A new generation of meta-materials are emerging from a 17th century source. That’s the gist of a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, where a trio of engineers describe an entirely new form of origami that they say turns a simple piece of paper into a structure more than two orders of magnitude stronger than itself. Read more >>
Toilet paper is an odd thing. Despite the fact that we often rub it against one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies on a daily basis, very little thought is ever given to where it came from or how it's made.