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From The Editor
In a landscape fertile in technology lies a place where the future has become outdated.
The letters to the editor for August 2008.
news & notes
This is the News & Notes section of the August 2008 issue of Mechanical Engineering magazine.
The ME Magazine August 2008 issue's computing department articles.
Technology Focus - Fluid Handling and Fluid Power
ME Magazine's technology focus for August 2008 is Fluid Handling and Fluid Power.
Input / Output
Hydraulic hybrid drivetrains, in which energy is stored as hydraulic pressure to propel a vehicle, have been proposed for automobiles that make frequent starts and stops in their duty cycle.
This is the M.E. Bookshelf section of the August 2008 issue of Mechanical Engineering magazine.
MEMS: lessons for nano
As the latest report card shows, the microelectromechanical systems business falls short in many key areas. Can nanotechnology learn from the example?
heat to power, directly
Thermoelectric materials have long promised to outshine ordinary heat engines. Now, researchers have discovered that the key to success is nanoscale engineering.
digital product development
We’ve come a long way since the days of the paper drawing. Advances in computing power are multiplying the capabilities of design engineers.
engineering vs. disasters
Can catastrophic events be tamed? Technology has done plenty to protect us, but much more remains to be done.
landmark in the air
125 years ago, John Montgomery helped the West Coast get off the ground.
power to the glider
The art of glider building, which began in carpenter shops and initially produced airframes, has advanced to a position on the cutting edge of aeronautical technology.
ME Magazine's August 2008 issue reviews the new products on the market.
Software Exchange: digital tools and references
ME Magazine's software exchange reviews for August 2008.
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