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Summary: Nothing can replace the skills of good doctors and nurses, but without digital technology and advanced electronic systems, the field of medicine would soon collapse. X-Rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, and MRI and PET imaging all use electronics to map different aspects of the human body and convert the information into a visual format. This program visits one of the world's leading research centers...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Imagine driving in complete darkness without worry-thanks to a virtual picture of the road projected on the windshield. It's an existing technology, not science fiction! With unprecedented access to top-flight engineering projects that are integral to the design of Jaguar cars, this program shows how electronics are taking the art and science of driving into the future. Viewers learn how...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: From spoken-word conversations to real-time video, a dazzling array of communication options are now available at the touch (or click) of a button. This video explores the concepts and technologies at the heart of fiber-optic communication. Demonstrations and discussions focus on basic principles of telephone systems and state-of-the-art optical technology; distances that light can travel...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Although the encroachment of technology into the natural world is always a legitimate concern, it is also worth examining the many ways in which electronic systems help improve environmental research as well as weather and climate monitoring. This program features two case studies that illustrate the helpful roles electronics can play in life science and meteorology. An in-depth look at the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: After a brief history of electronics starting with valves and vacuum tubes, this program explains the operation of semiconductors, diodes, and transistors. It covers the electronic band structure of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors; doping to boost the conductivity of n- and p-type semiconductors; the functioning of LEDs and photodiodes used in remote control devices and DVD readers;...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: From the minutia of warehouse inventories to the training programs of the aeronautics industry, this program focuses on commercial applications for high-tech electronic systems. Two in-depth case studies are used. The first showcases a HUD or "head-up" display developed by British Aerospace Engineering, used in state-of-the-art flight instruction of civilian aircraft pilots. The second case...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: As technology progresses, printed circuit boards or PCBs are becoming ever more central to daily life. As such, an understanding of basic circuitry and how to apply it to PCB assembly is vital to almost any engineer or technical designer. This program highlights the importance of PCBs and follows their industrial manufacture from design brief to completion. It illustrates the benefits of new...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Australia's largest independent digital media and entertainment company, destra, relies on a robust network for its day-to-day business. Using destra as a case study, this program begins with an overview of computer networks and then introduces issues involving architecture and infrastructure, processes and procedures, maintenance, security, and disaster recovery. An informative illustration of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This technical program provides a step-by-step explanation of the infrastructure of computers and how they actually work. An overview of the processor includes discussions about how its interconnections make memory possible. Other topics include the bus and binary works and memory storage locations. Using excellent computer graphics, we see how the arithmetic and logic unit (ALU) adds two...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Most computer users are familiar with terms such as chips, hard drives, and RAM, but what exactly is a chip and what does it do? What does a hard drive look like and how does it work? With helpful graphics and a lively presentation, this informative, entertaining program goes inside today's typical computer to look at the functions of its main components. Close-up visuals show the inner...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Computers: everyone uses them, but how do they actually work? This video goes beyond the desktop and program software to grapple with the system hardware itself. After a quick history of the computer, Inside a Computer takes a close look at the motherboard, with its central processing unit, RAM, and system clock; input devices such as the keyboard, mouse, and joystick; output devices like the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Hellebuyck, Adam

Summary: "Using the fun, interactive world of Minecraft and key concepts in STEAM, two teachers developed the Minecraft and STEAM series to be used in and out of the classroom. In Minecraft and STEAM, students discover that Minecraft isn't just a game, it's a toolthat can be used to learn about real-world science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Patterns and Numbers in Minecraft focuses on math...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 794.8 HEL

Summary: Designed to give users comprehensive conversational language and grammar skills. The basic course (10 lessons) focuses on polite greetings and small talk and is perfect for patrons who are planning a short trip to a foreign country, or for those who want to get a taste of a foreign language and culture. The complete course (100 lessons) is designed for patrons who already know the basics of a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mango Languages 2009

Keppeler, Jill

Summary: Text and photographs look at how to build castles in Minecraft, focusing on how to build arches, drawbridges, towers, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2019

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Fishman, Stephen

Summary: Even though you've always been told otherwise, writers and artists can copy other people’s work and get away with it. Enter the world of the public domain, where everything is free for the taking, and the only secret to unlocking this treasure trove is knowing how to recognize free content and where to find it. With The Public Domain, you'll get specific information about finding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nolo 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 346.04 FIS