General Science on modern technology and space technology.

In summary, a recommended list of books for a layman looking for an introduction to various topics in science and technology would include "Space Technology and Applications", "Fundamentals of Defense Technology", "The Beginner's Guide to Computers and Technology", "Robotics, Vision, and Control", "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach", "Neural Networks and Deep Learning", and "Nanotechnology for Dummies".
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I’m in need of recommendation of a general science book (‘general’ means just a bit of introduction and its application, not going into its detailed theoretical and technical workings) which contains the following topics (though not exhaustive)

Space Technology: the basic concept of launching vehicle, satellites, polar orbit, geo-stationary orbit, solid fuel, liquid fuel.

Defence Technology: Cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, manned aircraft, unmanned aircraft, submarines, nuclear-powered submarines. Nuclear weapons.

Computers: Super Computers, Quantum Computers, Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Digital Signature, Digital Certificate.

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks.

Nanotechnology.

The first reply to this thread might be “There is no single book for all that”, assume that reply is already made, and suggest the least number of books that can cover those topics. Please keep in mind that the book should be for a layman, who can understand those topics but doesn’t want to go into rocket science.
 
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A suggested list of books that could cover the topics mentioned above would be: 1. "Space Technology and Applications" by Michael A. G. Michaud 2. "Fundamentals of Defense Technology" by David L. Cooper 3. "The Beginner's Guide to Computers and Technology" by Mark Edward Soper 4. "Robotics, Vision, and Control" by Peter Corke 5. "Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach" by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig 6. "Neural Networks and Deep Learning" by Michael Nielsen 7. "Nanotechnology for Dummies" by Earl Boysen and Nancy C. Muir
 

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1. What is the role of modern technology in scientific research?

Modern technology has greatly enhanced the capabilities of scientific research. It has allowed scientists to collect and analyze data more efficiently and accurately, as well as to conduct experiments that were previously impossible. Technology such as supercomputers, advanced imaging techniques, and high-speed data processing have revolutionized the way scientists conduct research and make new discoveries.

2. How has space technology advanced our understanding of the universe?

Space technology has allowed us to explore and study the vastness of the universe in ways that were unimaginable just a few decades ago. Satellites, telescopes, and probes have provided us with detailed images and data of planets, stars, and galaxies, helping us to better understand their composition, behavior, and evolution. Space technology has also enabled us to study the effects of space on human biology, paving the way for future space exploration and colonization.

3. What are some examples of modern technology used in space exploration?

Some examples of modern technology used in space exploration include rovers, which are robotic vehicles that can explore the surface of other planets and moons; satellites, which orbit the Earth and provide us with valuable information about our planet and its environment; and space probes, which are unmanned spacecraft that travel to other planets and gather data. Other technologies used in space exploration include advanced propulsion systems, communication devices, and navigation systems.

4. How has modern technology impacted our daily lives?

Modern technology has had a profound impact on our daily lives in many ways. It has made communication faster and more convenient, with the development of smartphones, social media, and video conferencing. It has also made our lives more efficient, with the use of smart home devices, online banking, and e-commerce. In addition, modern technology has improved healthcare, transportation, and education, making our lives safer, healthier, and more connected.

5. What are some ethical considerations surrounding modern technology and space exploration?

There are several ethical considerations surrounding modern technology and space exploration, including the impact on the environment, potential risks to human life, and the use of resources. For example, the launch of satellites and rockets can contribute to pollution and the depletion of natural resources. There are also concerns about the safety of astronauts and the potential consequences of space debris. Additionally, the use of technology in space raises questions about ownership and responsibility, as well as the potential for misuse or exploitation.

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