Despite recent advancements, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals continue to face discrimination and other challenges related to school experiences, family formation, aging, and more. Examining these issues and the impact that political and societal forces have on the lives of LGBTQ individuals, The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies launches today as a three-volume set.
Nanomedicines demonstrate the capability to enhance drug properties by offering protection from degradation, enabling controlled release and biodistribution and increasing bioavailability. In fact, the term 'nanotheranostics' has been proposed to describe a new class of nanomedicines which integrates the simultaneous detection and treatment of a disease. Many creative approaches have been proposed to co-deliver imaging and therapeutic agents too.
How can engineers deal with oxidation and corrosion at high temperatures? How do we prevent degradation of mechanical properties of materials at high temperatures in corrosive environments?
Remember the Minority Report acted by Tom Cruise some years ago? Well, the possibilities of what we have seen is now coming to past as the power of bending devices, is now made available through flexible electronics.
Heavily illustrated and referenced, with problem solving examples, The Concise Handbook of Analytical Spectroscopy is integrated into 5 volumes, each covering the theory, instrumentation, sampling methods, experimental design, and data analysis techniques, as well as essential reference tables, figures, and spectra for each spectroscopic region. The detailed practical aspects of applying spectroscopic tools for many of the most exciting and current applications are covered. Featured applications include: medical, biomedical, optical, physics, common commercial analysis methods, spectroscopic quantitative and qualitative techniques, and advanced methods.
Through a thorough consideration of Chinese leaders' evolving world view and their assessments of the changing international environment, the book offers a useful, informative and stimulating background for a better understanding of Chinese foreign policy since the beginning of the era of reforms and opening to the external world. While considering China's foreign policy from its leaders' policy framework, the author maintains an objective and critical view.
Carnegie Mellon University economist and complexity theorist John H. Miller argues that there are lessons to be learned by understanding how bees in a hive, and a variety of other systems, interact.
In Exhaustion: A History (Columbia University Press, 2016), Dr Anna Katharina Schaffner, Reader in Comparative Literature and Medical Humanities, in the University's School of European Culture and Languages, says 'burnout' and worries about work life balance were known to different eras by different terms.
A conceptual structure that leads to deep scientific discoveries, yet tricks the mind into believing the impossible.
On 9/11, World Trade Center office workers who escaped the wreckage of the initial attacks fled in desperation. But leaving lower Manhattan by familiar routes proved all but impossible. Yet, within just nine hours, half a million people were evacuated. The unexpected rescuers? Hundreds of boat operators. How that happened, and what planners can learn from it, is the subject of a new book by the directors of the University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center.