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
31 Mar 2017
Type: Photo
9 Mar 2017
Magnetic balls provide exciting avenues for exploring many fundamental phenomena in physics. They can be assembled by hand into chains and more complex structures and used to model the properties of...
Type: News Article
9 Mar 2017
Testing the stability of cylindrical tube made from 15,360 hexagonally packed magnetic balls (192 rings, each made up of 80 balls). A high-speed camera recording reveals crumpling at the base of the...
Type: Video
17 Feb 2016
The new milk frother you are using to prepare your cappuccino is likely using magnetic gears. Magnetic gears transmit rotary motion like mechanical gears but instead of teeth they use magnetic...
Type: News Article
15 Jan 2015
Previous research has already demonstrated that substantial quantities of self-motile or active agents such as bacteria in a fluid environment can be harnessed to do mechanical work like moving...
Type: News Article
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