The Birds, the Bees and the Platypuses: Crazy, Sexy and Cool Stories from Science / Edition 1

The Birds, the Bees and the Platypuses: Crazy, Sexy and Cool Stories from Science / Edition 1

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by Michael Gross
     
 

ISBN-10: 3527322876

ISBN-13: 9783527322879

Pub. Date: 07/15/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Michael Gross has been writing about science full time for the last eight years and as a night time hobby for the previous seven. From his treasure troves, he now presents his favourite science stories from these 15 years.
What are the attractions that make him revisit a topic or reread an article again and again? Often, it's the sheer craziness of wildly…  See more details below

Overview

Michael Gross has been writing about science full time for the last eight years and as a night time hobby for the previous seven. From his treasure troves, he now presents his favourite science stories from these 15 years.
What are the attractions that make him revisit a topic or reread an article again and again? Often, it's the sheer craziness of wildly unexpected findings or grotesquely oversized challenges. In other stories, there is a sexy element or an unexpected insight into the human condition. And sometimes, when reporting new and future technologies, the author just can't help thinking: >cooooooool!< So here are more than 60 crazy, sexy and cool science stories for you to enjoy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783527322879
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Series:
Erlebnis Wissenschaft Series, #2
Pages:
259
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

CRAZY -
WEIRD AND WONDERFUL TALES FROM NATURE AND SCIENCE
Tardigrades can take the pressure
Magic bullets from the desert
Asparagine and old lace
Peptides shielding our skin
Health warning: your body may be unstable
All together now
So where is most of the universe?
Cell jet printers
A frizzled inhairitance
How to eat without a stomach
Astronomy helps spotting whalesharks
Talk to your protein
Ancient protein survives in our eyes

SEXY -
OFFIAL: PEOPLE ARE THE WEIRDEST CREATURES ON THIS PLANET: SORRY, PLATYPUS
Read my lips
A matter of taste
Let your love glow
Jacobson's molecules
The science of the Simpsons
Elusive treasures
Eggs and sperms and rock n' roll
A Cuban success story
Cupid chemistry

COOL -
WELL, HUMANS MAY BE WEIRD, BUT THEY DID DEVELOP SOME COOL TECHNOLOGY
Crystallographic antibodies
Dip-pen lithography
Traffic-light proteins
A cool receptor
Biotronics: a collision of continents
The one-atom quantum computer
Twist and twirl
Multi-purpose DNA
Diatoms
Nature's warning signs
All on one chip
Platinum stories
Nanowires plugged into nerve cells
Aptamer sensors
Hairy ball theorem untangles chemical problem

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