State of the Art

Food for the Future

Author(s): Art Johnson
Food for the Future 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Food is national security. Food is economy. It is employment, energy, history. Food is everything. —Spanish chef José Andrés The supermarket in Tijuana had a display of fresh fruits and vegetables, but…

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Courage

Author(s): Art Johnson
Courage 150 150 IEEE Pulse

“Fate loves the fearless.” That was the fortune inside my wife’s fortune cookie that had been brought to her after a satisfying Chinese meal. How appropriate was that fortune days…

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The Hygiene Hypothesis

Author(s): Art Johnson
The Hygiene Hypothesis 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Some call it the five-second rule, some extend that to five minutes, and some don’t care. This is the amount of time people are comfortable with picking up and eating…

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Develop the Foresight to Anticipate Hindsight

Author(s): Art Johnson
Develop the Foresight to Anticipate Hindsight 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Shopping is not my favorite activity, but when I do have that opportunity, usually when on vacation, I often find myself in shops catering to tourists. Of course, the shop…

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It Is Diversity of Experience That Counts

Author(s): Art Johnson
It Is Diversity of Experience That Counts 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Isaac Asimov, the celebrated science fiction writer, once wrote an essay about creativity [1]. The truly creative mind, he wrote, is one that makes new connections between previously separated concepts.…

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The Raving

Author(s): Art Johnson
The Raving 150 150 IEEE Pulse

[In the early days of my teaching, when I taught a graduate-level instrumentation systems course in the department, I used to find means to challenge my students in unconventional ways…

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Why Are Our Teachers Taking It on the Chin?

Author(s): Art Johnson
Why Are Our Teachers Taking It on the Chin? 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Two headlines tell it all. The first, on the cover of the 3 November 2014 issue of Time, says, “Rotten Apples: It’s Nearly Impossible to Fire a Bad Teacher.” The…

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The Technology Hype Cycle

Author(s): Art Johnson
The Technology Hype Cycle 150 150 IEEE Pulse

It has been said that the Stone Age did not end because ancient humans ran out of stones. No, the key was that new technologies allowed them to advance to something better: first copper, next bronze,…

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Going Solar

Author(s): Art Johnson
Going Solar 150 150 IEEE Pulse

Since 2008, the solar-generating capacity in the United States has increased by 1,200%, and the Johnson household is now one more. Last spring, we had solar panels installed on the…

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