New material will reduce the force of an impact
Today’s Video of the Day from the National Science Foundation introduces a new strategy to reduce the force of an impact.
Researchers at the University of Washington are using the structure of origami to design a protective layer that could be applied to spacecraft, drones, and other vehicles.
The team developed a paper model of a metamaterial using the origami-style folding technique. The creases in the material will soften the impact of an external force by turning a compression wave into a decompression wave.
Video Credit: University of Washington