Origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, is the inspiration behind a new sort of artificial muscle. It could make robots safer and help people who have lost the use of their limbs. The design involves a compressible skeleton with an air or fluid medium inside a flexible skin. Pressure is applied to the medium, causing the skeleton to contract or expand. Variations in the geometry of the origami-inspired skeleton enable single or multi-directional movements to be achieved. A wide range of materials can be used to meet specific requirements, including water solubility, transparency or elasticity, and even the ability to lift as much as 1,000 times its own weight. Drawing by @inky.dave #Harvard#origami#robots#science#cartoons
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Economist pics of the year: This aerial photo shows a woman cleaning the village square after firecrackers were set off as part of the "beat the Buddha" celebration in Yuxi village, Fujian province, China on February 10th 2017. Villagers in the area have a unique way of worshipping Buddha: they beat a rock statue of the deity to wish for a good new year and an abundant harvest. Credit: AFP/Getty Images/Johannes Eisele #beattheBuddha#firecracker#China#tradition#celebration
That’s creepy, but you do you hummingbirds. 💁🏽♀️💁🏼♂️ #hummingbirds#science weird #birds 📢 Share the knowledge! Tag your friends in the comments.
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En venta el Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X R4 con el que compitió Juan Pablo Castro en el Campeonato de España de Rallyes de Tierra #latulasport#cert
Historic gas lamps are lit on the Charles Bridge in Prague on December 18th 2017. Every day at dusk during Advent, Jan Tater and his colleagues light the 37 lamps on the medieval bridge as an attraction for tourists. The oldest of these date from 1848. Credit: EPA-EFE/Rex/Shutterstock/Martin Divisek #CzechRepublic#Prague#Tourism#history#night#lighting
A Vietnamese crocodile lizard (Shinisaurus crocodilurus vietnamensis) in an undated photo, taken in Vietnam and released by the World Wildlife Fund on December 19th 2017. The Vietnamese crocodile lizard and a Thai turtle found on sale in a local market are among more than 100 new species discovered in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region in 2016. Credit: AFP/WWF/Thomas Ziegler #crocodilelizard#Vietnam#Mekong#nature#newspecies#ecology