A scientist who has studied falling playing cards, coiling rope and other phenomena has now analyzed what transforms a carpenter’s tool into a sonorous instrument.
The Harvard professor formed a team to solve a riddle stumping many exasperated parents: What’s the most painless way to brush tangled hair?
Insights on centuries-old folk instrument is underpinned by a mathematical principle that may pave the way for high-quality resonators for sensing, electronics and more.
Researchers develop a mathematical understanding of detangling that could be used for textile manufacturing, robotic hairdressers
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a shape-shifting material that can take and hold any possible shape, paving the way for a new type of multifunctional material that could be used in a range of applications, from robotics and biotechnology to architecture.
Researchers in the US have used the physics of singularities to study the recess, or cusp, that forms around the stalk of an apple.
Researchers develop a mathematical model to explain the complex architecture of termite mounds
Platform could be used for self-cleaning surfaces and other applications
From crumpled paper to termite mounds to three-sided coins, L. Mahadevan has turned the whole world into his laboratory.
Researchers use geometry and dynamics to better understand tissue organization.