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October 1, 2020

Origami crane sitting on foldable structure

An origami crane sits on a foldable structure. Researchers produced small, 3D origami-built metamaterials, retaining the best properties without resorting to artifacts to enable folding.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant CMMI 1538830.]

Learn more in the Northwestern University news story Origami metamaterials reveal reversible auxeticity combined with high deformation recoverability. (Date image taken: July 10, 2020; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 1, 2020)

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