In a new book, MIT Prof. Catherine Clark takes a deep look at history told through photographs of Paris itself -- as a way of understanding how photography's influence on our historical imaginations has changed since its 19th-century origins.
Researchers at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health -- along with leading diabetes experts from around the country and world -- have developed the third edition of a reference designed to be a one-stop source for crucial scientific information on diabetes and its complications: 'Diabetes in America.'
Two eye surgeons (ophthalmologists) have written a first-of-its-kind book to save the sight of millions of patients around the world by making eye injections (intravitreal injections) safe and comfortable.
New book explores how Africans developed scientific knowledge of the deadly tsetse fly.
There is no getting around it. Mathematical analysis is the gateway to the sciences and is central for understanding machine learning and data mining--especially when addressing topics such as the application of optimization techniques and functional analysis methods to support vector machines, or to measure theoretical arguments for approximation results needed in the study of neural networks. This book provides indispensable mathematical background for graduate students and researchers in machine learning and data mining.
A hospital's perioperative department's performance impacts patient safety. In fact, the consequences of inadequate sterilisation of instruments during the perioperative process could increase the risk of contracting infectious diseases, like the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) for patients. "Computer Vision and Robotics in Perioperative Process" highlights the challenges of the perioperative process in hospitals today and how robots may be the solution to these problems, improving throughput, patient safety and care quality.
World Scientific has published the inaugural volume of the first English Series on China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Entitled The Political Economy of China's Belt and Road Initiative, the book analyzes China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) through the approach of political economy and establishes the analytic framework of BRI from historical and comparative perspectives.
When is the right time? How can I meet the demands of a professorship whilst caring for a young family? Choosing to become a mother has a profound effect on the career path of women holding academic positions, especially in the physical sciences.
A new book from a Portland State University professor uses the popular series 'Orange is the New Black' as a starting point to offer a more realistic and comprehensive look into some of the social, psychological and legal issues facing women behind bars.
Hugh Peyman reasons that in order to react effectively to today's rapid changes, societies, firms and individuals must understand the nature of change itself. He believes that the best way to do this is to look at China and its record-breaking economic transformation. By exploring early Chinese history, philosophy, strategy, and governance, he comments on how they inform current Chinese thinking. He identifies 20 essential ideas underlying Chinese thought on change and explains how each contributes to successful change.