Two news articles have recently highlighted the work of University of Michigan Department of Physics Professor Xiaoming Mao and her team.

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Source: Xinhua, Sci&Tech section 2017-01-30 13:59:20

Source: engadgetMetamaterial Can Switch from Soft to Hard - and Back Again

Original News Source: University of Michigan News, New Metamaterial Can Switch from Hard to Soft—and Back Again