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The Origami Revolution

Season 44 Episode 5 | 53m 50s

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 more.

Aired: 02/15/17

Expires: 02/14/20

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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