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作者 Bartusiak, Marcia F
書名 A Positron Named Priscilla : Scientific Discovery at the Frontier
出版項 Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 1994
©1994
國際標準書號 9780309588447 (electronic bk.)
9780309048934
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附註 A Positron Named Priscilla -- Copyright -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- A POSITRON NAMED Priscilla -- Shake, Rattle, And Shine New Methods of Probing the Sun's Interior -- THE MUSIC OF THE SUN -- REWRITING THE TEXTBOOKS -- THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG? -- GONG -- THE ELUSIVE NEUTRINO -- THE SOLAR FURNACE -- UNDERGROUND TELESCOPES -- NOTES -- Bibliography -- Recommended Reading -- A Positron Named Priscilla Trapping and Manipulating Atoms -- THE SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPE -- TOTE THAT ATOM, LIFT THAT MOLECULE -- ATOMIC SWITCHING -- LIMITATIONS OF THE TECHNIQUE -- A POSITRON NAMED PRISCILLA -- THE PROBLEM OF PRECISION -- LASER COOLING -- OBSERVATIONS OF IONS -- TRAPPLING ATOMS -- THE ATOMIC FOUNTAIN -- SOME USES OF PRECISION -- APPLICATIONS IN BIOLOGY -- WHERE DO WE STAND? -- Bibliography -- Aids Solving the Molecular Puzzle -- ANCIENT HATREDS AND NEW PLAGUES -- VIRUSES -- THE IMMUNE SYSTEM -- LIFE CYCLE OF HIV -- Initial Contact, the Receptor -- The "Pick-up -- Uncoating -- Replication -- CENTRAL DOGMA -- UNORTHODOX INFORMATION -- THE BIRTH OF NEW PARTICLES -- VIRAL ASSEMBLY -- HOW HIV CAUSES AIDS -- Infection -- T-cell Mystery -- Shedding -- VACCINES AND THERAPEUTICS -- Vaccines -- Therapeutics -- A New Generation of Drug Treatments -- Recommended Reading -- Doubling Up How The Genetic Code Replicates Itself -- STARTING AT THE VERY BEGINNING -- TACKLING THE NEXT STAGE OF COMPLEXITY -- SNARING KEY EVIDENCE -- IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FUTURE -- EPILOGUE -- Proteins That Keep Replication in Order -- Helicases and Single-Stranded Binding Proteins -- The Polymerases -- Exonucleases, Polymerases, and Ligases That Piece Together the Leading and Lagging Strands -- The Replisome Protein Complex Keeps All in Order -- The Topoisomerases Adjust Swivel to DNA -- Using Protein Editors to Correct Errors -- Bibliography -- Recommended Reading
Magellan's Venus A World Revealed -- A VEILED WORLD -- A MATTER OF HEAT -- ORBITERS LIFT THE VEIL -- CONTROVERSY IN CRATES -- PROBING THE INTERIOR -- SCENARIO FOR AN ANCIENT CATASTROPHE -- VENUS IS ALIVE -- THE TECTONIC ALTERNATIVE -- MEANWHILE, IN THE UPPER MANTLE -- RETHINKING THE CRATERING RECORD -- THE GEOLOGIC LINK: DISTRIBUTED DEFORMATION -- TOO SOON FOR CERTAINTY -- NOTES -- Bibliography -- Clocks In The Earth? The Science of Earthquake Prediction -- THE RIDDLES AND RHYTHMS OF 1992: EARTHQUAKE SCIENCE IN THE MIRROR -- THE EARTH ITSELF -- THE LANGUAGE OF EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION -- STALKING ELUSIVE PATTERNS -- The Characteristic Earthquake Hypothesis -- Hitting the Trail into Past Time -- Paleoseismology -- Slipping and a "Slidin -- Reading the Historical Record -- Predictability and Politics -- GEOPHYSICS IN LABORATORY EARTH -- The Stress Dilemma -- Rupture Dynamics-Propagating Pulses of Slip? -- THE PARKFIELD "OBSERVATORY -- The Future -- Bibliography -- The Mathematical Microscope Waves, Wavelets, and Beyond -- A MATHEMATICAL POEM -- A RABBLE OF FUNCTIONS -- THE EXPLANATION OF NATURAL PHENOMENA -- BEING ACADEMIC OR BEING REAL -- DRIVING A CAR HALF A BLOCK -- TALKING TO HEATHENS -- THIS MUST BE WRONG.… -- A MATHEMATICAL MICROSCOPE -- MOTHER OR AMOEBA? -- AVOIDING REDUNDANCY -- UNIFICATION -- EVADING INFINITY -- HEISENBERG -- PUTTING WAVELETS TO WORK -- CUT THE WEEDS AND SPARE THE DAISIES -- WAVELETS DON'T EXIST… -- COMPRESSING INFORMATION -- TURBULENCE AND WAVELETS -- FINGERPRINTS AND HUNGARIAN DANCES -- BEYOND WAVELETS -- NOTES -- REFERENCES -- Recommended Reading -- BOOKS ACCESSIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC -- A SAMPLING OF TECHNICAL BOOKS -- A Family Affair The Top Quark And The Higgs Particle -- Bibliography -- Bouncing Balls Of Carbon The Discovery and Promise of Fullerenes -- BUCKYBALLS AND THE OTHER FULLERENES KEEP ON ROLLING
