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

By: Hockfield, Susan

0393634744 / 9780393634747
Hardback
660.6
07/05/2019
Published 07/05/2019
United States
163 x 244 mm, 520 grams 256 pages
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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 radically 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.

BIC:

PDR Impact of science & technology on society, TCB Biotechnology

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