Computers: Faster, Smaller, and Smarter

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Computers affect all areas of our lives, yet they have only been around for about 50 years. Today they are among our most powerful tools. This book looks at the cutting edge of computer technology today, and how simple ideas and dreams will help shape the future. Find out: How computers help solve crimes. Why do some robots look like snakes? What cyber threats is the world is facing?
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Overview

Computers affect all areas of our lives, yet they have only been around for about 50 years. Today they are among our most powerful tools. This book looks at the cutting edge of computer technology today, and how simple ideas and dreams will help shape the future. Find out: How computers help solve crimes. Why do some robots look like snakes? What cyber threats is the world is facing?
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Gr 5-9-Two titles that focus on some of the rapid changes in their respective fields. Electronics looks at the development of popular devices from conception to implementation. The introductory chapter describes how the valve gave way to the microchip, how analog and digital signals differ, the many advantages of a digital signal, and the ability to store large amounts of information in the digital format. Following chapters examine cell phones, radio, music, cameras, television, video, and electronic games. A look into the future envisions cellular television and cellular teeth. Computers describes early machines and then looks at embedded computers, robotics, communication, imaging and simulation, viruses, spyware, hackers, and the future of computers. Both titles have bright prismatic borders on the tops and bottoms of the pages, a time line that runs across the bottom of a spread in each chapter, sidebars, and clear black-and-white and color photos with captions. Informative, fascinating, and useful for reports.-Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403474322
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Series: The Cutting Edge Series
  • Pages: 56
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents


The Big Picture     4
Computers with and without People     8
Wired World     14
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence     22
Imaging and Modeling     30
Cyber Threats     38
Faster and Smaller     46
Glossary     54
Further Resources     55
Index     56
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