A team of researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and two other institutions has developed a new 3-D printing method to create objects that can permanently transform into a range of different shapes in response to heat.
Researchers at Georgia Tech described how a class of water soluble liquid crystals, called lyotropic chromonic liquid crystals, exhibited unexpected characteristics that could be harnessed for use in sensors and other potential applications.
Four projects set to move forward at the Georgia Institute of Technology aim to lay the groundwork for manufacturing next-generation flexible electronics, which have the potential to make an impact on industries ranging from health care to defense.
An old adage holds that the flap of a butterfly’s wing in Brazil can trigger a tornado in Texas weeks later. How turbulence wanders from the insect to the tempest would seem unpredictable, but scientists are changing that by calculating future behavior of actual turbulent fluid flows.