Folding Objects With Light
Chemical engineers transform two-dimensional patterns into three-dimensional objects using light.
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Inside Science Buzzwords:
- Origami - The art of Japanese paper folding.
- Infrared light - An invisible form of electromagnetic radiation just beyond the visible light spectrum that can be felt as heat.
- Polymer - A chemical compound, tending to be flexible and lightweight, that is formed by smaller identical molecules that link together.