In This IssueAs engineers develop more and more powerful technologies to solve some of our biggest problems, the question becomes not what can we create, but rather how long until we create it? From the augmentation of our bodily processes to the encryption of our data, we find that engineers continue to build upon every generation of technological development, further refining it and creating new applications. In Illumin’s Volume XVI Issue III, we explore some of the most cutting edge topics when it comes to human augmentation, and our innovations in engineering both abstract concepts like encryption, as well as in the real world production of tofu. more...
Cellular Computing: Pushing the Boundaries of Computation Written by: Trevor Nelson Advances in synthetic biology may soon lead to cells that can monitor and alter its host organism. Could modifying our cells be the way to advancement?
Encrypt the Future – Quantum Cryptography Written by: Xiaoyu Huang The future of cryptography will be dominated by quantum cryptography, which will require the exploration of quantum computing and solving problems that have long been faced by Computer Scientists.
Engineering Gave the World More Tofu Written by: Zach Nett Have you ever wondered where tofu comes from? How does a flavorful bean become a tasteless white sponge?
Wearable Contact-Lens Display: The Next Generation of Wearable Technology Written by: Hyeong An A computer display that fits right over your eyeball may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but this technology already exists, and it is poised to become widely available to the public in the not-too-distant future.
About IlluminIllumin's mission is to illustrate the many ways engineering benefits and impacts daily life. Articles are written, edited, and published by undergraduate students at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
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