crime Inspired

What inspired “Crime and Punishment?”

A new book links Dostoevsky’s fictional masterpiece to the story of an infamous French spree killer. But was this the central inspiration for his book? February 16, 2022 The first act of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment is not what you would call straightforward. The novel opens with a dropout law student heading to the…

Inspired Players

“We will not let his name die”: How NHL players were inspired by Willie O’Ree

As the Bruins retire O’Ree’s No. 22, we spoke to people he has inspired with his story who are continuing to work to make sure hockey truly is for everyone…

CAT’s Inspired

A Trio of Cat’s Eye-Inspired Perfumes Celebrates 40 Years Of Lovely Heists

While Ryo Saeba and Kaori Makimura fought crimes in Tsukasa Hojo’s City Hunter, the Kisugi sisters were committing them — for a nostalgic cause — in Hojo’s Cat’s Eye. Following up on the manga’s 40th anniversary, perfumer Dreaming Princess has created a trio of perfumes inspired by Hitomi, Rui, and Ai. The perfumes can be displayed together on…

Growth Inspired

Bone growth inspired ‘microrobots’ that can create their own bone

Inspired by the growth of bones in the skeleton, researchers at the universities of Linköping in Sweden and Okayama in Japan have developed a combination of materials that can morph into various shapes before hardening. The material is initially soft, but later hardens through a bone development process that uses the same materials found in…

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Inspired by a seed, this rotating drone will make your head spin

In flight, the drone resembles a giant seed pod, lofted in the wind and buzzing through a rotor.  Created by a team at the Singapore University of Technology & Design, this new seed-inspired one-wing drone is named F-SAM. It is a type of monocopter, or a helicopter with only one rotating blade. Engineers first developed…

Inspired Researchers

Inspired by art, researchers find the finger snap to have the highest acceleration the human body produces

This comic depicts the Bhamla Lab research in an exciting and engaging way – all pointing back to curiosity-driven science and how it can impact scientific research. Credit: Lindsey Leigh for Georgia Tech The snapping of a finger was first depicted in ancient Greek art around 300 B.C. Today, that same snap initiates evil forces…