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A novel ’4D printing’ method inspired by plants | KurzweilAI

A novel ’4D printing’ method inspired by plants | KurzweilAI

Harvard University scientists have evolved their microscale 3D printing technology to the fourth dimension, time. Inspired by natural structures like plants, which respond and change their form over time according to environmental stimuli, the team has designed 4D-printed hydrogel composite structures that change shape upon immersion in water.The team is located at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard…

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