The Gabble And Other Stories

The Gabble   And Other Stories

He went on to explain that he'd received my synopsis and sample chapters of Gridlinked and would rather like to see the rest. Still befuddled, I picked myself up off the floor and tried to say something about the website I had just set ...

Author: Neal Asher

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230714571

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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An extraordinary collection from the architect of the Polity universe, Neal Asher's The Gabble - And Other Short Stories reveals a universe of unbridled imagination, and each one is a delight in itself. Much of Neal Asher’s fiction is set in the galactic civilization he calls the Polity, an alliance of human-populated worlds. And in this collection of thirteen marvellously inventive and action-packed short stories, Asher is on top form. You can expect conflicted humans, fiendishly clever plot twists, extraordinary technologies and so much more. The discerning reader can also savour tales of alien poisons, the walking dead, the Sea of Death, and the putrefactor symbiont. No one does weird, wonderful and downright gruesome aliens better than Neal Asher, so prepare to visit his favourites. Sample the lifestyles of creatures such as the gabbleduck and the hooder, as Asher takes you on a wild ride into his vividly-imagined futures.
Categories: Fiction

Solar Cells and Their Applications

Solar Cells and Their Applications

Northwestern region Based onthe above statistics, the average annual effective usage hours in the northwestern regionfor different system types are the following: individual PV power system: 1200 h; on building gridlinked PV power ...

Author: Lewis M. Fraas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118024052

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 627

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A major update of solar cell technology and the solar marketplace Since the first publication of this important volume over a decade ago, dramatic changes have taken place with the solar market growing almost 100-fold and the U.S. moving from first to fourth place in the world market as analyzed in this Second Edition. Three bold new opportunities are identified for any countries wanting to improve market position. The first is combining pin solar cells with 3X concentration to achieve economic competitiveness near term. The second is charging battery-powered cars with solar cell–generated electricity from arrays in surrounding areas—including the car owners' homes—while simultaneously reducing their home electricity bills by over ninety percent. The third is formation of economic "unions" of sufficient combined economic size to be major competitors. In this updated edition, feed-in tariffs are identified as the most effective approach for public policy. Reasons are provided to explain why pin solar cells outperform more traditional pn solar cells. Field test data are reported for nineteen percent pin solar cells and for ~500X concentrating systems with bare cell efficiencies approaching forty percent. Paths to bare cell efficiencies over fifty percent are described, and key missing program elements are identified. Since government support is needed for new technology prototype integration and qualification testing before manufacturing scale up, the key economic measure is identified in this volume as the electricity cost in cents per kilowatt-hour at the complete installed system level, rather than just the up-front solar cell modules' costs in dollars per watt. This Second Edition will benefit technologists in the fields of solar cells and systems; solar cell researchers; power systems designers; academics studying microelectronics, semiconductors, and solar cells; business students and investors with a technical focus; and government and political officials developing public policy.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Gridlinked Agent Cormac 1

Gridlinked  Agent Cormac  1

Author: Neal Asher

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 1509868380

Category:

Page: 528

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The hunter becomes the hunted in Gridlinked, the first sci-fi thriller in Neal Asher's compelling Agent Cormac series.When a portal to other planets explodes on Samarkand, thousands are killed and a terraforming project is obliterated. Earth Central Security suspects sabotage - and assigns a legendary investigator. But Agent Ian Cormac has his own problems. Years spent mentally linked to the Polity's AI network have eroded his humanity, and this gridlink has to be severed or he'll die. Without it, he has only his wits (and Shuriken, a throwing star with a mind of its own) to rely on.Cormac's disastrous last mission also haunts him - as a psychopath and a murderous android track him across the galaxy, seeking revenge. Meanwhile, the ice-bound planet of Samarkand hides deadly secrets beneath its surface . . . secrets Cormac is about to disturb.Gridlinked is followed by The Line of Polity, the second title in the Agent Cormac series.
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Renewable Energy for Your Home

Renewable Energy for Your Home

Grid tiein See Gridlinked. Inverter Electromechanical device that changes the DC electricity as it comes from the battery bank into AC electricity. The size, shape, and power of your inverter will relate to the size of your battery bank ...

