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Morphing metal shapes future of soft robotics

Phys.org: Imagine an aircraft that could alter its wing shape in midflight and, like a pelican, dive into the water before morphing into a submarine. Cornell University engineering professor Rob Shepherd and his group might help make that futuristic-sounding vehicle a reality. Read more

Celebrating a valuable and beautiful infinity on Pi Day

Forbes: Monday is Pi Day — in the U.S., at least. People in Europe might find it strange that March 14 would be the designated day to celebrate a ratio cherished by mathematicians and circle lovers around the world, but that’s because Americans also write the date as 3/14, similar to the first three digits of pi. Read more