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MIT: Intelligent plastics change shape with light

Published april 15th, 2005 by

Sounds beautiful. Imagine making a sculpture that changes shape as the sun rotates around it?

Intelligent plastics change shape with light – MIT News Office

Picture a flower that opens when facing the sunlight. In work that mimics that sensitivity to light, an MIT engineer and his German colleagues have created the first plastics that can be deformed and temporarily fixed into shape by light.”

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