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Competitive Materials and Solutions
December 1, 1998 Volume 28 Issue 4
The Bridge, Volume 28, Number 4 - Winter 1998
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  • Tuesday, December 1, 1998
    AuthorPaul S. Peercy

    The ability to understand and control materials, and to manufacture them at the atomic level, will be essential if the computer industry is to continue on its historical productivity growth curve.

    In a typical day, most people will interact with about 300 semiconductors. Semiconductors are all ...

  • Tuesday, December 1, 1998
    AuthorNeal Lane

    Federal investments in basic, high-risk information-technology research, including software, will be essential to ensuring the intellectual and technical underpinnings of the U.S. S&T enterprise.

    Advances in information technology will provide the basis for much of America's economic growth ...

  • Tuesday, December 1, 1998
    AuthorWm. A. Wulf

    Every time an engineering problem is approached with a pale, male design team, it may be difficult to find the best solution, understand the design options, or know how to evaluate the constraints.

    Two years ago, my topic for this talk was change. I had just become the president of the ...

  • Tuesday, December 1, 1998
    AuthorJames C. Williams

    Today's marketplace for manufactured goods is customer driven. Increasingly sophisticated consumers demand low-cost, highly specialized products, tailored to meet specific needs. These manufactured products derive their competitive value from several sources, including appropriate designs and ...

  • Tuesday, December 1, 1998
    AuthorSteven J. Zinkle

    Materials R&D will play a major role in determining fusion's future viability as an energy-production method.

    Fusion - the forceful joining of light atoms - is the process that operates our sun. It is a nuclear process, and heat is one of the by-products. Of course, under normal ...