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Engineers elucidate why skin is resistant to tearing

April 7, 2015

Skin is remarkably resistant to tearing and a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory now have shown why.

Soft, Living Materials Made With Algae Glow Under Stress

October 23, 2023

Researchers have developed soft yet durable 3D-printed materials that glow in response to mechanical stress, such as compression, stretching or twisting. The materials derive their luminescence from single-celled algae known as dinoflagellates, which are embedded within the materials.

Model Predicts How E. Coli Bacteria Adapt Under Stress

October 13, 2017

…work sheds light on how cells adapt under environmental stress and has applications in precision medicine, where adaptive cell modeling could provide patient-specific treatments for bacterial infections.

Stresses and Hydrodynamics—Scientists Uncover New Organizing Principles of the Genome

December 23, 2022

A team of scientists including mechanical engineers at the University of California San Diego has uncovered the physical principles—a series of forces and hydrodynamic flows—that help ensure the proper functioning of life’s blueprint.

From round to square

December 12, 2016

Researchers at the University of California San Diego for the first time have revealed why the shape of the feather shaft changes from round to square when it’s put under stress in a paper published in recent issue of Advanced Science.

Soft Devices—Powered by ‘Stressed’ Algae—Glow in the Dark When Squished or Stretched

September 20, 2022

UC San Diego researchers developed soft devices containing algae that glow in the dark when experiencing mechanical stress, such as being squished, stretched, twisted or bent. The devices do not need electronics to produce light, making them useful for building soft robots for deep sea exploration.

The Unexpected Physics Behind Turkey’s Devastating 2023 Earthquakes

August 3, 2023

A new study from researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography uses a multidisciplinary approach to unravel the complexities of the two deadly earthquakes of nearly equal strength that struck Turkey and Syria on Feb. 6, 2023.

Electron-rich Metals Make Ceramics Tough to Crack

October 19, 2023

UC San Diego engineers have developed a recipe to make a certain class of ceramics tougher and more resistant to cracking. The newfound toughness of these ceramics paves the way for their use in extreme applications, such as spacecraft and other hypersonic vehicles.

Strength of Hair Inspires New Materials for Body Armor

January 17, 2017

In a new study, researchers at the University of California San Diego investigate why hair is incredibly strong and resistant to breaking. The findings could lead to the development of new materials for body armor and help cosmetic manufacturers create better hair care products.

Boxfish Shell Inspires New Materials for Body Armor and Flexible Electronics

July 30, 2015

The boxfish’s unique armor draws its strength from hexagon-shaped scales and the connections between them, engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have found. Engineers also describe how the structure of the boxfish (Lactoria cornuta) could serve as inspiration for body armor, robots and even flexible electronics.

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