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
15 Jan 2015
Here Red particles represent Active agents and green represent  Passive  agents. The variation in density of the mixture and the strength of the self-motile agents creates vortexes in the...
Type: Video
15 Jan 2015
The three distinct flow pattern phases found through computer simulations by Denis F. Hinz and Eliot Fried at OIST. From left to right, mesoturbulant, polar flock and voritcal are visualized.
Type: Photo
10 Dec 2014
The figure above shows loops with soap films spanning them. If the loops are sufficiently small they remain circular (a). As the length of the loop increases from (b) to (d) the initially circular...
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