Drinkable?

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These days I am virtually fully occupied by many things. One of such a business is the vast demands for reviewing of papers. I may be overdoing, as I was awarded as the top reviewer in the world. The other important job is that I am starting a new course for undergrads on polymer science. […]

Rheology in vending machines

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Last month, I was seriously sick and in a hospital for a few weeks. During that period, when I felt reasonably good, occasionally I sought something related to rheology for patients. For example, it was interesting to see that the needles for intravenous drips are flexible. I did recognize it because I had enough time […]

Force-display device utilizing MR fluid

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In the last week we have new undergrads. In our department the undergrads are distributed to the laboratories in their final year for the thesis project. The assignment is basically made according to their choice. The undergrads are asked to submit their order of preference for the laboratories. Owing to the collected lists, the professors […]

Oral exam for undergrads

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Last Wednesday we had the oral examination for the undergrads in our department. For the final clarification, our undergrads have to pass the three hurdles, consisting of i) approval from the supervisor, ii) oral defence against the other professors, and iii) thesis evaluation. The situation depends on university and even department. In some places, one […]

Final exam for master couse

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We had the oral examination for the master students. In our department, they have to submit their thesis by the end of January. Afterwards they have interviews with a few professors who are assigned as the reviewer and give the students some critical comments from their expertise. Around one week later than the thesis submission, […]

The Mayonnaise Effect

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In these days, I am struggling with my own code. The code is not new, and actually it was written several years ago, by myself. I am reading the code as I have a necessity to use it, but it is very difficult. There are several tricky parts for which I cannot remember the necessity. […]

Capillary length of water

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In the Christmas vacation I was busy for reviewing some funding proposals. To my observation, there seemed too many research plans which strongly heads to industrial applications. Although such a direction is along the social demand, as a researcher in a basic science, it is somewhat pity. Indeed, only a few proposals mentioned theoretical directions… […]