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Computational Origami: Not Just Paper Swans

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Computational Origami: Not Just Paper Swans

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Computational Origami: Not Just Paper Swans

Computational Origami: Not Just Paper Swans

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MIT professor Erik Demaine created a new field of science by combining his passions for mathematics and origami — the Japanese art of folding. He calls it computational origami. It helps scientists figure out the best way to fold all kinds of items, including equipment used in space and automotive airbags. Hear NPR's Bob Edwards.