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Winter Issue of The Bridge on Frontiers of Engineering
December 20, 2012 Volume 42 Issue 4
Articles In This Issue
  • Thursday, December 20, 2012
    AuthorMatthew Gevaert

    Engineered 3D tissue systems can better mimic human biology and thus meet the growing need for more effective in vitro models.

    The scientific method—hypothesis-driven design and execution of an experiment—is great . . . except when it could kill you (or me). That’s why, for ...

  • Thursday, December 20, 2012
    AuthorHelen H. Lu

    The successful regeneration of tissue-to-tissue interfaces through a bioinspired approach may enable the translation of tissue engineering technologies from bench to bedside.

    Two significant challenges in the field of tissue engineering are the simultaneous formation of multiple types of tissues ...

  • Thursday, December 20, 2012
    AuthorPhaedra Boinodiris

    Gaming techniques can save money, time, and resources while making departments and organizations more agile.

    Gordian Knots

    Thousands of years ago in ancient Phrygia, there was a massive mound of tangled ropes that was so impressive, it had a name: the Gordian knot. Legend was that whoever could ...

  • Thursday, December 20, 2012
    AuthorRahul Mangharam

    Informational needs in automobiles are transcending mechanical, electronic, and software boundaries to include programmed services for the driver and the vehicle itself.

    Over the past two decades, automobile journey durations have doubled. Furthermore, travelers increasingly use their vehicle as a ...

  • Thursday, December 20, 2012
    AuthorJeff Sakamoto

    Electric vehicles show promise in minimizing reliance on fossil fuels, but their widespread use will likely require a revolutionary advance in energy storage technology.

    The interest in vehicle electrification is unprecedented. Several automotive manufacturers are producing or planning to produce ...

  • Thursday, December 20, 2012
    AuthorEli Kintisch

    Adaptation to climate change may include two types of geoengineering: solar radiation management (SRM) and carbon dioxide removal (CDR).

    Top science institutions around the world, including the US National Academies and the UK Royal Society, have called for studies into deliberate tinkering with ...

  • Thursday, December 20, 2012
    AuthorLynn M. Russell

    Research shows that the judicious targeting of clouds and selection of the size and composition of particle emissions can produce substantial cooling effects.

    Natural, industrial, and residential combustion produces both aerosols that cool the Earth and CO2 that warms it, and the amount of ...

  • Thursday, December 20, 2012
    AuthorKristi Anseth

    Editor's Note

    Every year the US 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 series is ...