Archive for 2013

Charting the stormy seas of social media

If you think tweets come from feathered things, posts are for fences, and pinterest is merely a typo, this story may not be for you.

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Stark black-and-white images evolved as Tillinghast ran the unbound pages repeatedly through a copier, accreting layer on layer of ink, adding depth and weight to the images.

The Secret Book

A hijacked work of art grows rampant and weed-like into new art.

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Technologies and jobs

Technologies and jobs

Over the past two decades, more than seventeen spin-off companies have licensed Clemson University technologies, and many of these companies have been established near Clemson. Clemson start-up companies have

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Tracking traffic

TrafficVision, a division of the Clemson-based start-up company Omnibond, develops software to automatically process video from roadway cameras.

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Bits & bites

“We thought about the obesity problem,” Muth says. “They have pedometers to track steps. What if we had something to track bites?”

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Launching the venture

How do inventions grab traction in the marketplace? Consider a few case studies.

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Carbon’s magic carpet

If you set fire to this page, a flake of ash might rise and float away. That little smidgen of carbon, as black as the wing of a crow, is so fragile it crumples to dust when it lands in the palm of your hand.

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Heads up

Concussions in big-time sports have been making the news, but the athletes most at risk are probably not on TV. They are children.

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Self-healing plastic

Learning from Mother Nature, Marek Urban has been creating plastics that are able to heal their own damage.

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Can a start-up compete with DuPont?

Twelve years ago, four Clemson faculty members got together and decided to create some new materials. They didn’t set out to start a business, hire a work force, or establish a brand.

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