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April 4, 2011 /  Nivea

Origami engineering

The ancient Chinese art of paper folding is probably not in most people’s minds when rushing to bag their groceries. But engineers have now built a foldable grocery bag from steel (go ahead, load it with soda bottles!) using an origami-inspired design that could help speed up factory packaging processes. The technique may eventually lead to buildings that can change shape at the push of button.

via Paper, Plastic, or Steel?

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