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World’s Largest DNA Origami Created
2014-09-15 03:39:17

North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of Copenhagen have created the world’s largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics. “These origami can be customized for use in everything from studying cell behavior to creating templates for the nanofabrication of electronic components,” says Dr. Thom LaBean, an associate professor...

origami solar panel array
2014-08-15 05:33:22

Elizabeth Landau, Jet Propulsion Laboratory As a high school student at a study program in Japan, Brian Trease would fold wrappers from fast-food cheeseburgers into cranes. He loved discovering different origami techniques in library books. Today, Trease, a mechanical engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, thinks about how the principles of origami could be used for space-bound devices. "This is a unique crossover of art and culture and technology," he...

self-folding crawling robot
2014-08-08 05:03:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Drawing inspiration from origami, the traditional Japanese art of folding paper into three-dimensional objects, researchers from MIT and Harvard University have created a way to coax flat sheets of composite materials to transform themselves into complex robots capable of performing tasks such as crawling and turning. Writing in the latest edition of the journal Science, the study authors explained how their robot assembled itself...

2014-06-18 08:25:26

Korean company FiveThirty brings the ancient paper art into the digital now SEOUL, South Korea and CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of South Korea's leading mobile gaming companies, FiveThirty, Inc., is bringing their acclaimed Origami game "Let's Fold" to the United States. "Let's Fold" revolutionizes the ancient art of origami by giving players the ability to have fun and challenge themselves with each new game while practicing mind-stretching techniques...

3-D Silicon Shapes Fold Themselves When Wetted By Microscopic Droplets Of Water
2014-06-04 03:08:24

American Institute of Physics Tiny self-assembling tools could one day deliver drugs to targeted areas of the body or even perform autonomous microsurgery Researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have taken the precise art of origami down to the microscopic scale. Using only a drop of water, the scientists have folded flat sheets of silicon nitride into cubes, pyramids, half soccer-ball-shaped bowls and long triangular structures that resemble Toblerone chocolate...

mit self folding robots
2014-05-31 05:06:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Inspired by origami, engineers at MIT have developed 3D printable robotic components capable of self-assembly when heated to certain temperatures. Two research papers presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Hong Kong this week described the latest evolution in the on-going pursuit of printable robots. The first paper identifies a system that can take digital specifications of a 3D shape and...

2014-03-12 16:21:58

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you think your origami skills can't be beat - try this: (1) use the world's thinnest material, (2) make the origami fold and unfold itself, and (3) pack into your miniscule origami box enough hydrogen atoms to exceed future U.S. goals for hydrogen energy storage devices. Researchers from the University of Maryland have done all three. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130808/DC61542LOGO Graphene is the world's...

2014-01-31 04:22:32

- Multifunction Printer Creates Office!? 1,744 Origami Works Adorn Space in Movie - TOKYO, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Konica Minolta, Inc. has produced a Web drama, "Made from ORIGAMI -- The Shape of Motivation," in which its multifunction printer gives shape to the ideas of clients through "origami," or the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The drama will be put on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6B2ahCQStY). (Photo:...

2014-01-23 12:22:38

MIAMI, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FIU researchers are using technology and principles derived from the traditional Japanese art of origami to create remarkably compact and incredibly efficient antennas and electronics. "By using origami geometries we can reconfigure antennas to whatever shape fits our purpose," said Stavros Georgakopoulos, assistant professor in FIU's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. "These geometries offer unique advantages of...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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