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Expanding Frontiers of Engineering


Volume 37, Number 4 - Winter 2007
Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    The Expanding Frontiers of Engineering (editorial)

    Editor’s Note Every year, NAE sponsors a three-day U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium that brings together some 100 outstanding young engineers (ages 30 to 45) from academia, industry, and government laboratories to share ideas and learn about cutting-edge research on a wide ... Read More

    Author: Julia M. Phillips

    Expanding Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Unifying Disparate Tools in Software Security

    The more we rely on software, the more we need mechanisms to ensure that software is trustworthy. How much can you trust software? When you install a piece of code, such as a video game or a device driver for a new camera, how can you be sure the code won’t delete all of your files or ... Read More

    Author: Greg Morrisett

    Expanding Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Lighting Up the Mechanome

    Understanding the role of force, mechanics, and biological machinery—the “mechanome”—will open the way to new strategies for fighting disease. Genomics and general “omics” approaches, such as proteomics, interactomics, and glycomics, among others, are ... Read More

    Author: Matthew Lang

    Expanding Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Applications of Corn-Based Chemistry

    Corn is replacing petroleum as a raw material in many industrial applications. The United States produces 44 percent of the world’s corn. The largest crop grown in the United States, corn occupies some 70 million acres. This versatile, natural, biodegradable, and renewable resource has ... Read More

    Author: Sanjay V. Malhotra, Vineet Kumar, Anthony East, Michael Jaffe

    Expanding Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Modeling of Culturally Affected Human Behavior

    Computational models that incorporate the sociocultural layer of human behavior present serious challenges and promising opportunities. One major textbook divides artificial intelligence (AI) systems into two categories, those that are meant to think and act rationally and those that are ... Read More

    Author: Michael van Lent, Mark Core, Steve Solomon, Milton Rosenberg, Ryan McAlinden, and Paul Carpenter

    Expanding Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 4

  • [Periodical Article]

    Biological Treatments of Drinking Water

    Systems that use bacteria to treat drinking water have been shown to be highly efficient and environmentally sustainable. Microbial biomass has been used since the early 1900s to degrade contaminants, nutrients, and organics in wastewater. Until recently, the biological treatment of drinking ... Read More

    Author: Jess C. Brown

    Expanding Frontiers of Engineering

    Release date: Winter 2007

    Volume: 37

    Number: 4