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Frontiers of Engineering
December 1, 2008 Volume 38 Issue 4
Winter 2008 issue of The Bridge on Frontiers of Engineering
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  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    AuthorAnn m. Bisantz

    Cognitive engineering methods can improve human performance in the complex health care environment.

    The goal of cognitive engineering is to support the cognitive activities associated with behavior, particularly in complex working environments, through the design of system components, such as user ...

  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    AuthorJohn D. Lee

    A driver's attention is a limited, critical resource that can be compromised by distractions.

    Driving confronts people with many of the same demands as other high-tempo, high-consequence, complex activities. People who provide health care, manage power plants, and control aircraft face ...

  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    AuthorMihrimah Ozkan and Cengiz S. Ozkan


    DNA and peptide nucleic acids are attractive assembly linkers for bottom-up nanofabrication.

    In the last several decades, the scaling of complementary-metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technologies has fueled multiple industries, which have produced new industrial and defense ...

  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    AuthorZhiyong Fan, Johnny C. Ho, Roie Yerushalmi, and Ali Javey

    Printable microscale and nanoscale inorganic materials, such as crystalline semiconductor nanowires, provide both high performance and air stability.

    Fabrication of printable sensor arrays on bendable/flexible substrates may enable the development of a wide range of new technologies, including ...

  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    AuthorJeff Hrkach

    New drug-delivery strategies will lead to safer, more effective treatments for previously intractable diseases.

    This paper provides an overview of steps being taken by BIND Biosciences Inc. to translate innovative research conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard ...

  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    AuthorSamir Mitragotri

    Macromolecular drugs can be delivered with painless, patient-friendly alternatives to injections.

    Delivering medicines to patients in a safe, effective, and compliant way can be a major challenge (Langer, 2003). Pills and injections are the most common modalities for administering ...

  • Monday, December 1, 2008
    AuthorJulia Phillips

    Editor's Note

    Every year NAE sponsors a U.S. symposium on the Frontiers of Engineering (US FOE). For three days, about 100 outstanding young engineers (ages 30 to 45) from academia, industry, and government laboratories come together to share ideas and learn about cutting-edge research on a ...