DailyDirt: Extreme Origami

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Almost any hobby can be taken a bit too seriously, depending on how enthusiastic its practitioners really are. Origami has some extremely cool applications (eg. unfolding solar panels in space, trisecting angles), and it's being studied by mathematicians just for fun. Even if you've only folded paper planes, here are some interesting origami links for you. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Pixelation, Feb 21st, 2011 @ 5:26pm

    Proteins

    If you are looking for something that folds, check out protein. Incredibly fast and complex. Folding at Home is all about that.

    http://folding.stanford.edu/

     

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    Pixelation, Feb 21st, 2011 @ 5:53pm

    I wonder when the guys who made the 'origami robot' will be sued for copyright infringement.

     

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    Oz, Feb 21st, 2011 @ 6:02pm

    Origami

    Slow news day much?

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Feb 21st, 2011 @ 11:39pm

    Tool To Help Construct Origami Designs

    I donít think TreeMaker quite generates the complete set of folds for you, but it helps you to work it out.

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Feb 21st, 2011 @ 11:41pm

    For Those Wondering About the Practical Use Of All This...

    ... consider the Miura fold, which was developed out of the mathematical study of Origami. By a Japanese researcher, of course...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 22nd, 2011 @ 7:56am

    Wait... has origami really solved the 'trisect an angle' problem? That was proven impossible with a compass and straightedge. Does the addition of 'folding' give the ability to perform a trisection?

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Feb 22nd, 2011 @ 2:22pm

    Re: Trisecting An Angle

    Well, you see, folding paper is nothing like working with a compass and straightedge. So yes, the things you can do with one are not like the things you can do with the other.

     

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