Between the Folds
August 15, 2010
Did you know it was the works of origami and other science that helped invent the air bag in automobiles? They are doing work to investigate how to fold satellite into compact package that can be stored in rockets to be unfurled in outer space. The airs fold and unfold as we breath. These and many other fascinating subject is explored in this excellent documentary. One of my favorite part is from a Dr. who confessed that he just wanted to fold paper after two fancy scientific degrees from Berkley. I think he also wrote technical and mathematical papers so it’s not entirely true that he tossed it all away to just fold paper.
Origami involves both art and science. It demonstrated several mathematical concepts.