4-D Printer Creates Shapeshifting Orchid

The technique could be used to develop new kinds of smart clothing that both repels water and breathes, or flexible scaffolding for printed organs.

Published On 01/27/2016
9:45 AM EST
The ink in this printer is a jello-like substance that contains tiny fibers of cellulose derived from wood. | Harvard University/Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering