Scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands and Kent State University in Ohio have developed a new material that can undulate and therefore propel itself forward under the influence of light. To achieve this, the scientists clamp a strip of this polymer material in a rectangular frame. When illuminated, it goes for a walk all on its own. This small device, the size of a paperclip, is the world’s first machine to convert light directly into walking, simply using one fixed light source.
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Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance Professor Tamara L. Honesty helped to bring a beloved 1980s television series to the stage in the world premiere production of Family Ties.
During its annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, the Ohio Aviation Association designated the Kent State University Airport as its Airport of the Year.
As part of the university’s Kent State of Wellness initiative, Kent State University is becoming a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus. A part of the university’s Strategic Roadmap to a Distinctive Kent State, all Kent State campuses will be smoke- and tobacco-free beginning July 1, 2017, fostering the wellbeing of the university community and the environment.
What’s it really like to build costumes from scratch for a mainstage musical? The sights and sounds of Kent State University’s Costume Shop are as much of a production as the show itself.
Kent State University faculty and students in the Department of Physics, in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently played a key role in using a new silicon detector technology to examine nuclear collisions that recreate the Big Bang on a tiny scale in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, on Long Island.
When someone suffers a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or brain tumor, one of the common symptoms is aphasia, a disorder that arises from damage to portions of the brain, usually the left side, that are responsible for language. It impairs the expression and understanding of language as well as reading and writing.
Kent State Business Professor Craig Zamary challenges entrepreneurial students to consider impact of artificial intelligence on a global economy.
A pair of Kent State University female pilots have successfully completed the 2017 Air Race Classic. The Flying Flashes finished fifth out of the 12 universities, and 15th out of the 47 teams overall. They also received a prize for finishing second on the seventh leg of the race and were one of only nine teams to complete the race with zero penalties.