Track star Mitchell Black, E16, wins his third NCAA crown
Mitchell Black is a double major in mechanical
engineering and astrophysics and has applied to graduate
programs in aerospace, aeronautics and astronautics, and
space engineering, as well as for positions at NASA. On
March 12 in Grinnell, Iowa, Black added a third NCAA 800
meters title to his resume, winning the 2016 indoor event
with considerable ease.
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Kaplan and Omenetto Research Preserving Food with Silk
Professors David Kaplan and Fiorenzo Omenetto and a research team from Tufts used an ultra-thin coating of biocompatible silk to keep fruit fresh without refrigeration. Kaplan and Omenetto's research demonstrates a promising alternative for the preservation of delicate foods, as countries across the world struggle with the negative impacts of food waste. Read more in Scientific Reports.
Dorfmann Studies Dynamics of the Chameleon Tongue
Associate Professor Luis Dorfmann worked with colleagues to propose a mathematical model, based on large deformation elasticity, to explain the ballistic projection of the chameleon tongue. The model could potentially have applications in the design of elastic materials. Read the research paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A, and coverage from BBC News.