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Merkle, Ralph C. (Ralph Charles)

Overview
Works: 10 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 1,176 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: TK7874.8, 621.381
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Most widely held works by Ralph C Merkle
Kinematic self-replicating machines by Robert A Freitas ( )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book offers a general review of the voluminous theoretical and experimental literature pertaining to physical self-replicating systems. The principal focus here is on self-replicating machine systems. Most importantly, we are concerned with kinematic self-replicating machines: systems in which actual physical objects, not mere patterns of information, undertake their own replication
Secrecy, authentication, and public key systems by Ralph C Merkle ( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intelligence and security informatics IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2005, Atlanta, GA, USA, May 19-20, 2005 : proceedings by Hsinchun Chen ( )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... we held the IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI 2005) in May 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia."
Large scale analysis of neural structures by Ralph C Merkle ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Death in the deep freeze ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This programme looks at cryonics - a process in which individuals are suspended in liquid nitrogen after their death in the hopes that at some point in the future they will be brought back to life. Tanya Jones works for Alcor in Arizona, one of the two cryonics institutions currently available. She talks about the process and the ethical and emotional aspects of cryonic preservation. Central to the programme are the Riskins, Michael and Anita, both of whom have signed up with Alcor. This decision has become particularly poignant for them as Anita has become terminally ill with multiple cancerous tumours around her body. She records a video diary of her last weeks and we see footage of her dead body undergoing the cryonic process. We also hear from Gregory Fahy who is working at Cambridge University at the cutting edge of cryobiology who has successfully freezed a rabbits kidney and then re-implanted it. Arthur W. Rowe, a professor of Forensic Medicine is extremely sceptical about cryonics both in terms of its ethical and actual possibilities. While Ralph Merkle, a leading scientist in nanomedicine, describes how the reanimation of cryonically suspended bodies might be made successful with the improvement in the future of molecular machines
Secrets of the sequence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The first segment focuses on the latest techniques in genetic engineering or "taking a trait from one organism and dropping it into the genome of another". The second segment highlights the fight against diseases and insects attacking the bananas by using genetic techniques. The last segment examines the use of oxygen-carrying nanobots to prolong life after a patient stops breathing
Food fight Going bananas ; Drugs downsized ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Pt.[1]. Food fight - A fish combined with a tomato? Rice fused with a flower? Pesticides built into our potatoes? These ideas may sound like a Hollywood sci-fi movie but they aren't. It's all part of genetic engineering--taking a trait from one organism and dropping it into the genome of another. This segment will look at the latest techniques of the world's crop creators. - pt.[2]. Going bananas - It may seem an unlikely subject for gene sequencing, but the banana is more important than you think. The fourth largest food crop in the world, the banana plant is currently being ravaged by disease and insects. By sequencing its genome, scientists hope to battle back and save this beloved crop. - pt.[3]. Drugs downsized - A human hair is about a hundred microns across; a nanometer is 100-thousand times smaller. Scientists are already building tools that can manipulate matter at the nano level. We talk to researchers who want to create oxygen-carrying nanobots that, when pumped into the body, could keep you alive for an hour after you'd stopped breathing. We hear from the opposition that fears deadly unstoppable "gray goo" of artificial life spreading across the planet
 
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Alternative Names
Merkle, Ralph Charles
Languages
English (21)
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