MISSILES: Last Line of Defense
Features 4/24/1995 1 comment Many nations can build tactical ballistic missiles capable of delivering chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. In a Hobbesian world, active defenses may prove the only means of dealing with such missiles. Working in a charged political environment, defense engineers and military officers are attempting to devise effective theater-level missile defenses.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicleís parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but thatís just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
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