Cities, in particular big cities like most capitals in the world, concentrate population and economic activities. They also are centers… Read more Book review: Greenovation, urban leadership on climate change.
Andre Gide wrote:” art is born from constraints, lives from fights, and dies from liberty”. Well, if not art, at… Read more Interactive: impact, without contact.
Neurones respond to external stimuli. Responsive materials too. And what about us and our ideas? Looking at it from afar, it… Read more Tales of the lab: 56, Stimuli.
Seashells are strong and colourful, But our ceramic mugs are so dull! What if we change, in its tininess, The… Read more Tales of the lab: 55, what we are working on this year (poetically)?
Conferences are a means to share information and knowledge. There are also conferences designed to inspire and motivate people, especially… Read more Phenotypes
Changing the environment is a simple trick to approach a problem from a different angle, a different point of view,… Read more Tales of the lab: 54, resetting, changing angle
Whether you are undergraduate student, postgrad, postdoc, researcher, etc. you are preparing for your next career step. Although you are… Read more Tales of the lab: 53, preparing your next career step
2020 comes to an end, let’s review this unusual year. We published the first original research from the group with… Read more Tales of the lab: 52, 2020 in review
The virtual Spring/Fall MRS meeting happened last week, and I made my best to attend. As the name indicates, it… Read more Attending a virtual conference, take-aways.
Serendipity refers to something happening by chance, something not planned, other than what was looked for. Appreciate this type of… Read more Serendipity
To grow a papaya plant from the seed of a fresh fruit, the seed has to be taken out, removed… Read more What is there in those Papaya seeds?
We carry out experiments to solve a problem. We have a team. Sometimes, we use our intuition more than the… Read more Tales of the lab: 51, PI, Private Investigator or Police Inspector?
The double coconut tree, or coco de mer, is a unique case of remaining gigantism: the plant is endemic of… Read more Giant seed dispersal of the double coconut
A SEM, or scanning electron microscope, is used to look at features below 10 µm, that cannot be seen optically.… Read more Tales of the lab: 50 SEM magic
With the advent of the 5G, the internet of things, the grid, etc. it is expected the world to become… Read more Artificial intelligence and digital art
Plastic is everywhere, no big news. Plastic is polluting, no big news. But, are we really aware of how much… Read more Planet or plastics ? an exhibit to raise awareness on plastic pollution.
Ceramics are inert, stable, immobile. We have ceramic tea cups, ceramic tiles, ceramic vases. They are immobile, and even fragile.… Read more Ceramics in motion, examples from Japan.
3D printing and coil hand-building are two processes that look astonishingly similar: they are both layer-by-layer deposition of elongated filaments,… Read more 3D printing or coil automated building method?
At first, a new research group starts with a seed, planted by the PI. For the first few months, the… Read more Tale of the lab: 48 seeding a lab