Vol 39 No. 4 Winter 2009 Bridge on Frontiers of Engineering
Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Infrastructure Resilience to Disasters

    Designing resilient infrastructure systems will require collaborative efforts by engineers and social scientists. Urban societies depend heavily on the proper functioning of infrastructure systems such as electric power, potable water, and transportation networks. Normally invisible, ... Read More

    Author: Stephanie E. Chang

    Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Why Health Information Technology Doesn't Work

    To improve the quality of our health care while lowering its cost, we will make the immediate investments necessary to ensure that within five years all of America’s medical records are computerized. This will cut waste, eliminate red tape, and reduce the need to repeat expensive ... Read More

    Author: Elmer V. Bernstam and Todd R. Johnson

    Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Managing and Coordinating Health Care: Creating Collaborative, Proactive Systems

    Health care managers can greatly improve communication and the coordination of care for elders. In the last 100 years, huge advances in public health and medical care have resulted in people living longer, healthier lives. These advances have led to a shift from infectious diseases ... Read More

    Author: David A. Dorr

    Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Optical Antennas: A New Technology that can Enhance Light-Matter Interactions

    Antennas in the optical range will improve the efficiency of light-emitting devices. The purpose of optical antennas is to convert the energy of free propagating radiation to localized energy, and vice versa. Although this is similar to what radio wave and microwave antennas do, optical ... Read More

    Author: Lukas Novotny

    Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Computational Sustainability: Computational Methods for a Sustainable Environment, Economy, and Society

    Computational Sustainability by Carla P. Gomes Read More

    Author: Carla P. Gomes

    Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Crossing New Frontiers - Editorial

    Winter 2009 Bridge Editorial by Andrew M. Weiner. This editorial details the Frontiers of Engineering issue of The Bridge. Read More

    Author: Andrew M. Weiner

    Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2009

    Volume: 39

    Number: 4