Re: Recommend your favorite Science or Technology book.
I recommend 13 Things That Don't Make Sense
by Michael Brooks. It's a nice little book that looks at several subjects where the experimental data is at odds with what we know (or think we know) about how things work. For example, the flight paths of the two Pioneer spacecraft launched in the early 70s are deviating from what the laws of gravitation say they should be, and no one knows why.
If a tree falls in the forest and it lands on a mime, does he make a sound?