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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academy of Engineering. 1989. Engineering and the Advancement of Human Welfare: 10 Outstanding Achievements 1964-1989. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/1469.
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_ ~ N T HE A I N ~D N C ~ ~_ _ . _ E L F Outstand ing Achie7;ernents 1964- 1989 Selected by the National Academy of Engirleerirlg on the occasion of its 25th anniversary December 5, 1989 NAE'',,'25 T O F C O N T E N T 5 Introduction 2 Moon landing 4 Application Satellites ~ 0 Mieroprocessor I4 Computer-Aitle~l Design and Manufacturing ~ 8 CAT Scan 22 Advanced Composite MateriaBs 26 Jumbo Jet 30 Lasers 34 Fiber-Optic Communication 38 Genetical~y Engineered Products 42 Fur~er Rea~ling 46 Acknowle~lgments 48

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This popularly written booklet contains nontechnical descriptions of 10 major engineering achievements selected by the National Academy of Engineering on the occasion of its 25th anniversary, December 5, 1989. The achievements are the moon landing, application satellites, the microprocessor, computer-aided design and manufacturing, computer-assisted tomography, advanced composite materials, the jumbo jet, lasers, fiber-optic communication, and genetically engineered products.

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