Experts in computers, biotechnology, structural materials, and transportation provide a concise introduction to the promising technologies in these four exciting fields that affect all of society. Each section begins with a brief overview of the field, followed by more detailed papers describing specific technological advances, their current and projected applications, and the obstacles that must be overcome to ensure future progress.
Table of Contents
|I. Computers of the Future||1-2|
|Ultra Large Scale Integration and Beyond||5-20|
|The Evolution of Computer Systems||21-26|
|Software and Unorthodox Architectures: Where Are We Headed?||27-36|
|II. New Frontiers in Biotechnology||37-38|
|Biochemical Engineering Solutions to Biotechnological Problems||42-51|
|Biotechnology and Agricultural Research for Crop Improvement||52-61|
|Biotechnology for Health Care||62-76|
|III. Advances in Structural Materials||77-78|
|Rapid Solidification Technology||86-108|
|Exploring the Limits of Polymer Properties: Structural Components From Rigid- and Flexible-Chain Polymers||109-116|
|IV. Transportation Technology||133-134|
|Air Technology: The Transport Vehicle and Its Development Environment||138-160|
|Technological Opportunities and the Railroad Industry||181-186|
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