A CARBON PRIMER -- AN UNEXPECTED DISCOVERY -- First Hints of Something Strange -- A Soccer-Ball Solution -- Capturing Buckyballs -- FINGERPRINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHING BUCKYBALLS -- The Raman Spectrum -- NMR-The Chemist's Proof And a Surprise -- Surprise: Buckyballs Can't Sit Still -- First Buckyball Photos -- Buckyballs by the Bushel -- Nonfullerene Fullerenes -- 1001 USES FOR BUCKYBALLS-MAYBE -- From Insulator to Conductor to Superconductor -- Prisoners in a Carbon Cage -- A Fullerene Ready for Market -- Other Promising Uses and a Real Long Shot -- BUCKYBALL POSTSCRIPT: HOW IT ALL STARTED -- Bibliography -- Recommended Reading -- Fold, Spindle, And Regulate How Proteins Work -- THE IMPORTANCE OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE -- ANATOMY OF PROTEINS -- THE SEARCH FOR STRUCTURE: X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY AND NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE -- THE STRUCTURE OF PROTEIN IS RESILIENT -- DESIGNING SUPERSTABLE PROTEINS -- THE LEUCINE ZIPPER AND GENE REGULATION -- THE LEUCINE ZIPPER IS A COILED COIL -- A CANINE PINCUSHION POINTS THE WAY -- X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY: FINDING THE MOLECULAR DETAILS -- THE COILED COIL: RULES OF FOLDING -- THE ASPARAGINE RULE -- ANOTHER APPROACH IN THE QUEST FOR THE HOLY GRAIL -- APPLICATIONS: A CANCER DIAGNOSTIC -- CONCLUSION -- Bibliography -- Appendix A Abstracts of Additional Sessions of the Frontiers of Science Symposia -- MATERIALS SCIENCE -- OZONE HOLES -- TOPOLOGY -- QUANTUM CONFINED SEMICONDUCTORS -- MASS EXTINCTIONS -- THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE -- Appendix B Symposia Programs -- THIRD ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON FRONTIERS OF SCIENCE NOVEMBER 7-9, 1991 -- Astrophysics:Looking Inside The Sun -- Biology:Basic Science Related to AIDS -- Computer Science:Aspects of Theoretical Computer Science -- Geosciences:Earthquake Prediction -- Geosciences:Mass Extinctions -- Material Science:Quantum Confined Semiconductors -- Mathematics:Topology
Physics:Manipulating Atoms by Laser Atom Trapping and Scanning Tunneling Tips -- FOURTH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON FRONTIERS OF SCIENCE NOVEMBER 5-7, 1992 -- Atmospheric Science:Ozone Holes-Causes and Effects of Polar Ozone Depletion -- Biology:The Cell Cycle -- Biology:Structure and Function of Proteins -- Chemistry and Physics:Buckminsterfullerenes-A New Form of Carbon -- Geosciences:Venus-Results from Magellan -- Materials Science:New Materials-Conducting Polymers,Organic Magnets, Composites -- Mathematics:The Wavelet Transform -- Physics:Current Topics in Hadron Collider Physics-Prelude to the Superconducting Supercollider Era -- Appendix C About the Authors -- MARCIA BARTUSIAK -- BARBARA BURKE -- ANDREW CHAIKIN -- ADDISON GREENWOOD -- T.A. HEPPENHEIMER -- MICHELLE HOFFMAN -- DAVID HOLZMAN -- ELIZABETH J. MAGGIO -- ANNE SIMON MOFFAT -- Index
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鏈接 Print version: Bartusiak, Marcia F. A Positron Named Priscilla : Scientific Discovery at the Frontier Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press,c1994 9780309048934
主題 Discoveries in science.;Creative ability in science.;Research
Electronic books
Alt Author Burke, Barbara
Chaikin, Andrew
Greenwood, Addison
Heppenheimer, T. A
Hoffman, Michelle
Holzman, David
Maggio, Elizabeth J
Moffat, Anne Simon
Sciences, National Academy of
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