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Mechanical engineers and materials scientists will address the most pressing challenges of the 21st century: providing a plentiful supply of clean energy; ensuring high-quality, affordable health care; and maintaining the security of nations and communities. The principles of mechanics are embedded in each of these challenges, determining the behavior of man-made and natural systems as diverse as wind turbines, crawling cells and fighter jets. New materials — nanostructured, multifunctional, energy-harvesting, light, strong and environmentally friendly — will disrupt the way these systems are designed and made.

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