Author: Alan Bridgewater

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781569759417

Category: House & Home

Page: 258

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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Categories: House & Home

The Engineer ReConditioned

The Engineer ReConditioned

If Tanjen had not gone to the wall when it did, I would not have sent synopsis and sample chapters of Gridlinked to Peter Lavery of Pan Macmillan at precisely the right time . But then again, had Tanjen not published my other books, ...

Author: Neal Asher

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434442734

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 628

Mysterious aliens ... ruthless terrorists ... androids with attitude ... genetic manipulation ... punch-ups with lasers ... giant spaceships ... what more could you want? This great collection of 10 short stories by the author of Gridlinked, The Skinner, In the Line of Polity, and many more is a great read!
Categories: Fiction

Regenerative Design Techniques

Regenerative Design Techniques

For this reason , we consider grid - linked systems first . Design of a Grid - Linked System Most of the cost of a grid - linked system is on the front end : purchase and installation of the hardware . Although system maintenance is ...

Author: Pete Melby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471414727

Category: Architecture

Page: 420

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This book, "provides practical and applied information on sustainable and regenerative principles, as well as techniques for analyzing and implementing these princibles into the desigm of a structure of site."
Categories: Architecture

AI and Machine Learning Paradigms for Health Monitoring System

AI and Machine Learning Paradigms for Health Monitoring System

Results showed that the grid-linked system is more economical and efficient compared to off grid [27]. Ogunjuyigbe et al. carried out the size optimization of a grid-linked SPV/wind/diesel generator (DG)/battery HES to fulfil the ...

Author: Hasmat Malik

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813344129

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 513

View: 693

This book embodies principles and applications of advanced soft computing approaches in engineering, healthcare and allied domains directed toward the researchers aspiring to learn and apply intelligent data analytics techniques. The first part covers AI, machine learning and data analytics tools and techniques and their applications to the class of several hospital and health real-life problems. In the later part, the applications of AI, ML and data analytics shall be covered over the wide variety of applications in hospital, health, engineering and/or applied sciences such as the clinical services, medical image analysis, management support, quality analysis, bioinformatics, device analysis and operations. The book presents knowledge of experts in the form of chapters with the objective to introduce the theme of intelligent data analytics and discusses associated theoretical applications. At last, it presents simulation codes for the problems included in the book for better understanding for beginners.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Candidates and Priorities for Technology Assessments

Candidates and Priorities for Technology Assessments

According to the most comprehensive index which we developed , that of total impact modified by support scores ( U2 ) , the ten technological developments having the highest priority for technology assessment are : 1 • Grid - linked ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4261899

Category: Technology assessment

Page: 610

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Categories: Technology assessment

Candidates and Priorities for Technology Assessments Ayres R U Shapanka A Humes K An approach to priorities

Candidates and Priorities for Technology Assessments  Ayres  R  U   Shapanka  A   Humes  K  An approach to priorities

Grid - linked total utility systems • Autonomous ( non grid - linked ) total energy systems Geothermal energy Use of distillation to treat all municipal and industrial wastewater • Hydrogen fuel - based economy High temperature ...

Author: National Science Foundation (U.S.). Office of Exploratory Research and Problem Assessment

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015002746140

Category: Technology assessment

Page: 4

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Categories: Technology assessment

Polity Agent

Polity Agent

... the other woman to be gridlinked. It considered going in there, disabling the drones, and snatching from the humans whatever it could. Too intrusive, too obvious. Anyway, the Legate needed more than just the physical evidence; ...

Author: Neal Asher

Publisher: Start Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781597805162

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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From 800 years in the future, a runcible gate is opened into the Polity and those coming through it have been sent specially to take the alien ‘Maker’ back to its home civilization in the Small Magellanic cloud. Once these refugees are safely through, the gate itself is rapidly shut down – because something alien is pursuing them. The gate is then dumped into a nearby sun. From those refugees who get through, agent Cormac learns that the Maker civilization has been destroyed by pernicious virus known as the Jain technology. This, of course, raised questions: why was Dragon, a massive biocontruct of the Makers, really sent to the Polity; why did a Jain node suddenly end up in the hands of someone who could do the most damage with it? Meanwhile an entity called the Legate is distributing pernicious Jain nodes . . . and a renegade attack ship, The King of Hearts, has encountered something very nasty outside the Polity itself.
Categories: Fiction