What is kirigami and how has it inspired scientists to create a new material?

The method Kirigami, which is a variation of the origami you can see above, has inspired scientists to research a range of new and innovative structures

Scientists are experimenting with 'kirigami metamorphosis', structures which can change their shape into multiple different architectures. Image: UNSPLASH/Chinh Le Duc

Matt Shipman
Research Communications Lead, University Communications, NC State University
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Metamorphosis of three-dimensional kirigami-inspired reconfigurable and reprogrammable architected matter. Image: Yanbin Li, Jie Yin


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