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Frontiers of Engineering
December 15, 2009 Volume 39 Issue 4
Vol 39 No. 4 Winter 2009 Bridge on Frontiers of Engineering
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  • Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    AuthorStephanie E. Chang

    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, this ...

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    Author Elmer V. Bernstam and Todd R. Johnson

    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 medical ...

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    AuthorDavid A. Dorr

    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 ...

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    AuthorLukas Novotny

    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 ...

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    AuthorAndrew M. Weiner

    Papers from the 2009 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

    Every year the NAE U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (US FOE) Symposium brings together approximately 100 outstanding young engineers, aged 30 to 45, to share ideas and learn about cutting-edge research on a variety of engineering ...