19 Dec 2018
Kaleidocycles are found where science, math, and art meet. The objects resemble geometric sculptures that might be found in a modern art museum, but it is the motions they can undergo that really...
Type: Press release
17 Dec 2018
Dr. Johannes Schönke and Prof. Eliot Fried have introduced a new class of kaleidocycles, which have seven or more hinges. One of the researchers’ main challenges was learning what conditions had to...
Type: Photo
17 Dec 2018
Dr. Johannes Schönke and Prof. Eliot Fried of the OIST Mathematics, Mechanics, and Materials Unit have introduced a new class of kaleidocycles into the world. They call them Möbius Kaleidocycles...
Type: Video
17 Dec 2018
Dr. Johannes Schönke and Prof. Eliot Fried created a variety of Möbius Kaleidocycles with different numbers of hinges from folded paper and 3D printed materials.
Type: Photo
17 Dec 2018
A classical kaleidocycle (left) can only be moved in one specific way. Dr. Johannes Schönke and Prof. Eliot Fried wanted to learn if other ring linkages shared this property. Their result was the...
Type: Photo
2 Oct 2017
From left to right: Dr. Stoffel Janssens, Professor Eliot Fried, and Special Research student Vikash Chaurasia.
Type: Photo
2 Oct 2017
With a surfactant on the left-hand side water surface, we obtain asymmetric interfaces that are described by different curves, resulting in different forces applied to the cylinder. The horizontal...
Type: Photo
2 Oct 2017
With a surfactant on the left-hand side of the cylinder, the mechanical forces that act on the cylinder are asymmetrical. If detached from the recipient walls, the cylinder would accelerate to the...
Type: Photo
2 Oct 2017
The effects of surface tension are of central importance in many everyday phenomena: it causes small droplets of rain to stick to your windows, creates bubbles when you add detergent in your sink,...
Type: News Article
31 Mar 2017
Often used for children’s enjoyment and artistic performances, soap bubbles are delicate, light-reflecting films that typically last just a few seconds before bursting. But beyond their value to...
Type: News Article
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