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Grand Challenges for Engineering

presents essays and opinions from engineers, scientists, and others: What will be the next great ideas in engineering? Read about the challenges of landing on Mars, engineering for the developing world, and illumination in computer graphics. (National Academy of Engineering, National Science Foundation)

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Visual-effects supervisors now report that bringing even the most challenging visions of film directors to the screen is no longer in question; with today's techniques, the only questions are time and cost. Based both on recently developed techniques and techniques that originated in the 1980s, computer-graphics artists can now simulate how light travels within a scene and how light reflects off of and through surfaces.
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