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Spring Issue of The Bridge on Frontiers of Engineering


Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Retinal Prosthetic Systems for the Treatment of Blindness

    Researchers are working on implantable neurostimulators to treat debilitating neurological conditions, including blindness. Most functions of the human body are controlled by small electrical signals delivered via nerves. Thus, it is no surprise that electrical signals applied to the ... Read More

    Author: James D. Weiland and Mark S. Humayu

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Spring 2012

    Volume: 42

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    The Evolution of Brain-Computer Interfaces

    Brain-computer interfaces create alternate communication channels for people with severe motor impairment. The ability to enable the brain to control an external device with thoughts alone is emerging as a real option for patients with motor disabilities. The goal of this area of study, ... Read More

    Author: Eric C. Leuthardt

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Spring 2012

    Volume: 42

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Using Information Technology to Transform the Green Building

    The green building community is using information technology to drive fundamental changes in the real estate market. The built environment shapes our lives both as individuals and as a society. It is not only a tangible library of our history, a reflection of our technology, and a ... Read More

    Author: Christopher Pyke

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Spring 2012

    Volume: 42

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Challenges and Opportunities for Low-Carbon Buildings

    Improving the construction and performance of buildings could lead to huge reductions in carbon emissions. Buildings account for a higher proportion of greenhouse gas emissions than any other economic sector, and emissions attributable to building construction and operation have been ... Read More

    Author: John Ochsendorf

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Spring 2012

    Volume: 42

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Additive Manufacturing in Aerospace: Examples and Research Outlook

    Additive manufacturing has the potential to revolutionize the production of aerospace and defense components. The advantages of additive manufacturing are now widely recognized, even in the general media, and are predicted to revolutionize manufacturing processes for many industries ... Read More

    Author: Brett Lyons

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Spring 2012

    Volume: 42

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Large-Scale Visual Semantic Extraction

    Machine-learning algorithms for image annotation can enable the classification of huge amounts of different types of data. 1 The emergence of the web as a tool for sharing information has led to a massive increase in the size of potential datasets. Millions of images on web pages ... Read More

    Author: Samy Bengio

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Spring 2012

    Volume: 42

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Frontiers in Additive Manufacturing

    The Shape of Things to Come Additive manufacturing technologies—machines that can automatically fabricate arbitrarily shaped parts, pixel by pixel, layer by layer, from almost any material—have evolved over the last three decades from a limited number of expensive prototypes to ... Read More

    Author: Hod Lipson

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Spring 2012

    Volume: 42

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    The Expanding Frontiers of Engineering

    Editor’s Note Every year the U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium brings together approximately 100 outstanding young engineers, ages 30 to 45, to share ideas and learn about cutting-edge research on a wide range of engineering topics. A unique characteristic of the symposium ... Read More

    Author: Andrew Weiner

    Spring Issue of The Bridge on Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Spring 2012

    Volume: 42

    Number: 1