Engineering and the Advancement of Human Welfare

Engineering and the Advancement of Human Welfare

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This popularly written booklet contains nontechnical descriptions of 10 major engineering achievements selected by the National Academy of Engineering on the occasion of its 25th anniversary, December 5, 1989. The achievements are the moon landing, application satellites, the microprocessor, computer-aided design and manufacturing, computer-assisted tomography, advanced composite materials, the jumbo jet, lasers, fiber-optic communication, and genetically engineered products.They are used in satellites, portable computers, and other devices where energy consumption is critical. ... Each chip would work on a different part of a massive problem, such as a global weather forecast, solving the entire problem in aanbsp;...

Title:Engineering and the Advancement of Human Welfare
Publisher:National Academies - 1989-01-01


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