A Tale of Two Hobbies: Part 1

When you think of the future of materials science and engineering, you probably don’t think of origami or canning.  Neither would most people.  I, however, know something that most people don’t, the origin of two amazing materials: metamaterials and aerogels.  Due to space constraints, today’s post will just be about metamaterials, but don’t you worry, […]

Bridge Over Troubled Water

We drive on them, we walk on them, we even ride our bikes over them, and yet as we pass them on our daily commute they fade into the scenery like so many oak trees.  These valuable mechanisms have been around since the Mesopotamian society, and they provide the quickest means to get from one […]