Top technologies of 2010
Abridged versions of the most significant innovations as voted on
by readers. To read the full veresions of the year's top
technologies, including interviews with engineers, visit the
website at the end of each story.
Trends impacting military and defense
Industry leaders discussed a number of pressing issues- ranging
from the need for more young engineers to significantly compressed
design cycles- at the recent SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering
Biomaterials: more to come
Plants and animals-renewable resources- have begun to make
measurable contributions to materials for equipment design.