San Diego Supercomputer Center Building Dedication Ceremony (part 1 of 7)

linked profile(s): Fran
submitted by: btolo
With the press of a large 'I/O' button and strobe lights simulating a "powering up" sequence, officials of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and University of California, San Diego ushered in the next era of data-intensive computing by dedicating a new, energy-efficient building extension as a key resource for UC San Diego and beyond. Part 1 of 7 - Fran Berman Introduction SDSC Building Dedication Website

Light-triggered Robotic Arm

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J. Mater. Chem. DOI: 10.1039/b815289f
By incoporating at different sites the light-responsive LC films the resulting band shows segmented bending like a robotic arm.

Light-induced macroscopic motion of azobenzene incorporated LC film

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J. Mater. Chem. DOI:10.1039/b815289f
Azobenzene incorporated LC film show macroscopic motion under alternative UV/Vis light

Vertical Aligned Carbon Nanotube Surface (VA-CNTs) promising for Spider Man

submitted by: andrewsun

Zhonglin Wang and co-workors mimic the toe of gecko and produce an adhesive surface that can hold a 100kg person with a normal hand area.

Liangti Qu, Liming Dai, Morley Stone, Zhenhai Xia, and Zhong Lin Wang
Science 10 October 2008 322: 238-242 [DOI: 10.1126/science.1159503]

The leaky faucet

submitted by: scidust

An experiment using dry ice

Bubbles Floating on Carbon Dioxide

submitted by: Don Mackay

Carbon dioxide is denser than air and so bubbles (filled with air) will float in an acquarium filled with CO2.