The Science in Science Fiction's Artificial Men, by Dr. Dawn MacIsaac and Dr. Kevin B. Englehart -- This article describes the work and progress bioengineers are striving to accomplish in the study and production of electronically powered artificial limbs, noting that Luke Skywalker's functional artificial hand could be a near-future reality. A Brighter Future from Gallium Nitride Nanowires, by Dr. Kris A. Bertness, Dr. Norman A. Sanford, and Dr. Albert V. Davydov -- This article focuses on what makes nitride semiconductor nanowires unique as technological materials, and how these differences could be exploited as the field matures. Leadership, the Final Frontier: Lessons from the Captains of Star Trek, by Paul Kimmerly and David R. Webb -- The authors look at the advantages and disadvantages of the approaches used by each Star Trek captain and how managers can use the lessons taught by them. Ten Lessons Learned: Data Warehouse Development Project, California Department of Fish and Game, by Crilly Butler, Jr. -- This article describes how a highly successful data warehouse project has resolved the California Department of Fish and Game's struggle to assemble their abundance of data into a coherent and meaningful representation of its core business. A System View of Merging Software and Hardware, by Mike McNair -- This article presents six observations and recommendations to make the effort of merging hardware and software a successful one. A Gentle Introduction to Object-Oriented Software Principles, by Maj. Christopher Bohn, Ph.D., and John Reisner -- This article helps software professionals find the answer to the question, just what is this object-oriented paradigm? All We Need to Know about Software Project Management, We Can Learn from Watching Star Trek, by David R. Webb -- This tongue-in-cheek article transports software engineers from the planning room to the Star Trek Bridge.