Material Science

Entropy and energy influence polygonal nets folding into Platonic solids

What makes an object successful at folding? Protein scientists study how an object transforms between…

The Scutoid: additional solution for three-dimensional packing

Tissues flex into intricate three-dimensional forms that lead to organs as an embryo grows. This…

Creating a self-assembling quasicrystal

A quasiperiodic crystal, also known as a quasicrystal, is an organized but nonperiodic structure. A…

Fractal cube structures show promise for dissipating shockwave energy

Shockwaves are dissipated five times better by 3D printed fractal structures with closely spaced gaps…