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Scientists Use Cells to Fold Origami

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Here is the latest in cool biotechnology at the microscopic level: “Researchers at the University of Tokyo are using cells to fold microscopic origami shapes. The scientists hope that in the future the use of tissue cells to fold structures will lead to next generation medical devices and allow for the engineering of biological tissue. [...]

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Roots of Unity

Counterexamples in Origami

Ain't she a beaut? Image: Evelyn Lamb.

Surfaces are complicated. Triangles are simple. That’s an idea behind some methods of creating computer graphics and some advanced mathematics. If we have a surface, we can take a bunch of points on the surface and connect them into triangles to obtain an approximation of the surface. That’s all well and good, but how reliable [...]

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