Ce 11 juillet 2016, John Harkness n'imagine pas où il a mis les pieds. De passage à Paris, cet Écossais pense avoir pris place dans une salle de cinéma. Quand une vague de chansons déferle sur lui, le ramenant quarante ans en arrière... de Glasgow aux Highlands.
Un « rock-movie » effréné qui nous embarque dans une course-poursuite avec son passé, jusqu'à la collision frontale avec ses convictions et la vérité. Comment a-t-il pu oublier cette nuit-là ?
Juillet 2015, les Bleus se préparent pour la huitième Coupe du monde de rugby. L'impensable se produit. Les joueurs de l'équipe de France, les entraîneurs, et le chauffeur du bus disparaissent. Sans laisser de Mais où est passée la huitième sélection ? Qui a fait le coup ? Y aura-t-il une équipe pour représenter la France lors de cette ...
This book presents a concise framework for assessing technical and sustainability impacts of existing biorefineries and provides a possible road map for development of novel biorefineries. It offers a detailed, integrated approach to evaluate the entire biomass production chain, from the agricultural feedstock production and transportation, to the industrial conversion and commercialization & use of products. The Brazilian sugarcane biorefinery is used as a case study; however, the methods and concepts can be applied to almost any biomass alternative. Chapters explore the main issues regarding biorefinery assessment, including feedstock production and transportation modeling, biofuels and green chemistry products, as well as assessment of sustainability impacts. This book is a valuable source of information to researchers in bioenergy, green chemistry and sustainability fields. It also provides a useful framework for government agencies, investors and the energy industry to evaluate and predict the success of current and future biorefinery alternatives.
This book elaborates on the combined challenges regarding intrapreneurship, sustainability of human resources management (HRM) and digital transformation faced by today's organizations. Representing the first such attempt in current management literature, it explores the sustainable HRM approach, which focuses on connecting internal and external factors so as to achieve positive outcomes not only for the respective organization but also for the society, economy, and environment. It also discusses cases related to HRM's role in establishing a corporate sustainability culture, while also working to promote employee engagement, satisfaction, performance and well-being. In closing, the book discusses the new opportunities provided by digitalization and connectivity in the field of intellectual capital, which make employees the central focus of the organization in order to create sustainable competitive advantages.
This book offers the first systematic guide to machine ethics, bridging between computer science, social sciences and philosophy. Based on a dialogue between an AI scientist and a novelist philosopher, the book discusses important findings on which moral values machines can be taught and how. In turn, it investigates what kind of artificial intelligence (AI) people do actually want.
What are the main consequences of the integration of AI in people's every-day life? In order to co-exist and collaborate with humans, machines need morality, but which moral values should we teach them? Moreover, how can we implement benevolent AI? These are just some of the questions carefully examined in the book, which offers a comprehensive account of ethical issues concerning AI, on the one hand, and a timely snapshot of the power and potential benefits of this technology on the other. Starting with an introduction to common-sense ethical principles, the book then guides the reader, helping them develop and understand more complex ethical concerns and placing them in a larger, technological context. The book makes these topics accessible to a non-expert audience, while also offering alternative reading pathways to inspire more specialized readers.
É no seio das pessoas que encontramos a importância da integração do marketing no novo modelo de gestão urbana.
No marketing, ninguém começa com a pergunta: "O que é que nós queremos?" Começa-se sim com: " O que é que o outro lado deseja? Quais são os seus valores? Os seus objectivos? As suas necessidades? O que é que considera serem resultados?".
É, portanto, para nós crucial que com este livro possamos aumentar o nível de conhecimento e participação de todos os cidadãos neste domínio e daí esta obra ser para eles também dirigida.
Para todos registamos, neste livro, novas tendências, novos caminhos que aglutinam o capital intelectual a inovação e criatividade local e global, para que em uníssono potenciem um novo modelo de gestão urbana que nos implique a todos a olhar para as cidades e lugares com outros olhos, os olhos do século XXI. (Os autores)
This book focuses on the emerging additive manufacturing technology and its applications beyond state-of-the-art, fibre-reinforced thermoplastics. It also discusses the development of a hybrid, integrated process that combines additive and subtractive operations in a single-step platform, allowing CAD-to-Part production with freeform shapes using long or continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastics. The book covers the entire value chain of this next-generation technology, from part design and materials composition to transformation stages, product evaluation, and end-of-life studies.
Moreover, it addresses the following engineering issues:
o Design rules for hybrid additive manufacturing;
o Thermoplastic compounds for high-temperature and -strength applications;
o Advanced extrusion heads and process concepts;
o Hybridisation strategies;
o Software ecosystems for hAM design, pre-processing, process planning, emulating and multi-axis processing;
o 3D path generators for hAM based on a multi-objective optimisation algorithm that matches the recent curved adaptive slicing method with a new transversal scheme;
o hAM parameters, real-time monitoring and closed-loop control;
o Multiparametric nondestructive testing (NDT) tools customised for FRTP AM parts;
o Sustainable manufacturing processes validated by advanced LCA/LCC models.