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2012-03-12 06:43:15

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have reportedly developed a new method for printing two-dimensional polymer sheets that can be folded into three-dimensional creations by simply adding water. According to university and National Science Foundation (NSF) press releases, Christian Santangelo, Ryan Hayward and their colleagues were inspired by the way a flower petal naturally expands to develop a new techique that harnesses a technique called photolithography, in which a...

2012-03-09 02:24:04

Work inspired by curly leaves Inspired by nature's ability to shape a petal, and building on simple techniques used in photolithography and printing, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a new tool for manufacturing three-dimensional shapes easily and cheaply, to aid advances in biomedicine, robotics and tunable micro-optics. Ryan Hayward, Christian Santangelo and colleagues describe their new method of halftone gel lithography for photo-patterning...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.