Tag archive for College of Engineering and Science

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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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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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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Digital breakthrough

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

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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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