In This Issue
The Vertiginous March of Technology
March 1, 2000 Volume 30 Issue 1
Articles In This Issue
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2008
    AuthorNeil A. Armstrong

      A century hence, 2000 may be viewed as quite a primitive period in human history. It’s something to hope for.


    Fellow engineers, honored guests, ladies and gentlemen: It is National Engineers Week, and I am honored to be speaking on behalf of the National Academy of Engineering and our ...
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2008
    AuthorGeorge Bugliarello

    We have reached a critical point in the vertiginous march of technology. In the space of a few decades, what were only fantasies or science fiction have begun to become reality, from humans walking on the Moon to machines replacing diseased organs to engineered modifications of life. These ...

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2008
    AuthorBrad R. Allenby

      Managing the Earth’s complex systems and their dynamics is the next great challenge for the engineering profession.


    The Earth is increasingly a product of human engineering. Up until very recently, however, this engineering process has occurred without conscious recognition; it ...

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2008
    AuthorThomas F. Budinger

      New engineering will enable diagnosis and advance treatment of the major health problems.

    This article focuses on the engineering facets that are key to the development of the human imaging technologies of X-ray computed tomography (X-ray CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron ...