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Winter Issue of The Bridge on Frontiers of Engineering
December 20, 2013 Volume 43 Issue 4
Articles In This Issue
  • Friday, December 20, 2013
    AuthorNanshu Lu

    Robust bioelectronic interfaces present unlimited potentials in wearable health monitors, implantable devices, and human-machine interfaces. But conventional high-performance electronics, which are based on planar and rigid silicon wafers, are intrinsically incompatible with curvilinear and ...

  • Friday, December 20, 2013
    AuthorMiguel A. Modestino and Rachel A. Segalman

    There has been significant interest in increasing the share of renewable energy sources in the world energy landscape (Chu and Majumdar 2012). Associated technologies support the generation or capture of energy from carbon-neutral sources, storage so that the energy can be used when and where ...

  • Friday, December 20, 2013
    AuthorSteven J. Skerlos

    The emerging field of “cognitive” manufacturing is characterized by capabilities and visions for moving beyond “smart” manufacturing toward systems that have the capacity to monitor and evaluate manufacturing performance and then propose process and operations improvements ...

  • Friday, December 20, 2013
    AuthorSteve Ellet

    Engineers across all practices, industries, and applications are dealing with increasing system complexity, pushing the limits of engineering and human ability to grasp the large and complex. Whether it’s designing an iPhone, a semiautonomous rover to land on Mars, or a modern, fast, and ...

  • Friday, December 20, 2013
    AuthorDuncan J. Watts

    The past 15 years have witnessed a remarkable increase in both the scale and scope of social and behavioral data available to researchers. Over the same period, and driven by the same explosion in data, the study of social phenomena has increasingly become the province of computer scientists, ...

  • Friday, December 20, 2013
    AuthorKristi S. Anseth

    Editor’s Note

    The annual US Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium brings together outstanding young engineers, ages 30 to 45, to share ideas and learn about cutting-edge research on a wide range of engineering topics. Approximately 100 of us gather for a few days each year and spend our ...