Research Horizons [Volume 19, Number 3, Spring/Summer 2002]
Sanders, Jane M.
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Powering the Future - Broad-based research program helps ensure tomorrow's energy supply. Fuel cells promise improvements in transportation, electronics and power generation. Methane gas hydrates. Georgia Tech helps companies manage energy use and cost. Demonstration facilities and basic research improve photovoltaic power. Researchers are evaluating electric and gasoline-electric hybrids to provide energy efficiency and reduced emissions now.There's No Place Like Home - Future computing technologies will allow senior adults to live independently longer.No Place Like Home: Jogging the Memory with Information from Sensors - Researchers make progress in Aware Home applications and infrastructure.Eye in the Sky - Next generation ozone-monitoring technology expected to improve smog forecasting.Fresh Air, Weather Fair - Air quality researchers note cleaner air last summer, but expect return to normal pollution levels this season.Modernizing Meditation - Researchers create a virtual environment to teach and enhance meditation.Novel Gas Sensors - Devices based on porous silicon offer potential for low-voltage, low-cost sensor arrays integrated with electronics.