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Two outstanding titles are top picks for science audiences seeking to keep up with the latest details. J. Storrs Hall's Nanofuture: What's Next For Nanotechnology (1591022878, $28.00) explores a diverse set of possibilities for nanotechnology's applications, from flying cars and the elimination of hunger to new smart machines built at the molecular and atomic levels. Dr. Hall himself is a leading research in nanotechnology who invented utility fog Utility fog is a hypothetical collection of tiny robots, envisioned by Dr. John Storrs Hall while he was thinking about a nanotechnological replacement for car seatbelts. The robots would be microscopic, with extending arms reaching in several different directions, and could  and explores the new technology's hopes, potentials, and dangers. Cathy Cobb & Monty (programming, abuse) monty - /mon'tee/ Any program with a ludicrously complex user interface that performs a trivial task. An example would be a menu-driven, button clicking, pulldown, pop-up windows program for listing directories.  L. Fetterolf's The Joy Of Chemistry: The Amazing a·maze  
v. a·mazed, a·maz·ing, a·maz·es
1. To affect with great wonder; astonish. See Synonyms at surprise.

2. Obsolete To bewilder; perplex.

 Science Of Familiar Things (1591022312, $26.00) challenges the idea chemistry is a complex, challenging science not for lay readers. The authors are both professional chemists as well as educators, and here provide easy illustrations of basic chemistry using everyday experience as the foundation for understandable examples. From how to assemble a bottle rocket A bottle rocket is a very small skyrocket. A typical bottle rocket consists of a rocket engine attached to a stabilizing stick. The user can place the stick in an empty bottle (hence the name), and ignite the rocket engine; the mouth of the bottle guides the stick, stabilizing the  using basic household chemicals to gemstone gemstone

Any of various minerals prized for beauty, durability, and rarity. A few noncrystalline materials of organic origin (e.g., pearl, red coral, and amber) also are classified as gemstones.
 chemistry, there is much of interest in The Joy Of Chemistry--even for readers with no scientific background whatsoever.
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Title Annotation:Nanofuture: What's Next for Nanotechnology; The Joy of Chemistry: The Amazing Science of Familiar Things
Publication:The Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Dec 1, 2005
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