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Pine cones inspire new materials that change their shape according to stimuli

By Damir Beciri
21 April 2013

pineconesInspired by the ability of pine cones to close their scales when wet and open them again once they have dried out, a group of researchers at ETH Zurich devised a new method to produce a variety of composite materials that are able to change their shape to a pre-programmed shape after being influence by… »