Monthly Archives: February 2014

Undersea Microstructures

From Nadia Drake’s Ars Technica story: Mysterious Undersea “Crop Circles” Finally Explained: In 2011, scientists determined that the rings themselves were made of eelgrass, a native type of seagrass that hosts small fish and other crustaceans. Late last year, after … Continue reading

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Your Major Need Not Be Your Destiny: Improbable Careers of Materials Engineers

At my other blog, we have looked at examples of metallurgists and materials engineers with later careers in other fields: Verghese Kurien (the father of India’s White Revolution), Manohar Parrikar (Chief Minister of Goa) Sidin Vadukut (journalist at Mint, blogger, … Continue reading

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