Fascinating Science – Ready for Market?

By Gary Hinkle
Do we know what kinds of projects engineers will be working on in the coming years? Visionary physicist Michio Kaku in his latest best-seller, Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100, points out many scientific advancements that are ready, or nearly ready for the next step, for engineers to transform them into commercial products.

Engineers and Emotional Intelligence

By Susan de la Vergne
If you want to find out how happy someone is, measure the strength and activity of his or her brain’s left prefrontal cortex. Researchers announced a few years ago that they’d used this method to measure happiness in a variety of people and that they’d found “the happiest man in the world.” He’s Matthieu Ricard, a molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist-monk, whose left prefrontal cortex readings are off the charts.