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In NAE at the request of NSF, convened a diverse international panel of some of the most accomplished engineers and scientists of their generation. The panel did not attempt to include every important goal for engineer- ing. Rather, it chose the problems we must solve to ensure survival of a livable Earth and the well-being of its inhabitants.
Another is to find new methods to protect people against and society today. An NAE report in describes 14 pandemic diseases, terrorist violence, and natural disasters.
In every case, engineering stable place for civilization to thrive. In the early s, for example, block of digital circuits. This material, dubbed graphene, of computers 25 or 50 years from now will be was almost completely transparent, yet so built from graphene, self-assembled molecules, dense not even helium could pass through.
E interesting electrical properties, which Geim We do know, however, that the enormous and Novoselov nailed down by studying dozens advances in materials and concomitant leaps of ultrathin electronic devices they made from in computing power that have already graphene.
Engineers will create F for devices.
And other imprinted, through F a close-up of approach. His idea: Use chemical reactions improved or new materials will enable continual a single memory, to grow switches and wires that assemble advances in everything from cars and planes to with one bit stored themselves into circuits. Working with col- the buildings we live in. The future is now: Flying drones that deliver packages and cars that drive themselves are already being tested, while virtual reality software helps train aviators both to fly a plane and to jump out of it.
A World of Embedded Intelligence I n , we already have sports watches that record workouts and autonomous flying drones the size of birds.
Imagine similar giant leaps in sensors, communications capabilities, displays, software, batteries, and mechanical actuators. Already, smart devices can answer simple inquiries and understand simple commands. Some of these devices will fail in the market, but others will hit the sweet spot that delights consumers and improves or enhances their lives.
Cars that drive themselves, in constant communica- tion with other vehicles and with traffic signals. Displays that cover entire walls, Entrepreneurs and engineers are using 3-D printers to create everything from custom toys and machine parts to working prostheses. Consider 3-D printing. GE Aviation used to Google. But not for its latest, most routinely working and playing with each other efficient engine.
The company now builds the nozzles one layer at a time by precisely in full immersion visual-auditory virtual depositing material with a 3-D printer, in much the same way an ink-jet printer sprays on paper. It officer at engine and power systems manufac- University.
Or imagine inventors dropping possible to build interactive systems that raw materials in manufacturing processes. You could even The future world could bring what Asimov connecting rod, a 3-D printer puts material just print stuff in your own home.
Such shell layer by layer. This technology makes print out your new organ.
He then makes the part Kurzweil. If so, engineers will be the architects of this hyperconnected future. The developing world will continue to leapfrog old Alex Pring the old wired infrastructure, as remote villages connect of Groveland, to the larger world with wireless broadband networks. Florida, practices picking up objects with his new 3-D As is frequently the case with new technologies, printed prosthetic hyperconnectivity will offer challenges along with arm and hand, opportunities.
Will the regulations written for telephone designed and made by engineering communications need to be rewritten for the Broadband students at the Age? Can cybersecurity efforts not only keep the hackers University of at bay but also keep criminals and terrorists in check? Can we find a balance between hyperconnection and personal privacy that is acceptable to most people?
Engineering Ideas into Reality 49 Making Energy Sustainable I ntelligent, hyperconnected devices, 3-D printers, and other technologies will bring surprises, meet unanticipated needs, and change our lives in ways that are hard to imagine. But some aspects of the future are easier to predict. To create a better, richer, and healthier future for all people and nations, we know we must tackle and solve problems that are already obvious now.
Something as simple J. In France an experimental Climate Assessment. As a virtually under construction above. It may also low-carbon power and to use less energy must be possible to harness the fusion reaction that go forward.
Energy is crucial there and elsewhere are in the offing. Improve- under construction in Cadarache, France. To bring billions of people out of poverty, example, are rapidly making them more technical hurdles, many experts remain hopeful.
But right now, because of intermittency. Argonne National Laboratory, for president and chief technology officer at our dependence on fossil fuels, humans are instance, is leading a major multi-institution Sandia National Laboratories.
Such batteries could also make electric of the Draper Prize, is using the techniques in millions of years. Since , the planet cars far more practical and attractive, weaning of directed evolution to produce new biocata- has warmed by about 0.
In other labs researchers use catalysts extreme weather events scientists are linking Huge improvements are possible in using and other materials to mimic photosynthesis 50 Making a World of Difference and capture energy from sunlight. At least five different designs are Feeding the competing to turn the energy from ocean waves or tides into electricity. Smart micro-grids promise not only to keep the lights on in U.
At the dawn amounts of salty water. This will be particularly pronounced in tropical and high-latitude regions, which are also expected to experience overall increases in precipitation. The amount of precipitation falling in tropical storms is also likely to increase. The figure to the right shows projected regional differences in precipitation under two emission scenarios.
Southern areas, especially the Southwest, are projected to become drier. Heavy downpours that currently occur about once every 20 years are projected to occur between twice and five times as frequently by , depending on location. Climate models project an increase in the number of the strongest Category 4 and 5 hurricanes, as well as greater rainfall rates in hurricanes.
The strongest cold-season storms are projected to become stronger and more frequent. For example, in winter and spring, climate models agree that northern areas in the United States are likely to get wetter and southern areas drier. There is less confidence in exactly where the transition between wetter and drier areas will occur. Confidence in the projected changes is highest in the areas marked with diagonal lines. The changes in white areas are not projected to be larger than what would be expected from natural variability.
National Climate Assessment , Top of Page Future ice, snowpack, and permafrost Arctic sea ice is already declining.
Over the next century, it is expected that sea ice will continue to decline, glaciers will continue to shrink, snow cover will continue to decrease, and permafrost will continue to thaw. Potential changes to ice, snow, and permafrost are described below. These maps show projected losses of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctica.
The maps in a show the average ice concentration the relative area covered by sea ice from The maps in b and c show climate model simulations of sea ice thickness in February and September near the end of the 21st century under low b and high c emission scenarios. In the Arctic, February is projected to have less ice more blue ; September is projected to be nearly ice-free almost all blue.
The projected changes in Antarctic sea ice are more subtle.
The coastal sections of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are expected to continue to melt or slide into the ocean. If the rate of this ice melting increases in the 21st century, the ice sheets could add significantly to global sea level rise.
The rate of melting is expected to continue to increase, which will contribute to sea level rise. Snowpack is expected to decrease in many regions. Changes in ice sheets are currently expected to account for 1. The orange line at right shows the currently projected range of sea level rise of 1 to 4 feet by ; the wider range 0. Regional and local factors will influence future relative sea level rise for specific coastlines around the world. For example, relative sea level rise depends on land elevation changes that occur as a result of subsidence sinking or uplift rising.
Assuming that these historical geological forces continue, a 2-foot rise in global sea level by would result in the following relative sea level rise:  2. As ocean acidification increases, the availability of calcium carbonate will decline. Calcium carbonate is a key building block for the shells and skeletons of many marine organisms.
This change is measured on the pH scale, with lower values being more acidic. The pH level of the oceans has decreased by approximately 0. Richmond, and Gary W.
Yohe, Eds. Global Change Research Program. Qin, G. Plattner, M.