Origami Finds Legitimacy in Science, if Not in Congress

L. Brian Stauffer

Inspired by an origami pattern, collapsible 
“metamaterials” could be used to absorb 
impacts or to build portable shelters.
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Everyone remembers origami. It’s that thing you did in grade school where you folded a piece of paper into the shape of a bird or a fish.

Increasingly, however, it’s also the stuff of serious science.

A Stanford University professor has gotten a...

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