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Saddle-shaped origami enables new microelectronic applications

November 22, 2019

The hypar origami form, with its sweeping opposing arcs and saddle shape, has long been popular with artists…
Hyperbolic Paraboloid Origami Harnesses Bistability to Enable New Applications

September 19, 2019

While perhaps not as iconic as the paper crane, the hypar origami with its sweeping opposing arcs and…
Nanoscale origami: Smallest-ever, atomically precise structures set stage for quantum breakthroughs

September 9, 2019

If you think learning traditional paper origami is a difficult practice, try wrapping your head around origami on…
Origami-inspired materials could soften the blow for reusable spacecraft

May 27, 2019

Space vehicles like SpaceX’s Falcon 9 are designed to be reusable. But this means that, like Olympic gymnasts hoping for…
Morphing Origami Takes a New Shape, Expanding Use Possibilities

April 19, 2019

Origami-based structures have been used to create deployable solar arrays for space, adaptable acoustic systems for symphony halls…
‘Artificial muscle’ takes origami to the next level

December 28, 2018

Imagine an electrically-powered device as thin as paper, as powerful as human muscle, and capable of lifting 1,000…
Shape-Shifting Origami Could Help Antenna Systems Adapt On The Fly

December 13, 2018

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have devised a method for using an origami-based structure to create…
Origami cushions protect drones from collisions

October 25, 2018

Taking inspiration from the ancient art of paper folding, scientists from the University of Liverpool in collaboration with…
Origami, 3D Printing Merge to Make Complex Structures in One Shot

October 23, 2018

By merging the ancient art of origami with 21st century technology, researchers have created a one-step approach to…
Origami inspires highly efficient solar steam generator

September 24, 2018

Water covers most of the globe, yet many regions still suffer from a lack of clean drinking water.…
Berkeley engineers develop origami electronics from cheap, foldable paper

July 9, 2018

Using inexpensive materials, UC Berkeley engineers have fabricated foldable electronic switches and sensors directly onto paper, along with…
These Small Robots are Inspired by Origami

October 19, 2017

Roboticist Cynthia Sung has been doing origami since she was young. She says she was always excited by the possibility…
Origami-inspired delivery drone

October 13, 2017

Researchers at EPFL developed a spherical drone that can be folded up to be more compact when not…
New Software Speeds Origami Structure Designs

October 12, 2017

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new computer-aided approach that streamlines the design process for…
Clothes That Can Grow 7 Sizes

September 28, 2017

Ryan Yasin a 24 year old UK student of aeronautical engineering, find out a solution to the problem…
What Looks Good on Paper May Look Good In Space

September 24, 2017

An ancient art form has taken on new shape at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Origami,…
Canoe That Can Be Folded Into The Bag

March 14, 2017

Casual Canoe boats are big and bulky that can’t be transported via regular car. MyCanoe is foldable like origami…
Reconfigurable Origami Tubes Could Find Antenna, Microfluidic Uses

January 29, 2016

Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, may soon provide a foundation for antennas that can reconfigure themselves…
Paper Tubes Make Stiff Origami Structures

September 8, 2015

From shipping and construction to outer space, origami could put a folded twist on structural engineering. Researchers from…
Origami robot – folds up by itself and moves without motors

June 16, 2015

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a printable origami robot. It only weighs a third of…
An origami battery that generates power from bacteria

June 16, 2015

An engineer at Binghamton University has created a flexible, origami-style battery. Not only its appearance, but also its…
Popular origami pattern makes the switch

March 9, 2015

An origami paper-folding pattern called the square twist is the basis of a microscopic switch that Cornell physicists…
NSF helps launch origami into space

October 30, 2014

Most people who know of origami think of it as the Japanese art of paper folding. Though it…
Solar Power, Origami-Style

August 15, 2014

As a high school student at a study program in Japan, Brian Trease would fold wrappers from fast-food…
Origami robot folds itself up, crawls away

August 8, 2014

For years, a team of researchers at MIT and Harvard University has been working on origami robots — reconfigurable robots…
Engineers turn to origami to solve astronomical space problem

November 28, 2013

BYU engineers have teamed up with a world-renowned origami expert to solve one of space exploration’s greatest (and…
Knowing When to Fold ‘Em

November 27, 2012

Electrical engineer Azita Emami is an expert in the 21st century technology of analog and digital circuits for computers, sensors,…
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