News tagged with origami

Origami—mathematics in creasing

Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. One uncut square of paper can, in the hands of an origami artist, be folded into a bird, a frog, a sailboat, or a Japanese samurai helmet beetle. Origami can be extraordinarily complicat ...

dateJan 07, 2015 in Mathematics
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Video: Launching origami into space

Most people who know of origami think of it as the Japanese art of paper folding. Though it began centuries ago, origami became better known to the world in the 20th century when it evolved into a modern ...

dateOct 29, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Researchers create world's largest DNA origami

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 ...

dateSep 11, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Solar power, origami-style

(Phys.org) —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 ...

dateAug 15, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Fluorescent jungle gyms made of DNA

(Phys.org) —The 1966 movie Fantastic Voyage presented a vision of the future that includes tiny machines gliding through the body and repairing injuries. Almost 50 years later, scientists are figuring out ...

dateMar 17, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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