Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions: 5th International Conference, IPCAI 2014, Fukuoka, Japan, June 28, 2014 Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)

This booklet constitutes the refereed complaints of the fifth overseas convention on info Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions, IPCAI 2014, held in Fukuoka, Japan, on June 28, 2014. The 28 papers offered have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from fifty eight submissions. The papers are geared up in topical sections on making plans, simulation, sufferer particular versions for laptop assisted interventions, scientific robotics and surgical navigation, interventional imaging and complicated intra-op visualization, cognition, modeling and context wisdom, scientific purposes, structures, software program, and validation.

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Practical Web 2.0 Applications with PHP (Expert's Voice)

By Quentin Zervaas

In functional Hypertext Preprocessor net 2.0 functions, Hypertext Preprocessor, MySQL, CSS, XHTML, and JavaScript/Ajax improvement innovations are introduced jointly to teach you the way to create the most popular personal home page internet functions, from making plans and layout as much as ultimate implementation, with out going over pointless fundamentals that might carry you again. This e-book contains must-have software gains equivalent to seek performance, maps, blogs, dynamic picture galleries, and custom-made consumer components. It covers every little thing in a pragmatic, educational kind so that you can commence engaged on your individual tasks as quick as possible.

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Memoirs of a Space Traveler: Further Reminiscences of Ijon Tichy

By Stanislaw Lem

Ijon Tichy is a normal house vacationer whose impressive interest leads him to the very fringes of technology. Their plans are grandiose, the offers they make too frequently Faustian, for the ends those scientists pursue situation humanity's maximum and such a lot historic obsessions: immortality, man made intelligence, and probably the greatest purchaser items.

By turns philosophical, satirical, and absurd, Lem's tales persist with Ijon's adventures as either an observer of--and player in--strange experiments. defective time machines, clever washing machines, suicidal potatoes--Ijon Tichy navigates all of them with logic and in so doing exhibits why he endures as one in all Lem's most well liked characters.

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The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster

By Steve Dalton

A job-search handbook that provides profession seekers a scientific, tech-savvy formulation to successfully and successfully objective strength employers and safe the fundamental first interview.

The 2-Hour activity Search indicates job-seekers the way to paintings smarter (and speedier) to safe first interviews. via a prescriptive process, Dalton explains how you can plow through the Internet’s sea of data and create a job-search system that depends upon mainstream know-how reminiscent of Excel, Google, LinkedIn, and alumni databases to create a listing of objective employers, touch them, after which safe an interview—with simply hours of attempt. keeping off obscure assistance like “leverage your contacts,” Dalton tells job-hunters precisely what to do and the way to do it. This empowering e-book makes a speciality of the serious center section of the task seek and is helping readers deliver association to what's all too usually an ineffectual and problematical method.

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L'électronique en pratique : 36 expériences ludiques

By Charles Platt

Un peu de théorie, beaucoup de pratique !
Vous souhaitez vous mettre à l'électronique, mais à situation de pratiquer tout de suite ? Vous voulez en connaître les grands fondements, mais sans risquer l'overdose de théorie ? Avec ce livre d'introduction, vous commencerez à monter des circuits simples dès l. a. première web page. Par le biais de 36 expériences, toutes plus amusantes les unes que les autres, vous découvrirez les principaux composants et les innovations essentiels de l'électronique. Vous serez guidé pas à pas dans los angeles réalisation de montages de plus en plus complexes, allant d'un commutateur basique aux circuits intégrés, d'une LED qui clignote aux microcontrôleurs programmables. Ludique, inventif, foisonnant d'illustrations (plus de 500 images, schémas et dessins), écrit dans un langage vivant et obtainable, cet ouvrage remarquable met l'électronique à los angeles portée de tous.

A qui s'adresse ce livre ?
Aux électroniciens en herbe, amateurs, bricoleurs, bidouilleurs, geeks, étudiants, musiciens...
A tous les makers qui souhaitent découvrir l'électronique par l. a. pratique.
Dans ce livre, vous apprendrez à :
vous aménager un bel espace de travail, équipé de tous les outils nécessaires
identifier les principaux composants électroniques et leurs fonctions dans un circuit
fabriquer une alarme anti-intrusion, une radio, un bijou électronique, un testeur de réflexe et un verrou à combinaison
construire un petit véhicule qui réagit à son environnement et évite les stumbling blocks

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The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet

By Ramez Naam

"Brilliant" - Ray Kurzweil
"Required interpreting for all international thinkers and leaders." - Steven Pinker
Climate switch. Finite fossil fuels. clean water depletion. emerging commodity costs. Ocean acidification. Overpopulation. Deforestation. Feeding the world's billions.

We're beset by way of an array of traditional source and environmental demanding situations. They pose an immense threat to human prosperity, to international peace, and to the planet itself.

