A mollusk of a different stripe: Optical features embedded in marine shells may help develop responsive, transparent displays. Full story here.
We’re going to Taiwan! Hosted by Singtex, Okuma, and Sheico, activities will include surfing, deep sea fishing and visits to state-of-the-art carbon fiber and textile manufacturing facilities. For more information, including how to apply, click here.
Squishy robots: phase-changing material could allow even low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states. Full story here.
Like water off a duck’s back. STE@M faculty Gareth McKinley and collaborators reveals how shape and chemistry let feathers shed water after emerging from great depths. Full story here.
Patagonia’s Director of Advanced Research & Development, and STE@M Friend and Workshop Coordinator Tetsuya O’hara out testing the latest innovation in wetsuits.
m4s0n501 Professor Nick Fang and his students develop new nanostructured materials based on repeating microscopic units that has record-breaking stiffness at low density. Full story here.
Loughborough University Graduate School is delighted to offer five funded Graduate School studentships in the area of Intelligent, adaptable electronics for healthcare and wellbeing. These PhD students will be co-supervised by a cross-disciplinary academic team based in the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (Wolfson School), the School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering […]
A. E. Hosoi. “Drag Kings: Characterizing large-scale flows in cycling aerodynamics.” J. Fluid Mechanics 748, pp 1-4 (2014). doi:10.1017/jfm.2014.146 [Invited Focus on Fluids]. Full Article. Accompanying JFM blog entry.
Thank you to our MIT STE@M faculty and STE@M Affiliates — Eastman, Loughborough Sports Tech Institute, Nemo Equipment, Nike, Okuma, Patagonia, Polartec, Red Bull, and Singtex — for making STE@M Day a tremendous success! ———————————— STE@M is pleased to welcome our affiliates and all members of the MIT community to the first annual STE@M Expo […]