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.
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.
STE@M featured in MIT’s Technolog Review: http://www.technologyreview.com/article/524221/engineering-thrills/
MIT students K. K. Wopat, Christine Jiang, Paige Kennedy, Jack Clark, David Larson, and Abdiel Mireles show off their beer pong lunchers to Loughborough University Vice-Chancellor and President Bob Allison.