Video of the Day: 3D-printing in the past, long live 4D




Video of the Day: 3D-printing in the past, long live 4D March 3, 2013

At the time, while most of the world concerned about the prospects of 3D-printing , science opens the door to the world of 4D.

4D – is a term for the technology, which was discussed in the conference TED Skylar Tibbits (Skylar Tibbits), head of the Laboratory of self-organizing systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It is not difficult to guess the fourth «D» here is time. Thus, three-dimensional objects under the influence of time can change its form.

“In print three-dimensional objects, in fact, is nothing new. I wonder what will happen to the object under the influence of time, ”

– Skylar Tibbits said the BBC.

That it became clear what was going on, he took the plunge into the water and plastic, which is under the influence of time, created the object with the specified forms. He used for the conversion of the energy of water. In the near future, scientists are going to try out this technology to a larger facility. They will also explore the possibility of obtaining energy from other sources of heat, sound and vibration.

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