The Free Dictionary  
mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest Forum Search | Active Topics | Members

"The Origami Revolution" Options
Hope123
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 5:15:55 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/23/2015
Posts: 8,411
Neurons: 48,155
Location: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
We have been watching on TV the PBS series "NOVA". I had no idea the ancient Japanese art of Origami had become a revolution in science, engineering, health, and math and thought it might be of interest to others who are not aware of it being a lot more than art. Too bad it will not allow the video to run online outside of copyright areas.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/origami-revolution.html

The centuries-old tradition of folding two-dimensional paper into three-dimensional shapes is inspiring a scientific revolution. The rules of folding are at the heart of many natural phenomena, from how leaves blossom to how beetles fly. But now, engineers and designers are applying its principles to reshape the world around us—and even within us, designing new drugs, micro-robots, and future space missions. With this burgeoning field of origami-inspired-design, the question is: can the mathematics of origami be boiled down to one elegant algorithm—a fail-proof guidebook to make any object out of a flat surface, just by folding? And if so, what would that mean for the future of design? Explore the high-tech future of this age-old art as NOVA unfolds “The Origami Revolution.”


https://www.livescience.com/49121-origami-inspired-engineering-is-expanding.html

https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nvtor-sci-predictfold/wgbh-nova-the-origami-revolution-predicting-how-proteins-fold#.WVzzr9PyvfY


The past is to be respected/acknowledged, not worshipped. It is in our future we will find our greatness. Pierre Trudeau
NKM
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 8:15:47 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/14/2015
Posts: 5,031
Neurons: 283,778
Location: Corinth, New York, United States
I watched that Nova presentation, and I was amazed at the concept — and awed by the complexity of it.

Hope123
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 9:07:59 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 3/23/2015
Posts: 8,411
Neurons: 48,155
Location: Burlington, Ontario, Canada
It really is remarkable, NKM.

And remarkable what brilliant young minds are thinking about and achieving for science, physics, human health, and the understanding of the earth in this concept and in many others. My faith in the future of humankind is wrapped up in the young. They are inheriting our mistakes and excesses but have already started forward.

The past is to be respected/acknowledged, not worshipped. It is in our future we will find our greatness. Pierre Trudeau
NKM
Posted: Monday, September 10, 2018 11:44:33 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 2/14/2015
Posts: 5,031
Neurons: 283,778
Location: Corinth, New York, United States
It helps that they've also inherited such things as origami and gene-splicing, too.

Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS
Forum Terms and Guidelines | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2008-2018 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.