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Winter Bridge on Frontiers of Engineering
December 19, 2016 Volume 4 Issue 46
Articles In This Issue
  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    AuthorRobert D. Braun

    Each year the US Frontiers of Engineering (US FOE) Symposium brings together outstanding engineers, ages 30 to 45, to share ideas, network, and learn about cutting-edge research across a spectrum of topics relevant to advancing society. The competitively selected attendees come from a wide range of ...

  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    AuthorGordon Wetzstein

    Immersive virtual reality and augmented reality (VR/AR) systems are entering the consumer market and have the potential to profoundly impact society. Applications of these systems range from communication, entertainment, education, collaborative work, simulation, and training to telesurgery, phobia ...

  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    AuthorKristen Grauman

    Recent advances in sensor miniaturization, low-power computing, and battery life have carved the path for the first generation of mainstream wearable cameras. Images and video captured by a first-person (wearable) camera differ in important ways from third-person visual data. A traditional ...

  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016
    AuthorLars Blackmore

    Landing an autonomous spacecraft or rocket is very challenging, and landing one with precision close to a prescribed target even more so. Precision landing has the potential to improve exploration of the solar system and to enable rockets that can be refueled and reused like an airplane.

    This ...

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    AuthorManish Kumar, Tyler Culp, and Yuexiao Shen

    Desalination is the removal of salt and contaminants from water. It involves a broad range of technologies that yield access to marginal sources of water such as seawater, brackish ground- and surface water, and wastewater. Given the reduction in access to fresh water in recent decades and the ...

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    AuthorChristopher M. Stafford

    “When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.”

    – Benjamin Franklin

    Water is critical to world health, economic development, and security. This was highlighted recently when the Obama administration hosted the White House Water Summit to raise awareness of water availability ...

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    AuthorJennifer R. Cochran

    Cancer is complex and its diagnosis and treatment can more effectively be tackled by teams of scientists, engineers, and clinicians whose expertise spans bench-to-bedside approaches.

    An emerging core philosophy applies understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying disease pathophysiology as ...

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016
    AuthorDarrell J. Irvine

    Immunotherapy aims to promote an immune response to disease. Pursued for more than 30 years as a potential treatment for cancer, it is based on the capacity of the immune system to safely distinguish healthy cells from tumor cells and to be resistant to mutational escape by tumors, and on the ...

  • Monday, December 19, 2016
    AuthorKealoha

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    RON LATANISION (RML): Hello, Kealoha. We’re so pleased to talk with you. For starters let me ask, How did you make the transition from being an MIT nuclear engineer to the world of arts and letters, and poetry in particular?

    KEALOHA: It was definitely a process. The genesis ...