an avalanche. The Sunbeam Exploder creates a combustible delivery system out of sunlight, while the Red Hot Memory experiment shows you how to store data as heat. Want to learn to tell time using a knife and some butter? There's a whole section devoted to exotic clocks and oscillators that teaches you how. The Ultimate Book of Saturday Science features more than seventy fun and astonishing experiments that range in difficulty from simple to more challenging. All of them are original, and all are guaranteed to work. Downie provides instructions for each one and explains the underlying science, and also presents experimental variations that readers will want to try.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691149660 20170814
Book
xi, 125 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Antigravity machine
  • Balloon car
  • Balloon in a bottle
  • Balloon rocket
  • Copper nail
  • Cosmic ray detector
  • Edible glass
  • Egg in a bottle
  • Electric lemon
  • Exploding life savers
  • Fake blood
  • Falling egg
  • Floating paper clip
  • Floating ping-pong ball
  • Flying Rice Krispies
  • Fried marbles
  • Green slime
  • Homemade UFO
  • Hose phone
  • Human lightbulb
  • Invisible inks
  • Killer straw
  • Lava lamps
  • Magic crystal garden
  • Magnetic balloon
  • Marbled paper
  • Paper helicopter
  • Plastic milk
  • Play dough
  • Quaker oats camera
  • Quicksand
  • Recycled paper
  • Rising golf ball
  • Rock candy
  • Rubber chicken bone
  • Rubber egg
  • Secret message egg
  • Seesawing candle
  • Smoke bomb
  • Spraying fountain
  • Steel wool sparkler
  • Stink bombs
  • Swinging cups
  • Switching switches
  • Tornado machine
  • Underwater candle
  • Underwater fireworks
  • Volcano madness.
Offers young readers a comprehensive science book filled with wild and wacky projects, such as making green slime, cooking edible glass, creating fake blood, and more.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
1 v.
Green Library
Book
210 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
157 p. : ill.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
192 p. illus. 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
272 p.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xviii, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
x, 117 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
A collection of experiments that can be performed using ordinary household objects, such as making a battery from money or a beach ball-powered elevator, plus explanations of why each works.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
231 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Floating and sinking
  • Shadows and reflections
  • Machines and movement
  • Sound and music
  • Air and flight
  • Color and light
  • Growing plants
  • Batteries and magnets.
The experiments are designed to be easy to organize and fun to do for children.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
64 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Suggests fifty science experiments, exploring such areas as energy and gravity while using common household items.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
128 p. : ill ; 22 cm.
"Gr. 3-6...Simple and direct experiments requiring a minimum of materials and expense....Helpful offering."-- "Booklist. "Appealing...safe."-- "SLJ. "Nearly a hundred simple science demonstrations that use common household materials....Even the more experienced readers will probably find something new....A good resource for teachers....Recommended."-- "Science Books & Films. 128 pages, 115 b/w illus., 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780806957647 20160608
Enchanting cartoons, excellent how-to illustrations, and easy-to-read directions show kids how to make invisible ink or a compass, turn a straw into a trombone, squeeze an egg into a small neck bottle.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780806967943 20160614
Education Library (Cubberley)

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