Inspired by metamorphosis in nature, a kirigami material creates transforming structures. Could it lead to variable architectures?
Creating satellites that could travel flat and transform themselves into a dish shape would make space exploration easier, say researchers.
Origami has inpsired a new kind of microbot that can fold itself. It could be useful in fields like medical equipment and infrastructure sensing.
Thanks to its toughness, "protein origami" could be useful in drug delivery, sensing, or other applications.
A paper cutting method called kirigami can spin terahertz rays in real time to peer into biological tissue, report researchers.
Landing is stressful on a rocket's legs because they must handle the force of the impact with the landing pad. A new origami metamaterial could help.
A new technique that merges the ancient art of origami with 21st century technology could one day be useful for biomedical devices and space exploration.