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Ladybug wings

May 22, 2017

Kazuya Saito, who researches foldable structures at University of Tokyo’s Institute of Industrial Science, has figured out how ladybugs fold their wings. And hopes the knowledge will help lead to better folding umbrellas. But umbrellas are a one-off. With 3d printing and automated sewing, why not custom tents, awnings, dodgers, and biminis?

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