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HARVARD RESEARCHERS DESIGN 3­D MATERIAL WITH CONTROLLABLE SHAPE AND SIZE

Imagine a house that could fit in a backpack or a wall that could become a window with the flick of a switch. Harvard researchers have designed a new type of foldable material that is versatile, tunable and self actuated. It can change size, volume and shape; it can fold flat to withstand the weight of an elephant without breaking, and pop right back up to prepare for the next task. The research was lead by Katia Bertoldi, the John […]