News tagged with shape

Making telescopes that curve and twist

A new tool for computational design allows users to turn any 3D shape into a collapsible telescoping structure. New mathematical methods developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University capture the complex and diverse ...

dateJul 11, 2017 in Computer Sciences
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The effectiveness of 3-D camouflage

Over 100 years ago, the American artist Abbot Thayer proposed that the reason so many animals are darker on their backs than their bellies is to disguise their 3-D shape and so improve camouflage.

dateNov 01, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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