4-D Printing Explained

About This Video: Forget 3D, 4D is the future! The kinks are still being worked out, but this new technology could transform life here on Earth, and even outer space. Anthony tells us how.

About This Video: MIT researcher Skylar Tibbits works on self-assembly — the idea that instead of building something (a chair, a skyscraper), we can create materials that build themselves, much the way a strand of DNA zips itself together. It’s a big concept at early stages; Tibbits shows us three in-the-lab projects that hint at what a self-assembling future might look like.

Skylar Tibbits, a TED Fellow, is an artist and computational architect working on “smart” components that can assemble themselves.

Related Website: http://selfassemblylab.net/

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