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Lee, W. David 1946-

Works: 13 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 1,835 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Publishing director
Classifications: R856, 610.28
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Most widely held works by W. David Lee
From X-rays to DNA : how engineering drives biology by W. David Lee( )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Engineering has been an essential collaborator in biological research and breakthroughs in biology are often enabled by technological advances. Decoding the double helix structure of DNA, for example, only became possible after significant advances in such technologies as X-ray diffraction and gel electrophoresis. Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis improved as new technologies--including the stethoscope, the microscope, and the X-ray--developed. These engineering breakthroughs take place away from the biology lab, and many years may elapse before the technology becomes available to biologists. In this book, David Lee argues for concurrent engineering--the convergence of engineering and biological research--as a means to accelerate the pace of biological discovery and its application to diagnosis and treatment. He presents extensive case studies and introduces a metric to measure the time between technological development and biological discovery. Investigating a series of major biological discoveries that range from pasteurization to electron microscopy, Lee finds that it took an average of forty years for the necessary technology to become available for laboratory use. Lee calls for new approaches to research and funding to encourage a tighter, more collaborative coupling of engineering and biology. Only then, he argues, will we see the rapid advances in the life sciences that are critically needed for life-saving diagnosis and treatment."--Publisher information
From Nothing, Something( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Nothing, Something profiles creative thinkers across a variety of disciplines to find the common techniques, habits and neuroses that lead to breakthrough ideas. This is an inspiring, intimate, often funny look at the creative process -- straight from the brains of some of culture's most unique and accomplished talents. The film draws a line from a-to-b, charting the journey of an idea from "fanciful notion" to "real world actuality." Featuring interviews with: Grammy-Nominated Singer-Songwriter Sara Quin of Tegan & Sara, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter/Novelist Tom Perrotta (Election, Little Children, The Leftovers), Hollywood creature designer Neville Page (Avatar, Star Trek, Prometheus), Top Chefs Mary Sue Milliken & Susan Feniger, Architect Preston Scott Cohen, Pulitzer-Winning Cartoonist Steve Breen, among many others
Development of a high efficiency automatic defrosting refrigerator/freezer : phase I--design and development by W. David Lee( Book )

in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of technological improvements to optimize truck configurations for fuel economy by Inc Arthur D. Little( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy conservation opportunities in appliances using energy storage : final report, November 30, 1978 by W. Thompson Lawrence( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflict resolution in pastoral succession by W. David Lee( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuous transfer of liquid helium to a rotating dewar by W. David Lee( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effect of Applied Electric Fields on the Mechanisms of Oxidation of Metals and Alloys( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The effect of an applied electric field on oxidation/hot corrosion was investigated in a molten salt of Na2SO4 and in a salt seeded propane air flame. Nichrome metal strips were used in the investigation of the effect of applied electric fields on corrosion. Marked reduction on the level of corrosion was demonstrated with the anodic electrode in the salt bath at a threshold applied current level of 1.39 ma/sq. The chromium content of the alloy appears to play a critical role in promoting the anodic protection, nickel alone is insufficient. An effect of an applied electric field on corrosion in a salt seeded flame was observed. At the anode, scanning electron probe measurements verify that the oxide ion loses electrons and hence the oxide activity is reduced relative to the sulfur activity. (Author)
Engineering Assessment of TEG and TEG/FC Technology Growth Potential. Phase I. Engineering Assessment of Existing Thermoelectric Generator Technology( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An analysis of the likely conformance of current thermoelectric generators to the Army SLEEP ROC is provided. A feasibility analysis of the thermoelectric generator as a means of providing electricity, heating and cooling to a typical mobile teletype terminal is given. Findings relative to the thermoelectric generator as a candidate for the SLEEP ROC and as a primary energy source for a teletype terminal are given. (Author)
Design, development, and demonstration of a promising intergated appliance : phase I, design : final report by W. David Lee( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Investigation of the Possibilities for Electrochemical Control of Hot Corrosion Mechanisms( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The effect of applied currents on the hot corrosion of nickel, pure Nichrome, Inconel 600, Hastelloy X, and a Co-Cr-Al-Y alloy in both sodium sulfate melts and a sodium sulfate seeded flame has been briefly investigated. In the molten salt bath, some evidence of anodic protection was observed with strip samples of the chromia forming alloys, Nichrome and Inconel 600. Polished spherical samples of Inconel 600 were not corroded by the molten salt until structural defects were introduced either by abrading the surface or by application of high anodic or cathodic currents. In the salt seeded flame, the rate of corrosion was affected very little by applied currents, probably because of the low current densities achievable in a flame system. Evidence was obtained for a difference in mechanism between anodically and cathodically polarized Nichrome samples, oxidation being more pronounced at the cathode and sulfidation at the anode. (Modified author abstract)
Electrical Conductivity of Selected Graphite Intercalation Compounds in the Temperature Range between 4 and 300 Kelvin Degrees( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

At present the only systems available for transferring electrical power from source to user are wire and cable type systems. Rapid deployment and re-deployment capabilities, ease of handling and flexibility are essential characteristics of these systems for use in today's highly mobile tactical environment. The weight of presently available cable materials is a barrier to achieving these characteristics, especially for high power systems. Recent investigations have revealed a class of compounds, known as intercalated graphite, which appear promising as new conductor materials. Intercalation compounds are compounds of lamellar host materials which have atoms or molecules of a foreign chemical species inserted between layers. Graphite intercalation compounds are presently of interest in two major areas: in selective catalysis and as synthetic metals, especially for high infrared reflectance and high electrical conductivity. In particular, it has been shown that some of these materials exhibit higher electrical conductivity and have lower density than copper
Engineering Assessment of TEG and TEG/FC Technology Growth Potential. Phase II. Thermoelectric Generator and Fuel Cell Technology Growth Potential( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The TEGs referred to in this report consist of an array of thermocouple elements heated on one face by a self-contained burner and cooled on the other face by air or a liquid-to-air system. The thermocouple elements are typically semiconductor material, and they develop a voltage proportional to the temperature differential maintained across them and an available current that is proportional to the heat flow. Fuel cells consist of a two-stage system in which fuel is first processed into hydrogen and then fed, together with air, to a cell stack. In the cell stack, hydrogen releases electrons in reaction with the oxygen (from the air) thus creating water and a flow of electrons. The cell stack collects the electrons liberated in the reaction and delivers the electrical energy to the external circuit or load
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