James J. (Jamie) Bock, professor of physics at Caltech and senior research scientist at JPL, is the 2014 recipient of the George W. Goddard Award from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. SPIE selected Bock for the award in recognition of his development of sensitive bolometer arrays for studies of distant, dusty galaxies and the cosmic microwave background radiation, leading to their use on the Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE) on the Herschel Space Observatory and the High Frequency Instrument (HFI) on the Planck Surveyor spacecraft.
JPL Library has recently purchased the MIT Press eBooks Library, accessible from the IEEE Xplore platform. This is a collection of more than 500 books, mostly in the fields of computer sciences and engineering technology, including artificial intelligence, information theory, computer programming, information technology, and electrical engineering.
Here are a list of books within the area of “computer software & hardware”:
- Car Crashes without Cars:Lessons about Simulation Technology and Organizational Change from Automotive Design, 2012
- Code/Space:Software and Everyday Life, 2011
- Concepts, Techniques, and Models of Computer Programming, 2004
- Crowdsourcing, 2013
- Dataset Shift in Machine Learning, 2009
- High Performance Fortran Handbook, 1993
- Human Information Retrieval, 2010
- Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots, 2011
- Large-Scale Kernel Machines, 2007
- Performance Analysis of Data-Sharing Environments, 2003
- Phantasmal Media:An Approach to Imagination, Computation, and Expression, 2013
- Press On:Principles of Interaction Programming, 2007
Other areas of interest include:
- Communication, Networking, and Broadcasting
- Components, Circuits, Devices & Systems
- Robotics & Control Systems
- Signal Processing
Library staff can provide customized lists by topics. All books can be searched and downloaded from within the JPL network. They can then be transferred to mobile devices for later reading. For more questions, contact the Library Reference Desk at Library@jpl.nasa.gov, or call ext 4-4200.
ASM Handbooks Online™ is the industry’s best known and most comprehensive source of information on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials technology. It includes:
- Peer-reviewed, trusted information in every area of materials specialization
- The complete content of twenty-eight ASM Handbook volumes, several ASM Handbook supplements, and two ASM Desk Editions
- Over 25,000 pages of articles, illustrations, tables, graphs, specifications and practical examples
- Updated quarterly
A few selected volume titles are:
- Properties and Selection: Irons, Steels, and High-Performance Alloy, Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials
- Alloy Phase Diagrams
- Powder Metal Technologies and Applications
- Metallography and Microstructures
- Fractography and Corrosions
- Failure Analysis and Prevention
- Materials Selection and Design
By the way, ASM stands for American Society for Metals. However, it is an international society now, so it is known as ASM International now. If you are interested in knowing the evolution from The Steel Treaters Club in Detroit from 1913 to ASM International, and the city where the headquarter located is actually called Materials City in Ohio, you may want to read its brief history.
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April 30th, 2014 at 4:30pm
Magdy Bareh, Autonomy and Fault Protection Group Supervisor and Rajeev Joshi, Flight Software Systems and Development Engineer, will present “Recovering Curiosity from the Jaws of Death”.
On the Martian surface, the MSL Curiosity Rover was nearly lost due to a series of faults that culminated in the worst day any operations team could ever imagine. Come hear the tale of the how the operations team discovered and diagnosed the anomaly, and averted disaster.
For information on the JPL Stories series click here or contact Teresa Bailey at 4-9233.
Since this is also the “Bring Our Children to Work Day”, the selections will be by young people. Come to see some bright, young minds talking about what they do!
The JPL Library, Archives, and Records Section will once again participate in the Lab-wide 2014 Bring Our Children to Work Day on Thursday, April 24. There will be games, experiments, and snacks at the Hub. Check back here for more details.
Evan Chan of the Office of the CIO and Emily Schneider of Human Resources will discuss connecting and collaborating with JPL Gateway Tuesday, April 1 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hub, 111-104.
JPL Gateway offers a suite of tools that can be used to connect with peers throughout the Lab as well as securely collaborate by sharing documents and data. Chan and Schneider will explain how Gateway can boost your team’s productivity and discover the HR/OCIO collaboration that will change how Gateway is used in the near future.
This event is an Explore IT Workshop from the Information Technology Directorate/Office of the CIO.