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Classrooms, libraries, businesses, and community centers are jumping on board the 3D printing bandwagon. Many of the leading industry entrepreneurs are young people such as 13-year-old Alexis Lewis, who invented the patented Emergency Mask Pod, a kit of 3D printed lifesaving supplies. 3D printing technology can handle just about anything, including food, candy, clothing, cars, medical prosthetics, houses, and cars. It can even print 3D printers! This radically new "disruptive" technology, also c
Deaths from drug overdoses have gone up a staggering amount since 2000. Opiates are natural forms of painkilling drugs (such as morphine, heroin, and codeine) derived from the opium poppy. Opioids are synthetic opiates that include the generic medications hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and fentanyl. The terms are often used interchangeably. Nurse, medical writer, and public health expert Connie Goldsmith investigates the neurology of addiction, the environmental triggers of addiction and
Scarlett Stiles is desperate for a change of scenery after her older brother, Liam, dies of a drug overdose. But spending the summer with her grandfather wasn't exactly what she had in mind. Luckily, Scarlett finds something to keep her busy—a local rock band looking for a guitarist. Even though playing guitar has been hard since Liam died, Scarlett can't pass on an opportunity like this, and she can't take her eyes off the band's hot lead singer either. Is real happiness just around the corner?
A beautifully illustrated collection of seven influential art genres that have shaped the art world. The Art Collections is a visual celebration of prints, paintings, and sculptures from great photographers to extraordinary painters and illustrators. These large format, full-colour books provide a unique look at the rich variety of art created from centuries ago to the present day, reflecting an enduring culture and era. Each title in the Art Collections contains over one hundred museum quality
In February 2011, artificial intelligent (AI) "smart machine" Watson won a million-dollar prize against two human contestants on Jeopardy. Since then, AI drones, cars, Packbots (rescue robots), and social robots have become realities. Space robots are on the horizon, and according to some AI researchers, the Singularity (smart machines that will reprogram themselves and download massive amounts of information from the Internet until they surpass human intelligence) is not far behind. Award-winni
In February 2016, scientists captured for the first time ever the burplike sound of gravitational waves, the ripples in space-time that result from the collision of black holes. Black holes have captured popular imagination since Albert Einstein first predicted their existence in 1916. In the late 1960s, American theoretical physicist John Archibald Wheeler coined the term to describe a region in space with a gravitational force so strong that not even light can escape its grip. High-tech satell
Black Lives Matter was born in July 2013 after a jury exonerated the killer of an unarmed black youth named Trayvon Martin. Since that time it has become known as a formidable, often controversial, civil rights movement that seeks equality and fair treatment of black citizens by law enforcement and by society as a whole.
Eight teens are dropped off on a remote west-coast island for a week-long treatment program called INTRO (Into Nature to Renew Ourselves). The story is told by two of them: Alice, whose police-officer mother believes Alice might have a substance-abuse problem, and Caleb, who assaulted his abusive stepfather. They are joined by six other miscreants and three staff: a psychologist, a social worker and an ex-cop. On the first night, one of the girls disappears from her cabin. There is a panicked se
Travelling journalist Kepler settles in the Colorado mining town of Broke Heart to start a new life. But before long, he is swept up in a chain of mysterious deaths. With no one he can trust, it is up to Kepler to save the town from a horror straight out of legend.