Text: “NASA’s New Shape-Shifting Radiator Inspired by Origami.”

Extract: “Vivek Dwivedi, a technologist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has teamed with a couple of researchers at Brigham Young University in Utah to advance an unconventional radiator that would fold and unfold, much like the V-groove paper structures created with origami, the art of transforming a flat piece of paper into a finished sculpture.”


This specific has a number of links to mathematical knowledge and culture, as well as the arts and the natural sciences. Origami has direct links to Japanese culture but the principles of origami are being used in an entirely different way by NASA.

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