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KieranTimberlake to design new engineering building

The architecture firm KieranTimberlake will design a new building for Brown's School of Engineering. The facility will provide new lab space for the School's expanding research efforts. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015.

 


Students relish Solar Decathlon experience

Techstyle Haus :
The 2014 Solar Decathlon has drawn to a close. The RISD/Brown/Erfurt team brought home top ten finishes in four events, along with an experience they’ll never forget. Techstyle Haus, their one-of-a-kind solar home, now heads for its final stop — an arts retreat in France where it will serve as housing for visiting artists.

2014 Solar Decathlon Europe

RISD/Brown/Erfurt team unveils unique fabric solar house

Assembly at Versailles:
A team of students from RISD, Brown, and the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, now in France, has unpacked and reassembled a solar house they built in Providence this spring. They are in an international competition on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles.


New research from Prof. K.S. Kim and Mazen Diab

How a wrinkle becomes a crease

The natural history of wrinkles, creases, and folds:
Kyung-Suk Kim and Mazen Diab have worked out the mathematics of how wrinkles form in solid materials under compression — and how, under more compression, those wrinkles can become creases. The mathematics of wrinkles and creases could help in the design of flexible electronic circuits, artificial skin, and soft robotic grips and may help explain brain injuries due to compression.

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