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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...

2014-01-23 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...

2013-09-19 23:01:43

Physicist Robert Lang, the world's foremost paper-folding artist, will present "The Mathematics of Origami" at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. Easton, PA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 The ancient art of paper folding has gone high-tech and a new exhibit at Lafayette College features an amazing collection of sculptures that blend math and science with the practice of origami from some of the planet’s most extreme paper-folding artists. Called Crease, Fold and Bend the...

2013-05-04 23:00:46

Kids Activities Blog's make a dog tutorial is an easy origami project for kids that combines art, math, history, and science in a fun and hands-on way. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 04, 2013 Make a dog. Easy origami ideas for kids have been published on Kids Activities Blog. The paper folding ideas combine art, math, history and even science in a fun way. Explore the world of paper folding and origami by making some simple designs. Origami combines the world of art with geometry to make awesome...

2012-07-21 23:02:49

OhioPaperFolders, Sponsors of the Annual CenterFold Origami Convention Held in Central Ohio is Pleased to Announce Michael LaFosse, Richard Alexander and Bernie Peyton as Guests of Honor for CenterFold 2012. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 August 16th-19th 2012 ---- CenterFold, the premier mid-west origami convention to feature origami masters Michael LaFosse, Richard Alexander and Bernie Peyton. This fun educational four day event includes dozens of origami classes ranging from...

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2012-03-12 06:48:24

Chemists from the University of Texas at Austin have developed a new origami-inspired paper sensor that can reportedly test for malaria, HIV, and other diseases and costs less than a dime per unit. According to Gizmag reporter Ben Coxworth, the device is known as the origami Paper Analytical Device (oPAD) and was invented by university researchers Hong Liu and Richard Crooks. The oPAD is folded together by the user and was inspired by both the traditional Japanese art of paper folding and...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.