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Cutting-Edge Research in Engineering


Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Fuel Cells: Current Status and Future Challenges

    Fuel cells of the future will be based on solid electrolytes. Fuel cells, which convert chemical energy directly to electricity, are more efficient than current means of energy conversion. The question is where they might fit in the broad spectrum of energy choices. This paper briefly ... Read More

    Author: Stuart B. Adler

    Cutting-Edge Research in Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2005

    Volume: 35

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Cutting-Edge Research in Engineering (editorial)

    Editor's Note The U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium, a yearly event sponsored by NAE, brings together some 100 outstanding young engineers (ages 30 to 45) from academia, industry, and government laboratories for three days of sharing ideas and learning about cutting-edge research on ... Read More

    Author: Pablo G. Debenedetti

    Cutting-Edge Research in Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2005

    Volume: 35

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Science and Engineering Research That Values the Planet

    Ecological stewardship will be the guiding scientific principle for new avenues of inquiry. The recognition that human activity is transforming the planet, both in intended and dramatically unintended ways, has led to the development of a new field of research—sustainability science. ... Read More

    Author: Arne Jacobson and Daniel M. Kammen

    Cutting-Edge Research in Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2005

    Volume: 35

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Large-Scale Activity-Recognition Systems

    An activity-recognition system could improve the lives of the elderly and infirm. Building computing systems that can observe, understand, and act on day-to-day physical human activity has long been a goal of computing research. Such systems could have profound conceptual and practical ... Read More

    Author: Matthai Philipose

    Cutting-Edge Research in Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2005

    Volume: 35

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Agent-Based Modeling as a Decision-Making Tool

    Control over agent-based systems can be achieved via modeling tools. Researchers have made considerable advances in the quantitative characterization, understanding, and control of nonliving systems. We are rather familiar with physical and chemical systems, ranging from elementary ... Read More

    Author: Zoltán Toroczkai and Stephen Eubank

    Cutting-Edge Research in Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2005

    Volume: 35

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    The Promise of Synthetic Biology

    Synthetic biologists may soon design and build engineered biological systems. It has been estimated that for every successful drug compound, 5,000 to 10,000 compounds must be introduced into the drug-discovery pipeline. On average, it takes $802 million and 10 to 15 years to develop a ... Read More

    Author: Jay Keasling

    Cutting-Edge Research in Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2005

    Volume: 35

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Organic Semiconductors for Low-Cost Solar Cells

    The world will need access to 30TW of power without releasing carbon into the atmosphere. Currently the world consumes an average of 13 terawatts (TW) of power. By the year 2050, as the population increases and the standard of living in developing countries improves, this amount is likely to ... Read More

    Author: Chiatzun Goh and Michael D. McGehee

    Cutting-Edge Research in Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2005

    Volume: 35

    Number: 4