Tag archive for CoES

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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Digital breakthrough

Stop-action photos of a bullet shattering glass? No, the bullet and the glass are digital.

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Wrapping up food safety

After missionaries working in anti-Christian areas asked for a self-contained package that included bread as a cup with wine or grape juice sealed inside. The idea: Leave no evidence behind after taking communion.

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Don’t be afraid

One day last summer, Bria Dawson walked into a clinic in Singapore and watched a patient take a needle in the eye.

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a valve for saving your heart

For twenty years, Naren Vyavahare has been dedicated to improving the treatments and procedures surrounding artificial heart valves.

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a drop of water, a speck of coal

When water drop appears at the tip of the needle, an invisible force seems to seize it and float it in air.

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the web of science

A few strands of spider silk glisten like gold as they catch the light. Otherwise they are invisible. And 800 times stronger than steel.

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Reality and the big, fuzzy blah

The personal ambition to create, Summers says, is probably the same for an engineer as it is for a painter or a poet.

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Creativity can make art of science

Working at the intersection of art and science, Hung “tweaks the methodologies of science,” she says.

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Jumping the ditch

So creativity, Paul says, does not necessarily yield a work that everyone instantly recognizes as good. In many cases, it reconfig­ures our idea of what good is.

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