1. Engineers and artists at the University of Michigan will receive nearly $2 million from the National Science Foundation for a four-year research campaign to find out whether the ancient art of origami could bring nanotechnology into the third dimension.

    Industry is highly proficient at patterning flat surfaces down to the nanometer scale, but integrating nanostructures into larger and three-dimensional materials and devices has proved trickier to master. With an origami-like approach, manufacturers could potentially use existing machinery to make high-tech paper that can then be folded into the desired device.

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    Images by Laura Rudich | Michigan Engineering

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