Yet, if we act, those difficulties are addressable. all through heritage we've got triumph over related difficulties, yet in basic terms whilst now we have concentrated our energies on innovation. For the main beneficial source we now have is not oil, water, gold, or land - it truly is our stockpile of worthy rules, and our continuously transforming into potential to extend them.

In this striking e-book, Ramez Naam charts a path to supercharge innovation - through altering the principles of our financial system - that could lead the full international to larger wealth and human wellbeing and fitness, while we evade looming source crunches and environmental mess ups and decrease our impression at the planet.

From solar energy to desalination, from subsequent new release vegetation to subsequent new release batteries, from applied sciences which can scrub carbon from our skies to people who may well flip our rubbish dumps into piles of invaluable assets - ideas are attainable: yet provided that we put money into innovation, and provided that we placed the perfect incentives in position world wide. This e-book exhibits the scope of the issues, the panorama of the suggestions, and coverage alterations we have to make to convey these options to fruition.

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PC Magazine Fighting Spyware, Viruses, and Malware

By Ed Tittel

Imagine there isn't any malicious software program in your machine? "PC journal" thinks you might want to re-examine. Scans by means of ISPs have published as many as twenty-eight spy ware courses operating at the normal domestic computing device - like yours. that is lots of people prying into what is in your computing device, and a DSL or cable connection is a digital welcome mat. yet by means of following Ed Tittel's recommendation, you could find out how invasions happen, spot an infestation, fix harm that is already performed, and slam the door on those that are looking to hijack your notebook - together with your wallet.Here's how one can: learn how to realize while a malicious program, a plague, spy ware, or spy ware has invaded your computer; get the instruments that may healing infection; dig into the home windows Registry to take away the nastiest of insects; hinder a recurrence with own firewalls and protecting software program; take care of the onslaught of junk mail; continue your defenses up to date; and, provide it the boot. in the event you think you have stuck anything and you are keen to kiss every little thing see you later that you've got additional to or replaced ...since the final time you booted up your desktop ...try this. whereas home windows is first booting up, hit the F8 key ...Choose the final identified sturdy Configuration alternative, and home windows may still boot working the model of the Registry that existed the final time your approach booted - that's, prior to you were given contaminated - From bankruptcy four.

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Biodegradable Green Composites

This ebook comprehensively addresses floor amendment of common fibers to cause them to more advantageous, low cost, and environmentally pleasant. subject matters comprise the elucidation of significant elements surrounding chemical and eco-friendly ways for the skin amendment of normal fibers, using recycled waste, homes of biodegradable polyesters, tools comparable to electrospinning, and functions of hybrid composite fabrics.

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Technology and Innovation for Social Change

Pressure exists among technologists and social thinkers end result of the impression expertise and innovation have on social values and norms, that's frequently considered as harmful to the cultural textile of a state or society. because the worldwide company atmosphere is the context within which implementation of know-how and innovation occurs, it truly is largely authorized because the significant explanation for such conflicts. during this backdrop, this edited publication integrates autonomous study from around the globe. It bargains with the character and importance of expertise, innovation and social swap in addition to the relationships among them, and discusses the importance of social entrepreneurship from social innovation and expertise perspectives.

Research components coated are with regards to the advance and deployment of expertise, innovation and data in social switch, functions of associations, types, position of presidency and company social accountability and neighborhood involvement. a number of features of social swap are mentioned within the context of India, Mexico, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Nigeria and different African nations. yet society doesn't silently settle for technologically enforced alterations; occasionally know-how is obvious as an enemy of inclusive development and for lots of, monetary improvement is an anti-thesis of social switch. chosen case stories on sector-specific applied sciences, corresponding to using genetically changed seeds in agriculture, which has impacted the marketplace and society, are seriously analyzed to increase insights into the adoption of expertise and its impression. even as it examines coverage similar matters, with none bias in want of, or opposed to, a particular know-how.

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Geology: A Complete Introduction (Teach Yourself)

By David A. Rothery

Geology: a whole advent is designed to offer you every little thing you want to prevail, multi functional position. It covers the foremost parts that scholars are anticipated to be convinced in, outlining the fundamentals in transparent English, after which supplying added-value positive aspects like a word list of the basic jargon phrases, hyperlinks to beneficial web pages, or even examples of questions you're requested in a seminar or exam.

The publication makes use of a constitution selected to hide the necessities of most college and collage classes on Geology. themes lined comprise the Earth's constitution, earthquakes, plate tectonics, volcanoes, igneous intrusions, metamorphism, weathering, erosion, deposition, deformation, actual assets, prior lifestyles and fossils, the background of the Earth, sunlight procedure geology, and geological fieldwork. There are important appendices of minerals, rock names and geological time.

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